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My flagging privilege on SO was revoked, then I got it back, made a “helpful” flagging, then revoked again

My flagging privilege was probably removed with the following error message: Too many of your recent flags have been declined - please review them instead of flagging this post! Although my ...
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Can we introduce comment flag bans as we have for posts flags?

Declined post flags give people warnings and can result in flag bans. Allow recovery from flag hellban There's a rise in both flags and in declined flags, as reviewed in these two questions: Can we ...
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“fun” comment flagged as not constructive - Why was it declined?

I flagged the "All is lost. The end is nigh" comment on this question as not constructive. It was declined without any comments and I was wondering why. Was it considered somewhat funny and therefore ...
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One incorrectly declined flag causes a warning every time I attempt to flag a post

I had flagged this post on Stack Overflow as spam. The flag was declined, then later in a meta topic we found it was spam and got deleted as such, but the flag's still marked declined. However, ...
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Can we make new flag responses more visible?

When looking at my flag-responses page, it's not always easy to tell what's new. Sometimes flags take a while to resolve, so I might have one farther down the page that only now got resolved. ...
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Add a link to the relevant Meta post in the flag ban notice

Currently, the flag ban notice in the flag summary page looks like that: You are currently banned from flagging - view flags declined in the last 7 days There's no link to the Help Center or a ...
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Group link-only answers and veiled-as-answers answers into their own category

Alright, I have taken both this and this question into account. Both of these questions have been answered by stating that these link-only answers should be custom flagged with a clear description of ...
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I don't know how long I'm flag banned for, and that would be useful to know

It would be nice if I knew the time I'm banned for - a range of tomorrow - 7 days isn't a very narrow time frame. Could we be able to see the same "time remaining" that mods can on our flagged page (...
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Flag never handled

A question was flagged, and subsequently closed before anyone handled the flag. It doesn't show up in the flag queue, or on the post when viewing it (other than the "1 flag" floating box). However, it ...
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Do declined comment flags contribute to becoming hell banned?

As per this question - it seems dismissed flags on answers/questions eventually can allow your flags to not be seen. I had asked about how frequently we should flag comments on a beta site. This ...
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Reset flag declined warnings due to Close vote burn down

With the recent massive burndown of the close vote queue I've found myself banned from flagging despite having a very high flag acceptance rate. Given that the burndown is NOT a normal thing. Shouldn'...
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How to flag a flag?

I've found a question that's incorrectly flagged as an duplicate. I'm not the author of the question. Still, I would like to request moderator intervention regarding the flag. How do I do that? One ...
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Flagging content on Stack Overflow

What happens when a user flags content (question or answer or a comment) on Stack Overflow? Is the flagged content sent to moderators? How does Stack Overflow make sure that flagged content is, in ...
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Is it OK to retract flags?

I have a habit that whenever I see a bad answer, I flag as NAA or VLQ and leave a (auto) comment to point out the reason for my flag. Sometimes after six to eight weeks a few hours the author sees my ...
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Users with 100% flag decline rates will never know their flags are being declined if they flag infrequently

The flag warning is shown to a user based on flag statistics within a window of 7 days. This means that flag warnings, and by extension flag bans, are optimized for users who flag a lot. Besides the ...

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