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Is there any mechanism for revoking flag privileges? [duplicate]

Is there a mechanism that counts the total number of flags raised by each user, and calculates the percentage of those flags that get rejected? If not, may we have one? If the rejection number is too ...
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Do declined comment flags count towards the ban? [duplicate]

It seems like only post flags' declination counts towards the ban. Do declined comment flags also count towards the ban?
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too many of your recent flags declined, but not in reality [duplicate]

I was gonna flag a post for reopen but could because it show me this error: but, look at my flag list: Note: There are flags "waiting" for over a month until now. This is why I got so many on hold. ...
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Recover from flag ban [duplicate]

I get recently banned from flagging. But it's not quite clear to me why? In addition is there any way to recover from this ban? Will it age away and after 1-2 weeks it will be possible again? I'm not ...
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How can we improve the mod tools?

You may have noticed that we have a bit of a backlog for bugs and feature requests related to moderator tools. Our moderators do a lot of work to keep our sites running smoothly, and we recognize ...
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Decision on rejected edits should be displayed as a notification to the editor

Update, April 2014: I fully support Shog9's proposal of adding the message where it belongs—in the actual editing form. This is less intrusive than displaying it as a notification, but it serves the ...
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The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide

I noticed that I can only perform certain actions such as commenting a finite number of times in a given period of time. Obviously, rate limiting is in place to prevent accidental misuse or ...
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Allow moderators to reply to a flag

Many times, I see a flag (generally a custom one), and wish to reply to it. A common type is the "Convert to CW" flag that rears its head at times (it is helpful, since it leads to me closing the post,...
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What happened to flag weight? [duplicate]

I just noticed that my profile on Programmers no longer shows my flag weight. Instead I see the number of helpful flags. At the same time, the definition for the Marshal badge has been changed to "500 ...
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Dismiss flags on the same posts with different validities

Sometimes a post has both valid flags and invalid flags. As far as I can tell, all the flags on the same post have to be dismissed with the same validity. The scenario I encountered (on this question)...
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What is the difference between disputed and declined flags?

I'm looking at my flag count, and I see a couple 'declined' flags and a few 'disputed' flags, and I'm wondering: what is the difference between the two? I've had both disputed and declined flags ...
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Why there isn't reputation points for successful flagging?

By helping the site by flagging successfully (and therefore gaining higher flag weight), you typically inform that you are able to understand the system and be helpful. Similarly, when you are ...
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Hide “not an answer” and “very low quality” flags in the moderator flag queue

At present, when something is flagged as "not an answer" or "very low quality", that flagged post appears alongside all other flags that moderators have to handle. However, a little while ago these ...
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Let's give very-trusted users a Closehammer to go with their Dupehammer

I'm calling it a Closehammer rather than an Onholdhammer because... well, just look at how odd Onholdhammer looks. I'm proposing that trusted users be given the ability to instantly place a question ...
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What was the reasoning behind the deletion of this comment?

Right off the bat I'm going to make it clear that I know full well that comments are ephemeral, transient, and <third-word-here>. This question is more focused on the fact that a comment, which ...
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Flagging summary improvement: filters

Here is my flagging summary on SU: Your flagging history 32 posts flagged as requiring moderator attention 2 are waiting for review 3 were marked valid 1 were marked invalid (older flags ...
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Guaranteed flag-ban after a series of helpful flags

Related: Allow recovery from flag hellban Note: I am not requesting different action in my case; but thought the behavior was worth bringing up. I had 3 declined flags in row recently (it was a bad ...
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Can I get rid of “disputed” flag stat, if it turned out to be correct

So I flagged a post on Stack Overflow. But it wasn't accepted, so I got a "disputed" in my flag stats. But my surprise 1 hour later, the question was actually put on hold. No edits or anything ...
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When should a flag be declined?

I have already seen this post, but it is from the Era of Displayed Flag Weight. Also, it talks about moderating SO/SU (where flags are as rare as hay in a haystack and flag weight is a bigger deal). ...
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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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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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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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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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Do disputed flags count towards a flag-ban?

A long, long time ago there once was a user who asked about the difference between disputed and declined flags. And it references an answer that explains what a disputed flag is. From that post I ...
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Please revisit the decision not to let people remove moderator flags [duplicate]

More than a couple of people have suggested making it possible to remove/cancel/undo/whatever a moderator flag. Some seemed to be worried about flag weight or whatever. (I know "flag weight," per se, ...
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Are there manual flag bans?

In 2013, flag weight and the infamous hellban was replaced with a new automated system. Review bans are handed out automatically but can also be issued manually by mods. The same situation exists ...
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Why am I seeing the message “Some of your recent flags have been decline” when flagging?

I am seeing the warning that "Some of your recent flags have been declined." on Stack Overflow. However, looking at my flag history, this is how it is laid out: 38 Flags overall 7 Active Flags 1 ...
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Serial flag decliner

Looking back at one of my previous questions here at meta I feel like I was hit by serial flag decliner (someone who makes a large number of questionable declines of flags in a row): Was it a mistake ...
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How do I know if I am flagging correctly?

Is there any way to know how useful are the flags of a user? I read that flagging - weights used to exist (were visible) before, which would indicate this. However, what indicator is there now? Is ...
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Immediately rebanned after flag ban was lifted; should I wait to flag again?

I recently got automatically flag-banned on my Worldbuilding account. When I regained the ability to flag, I flagged another post that I had intended to flag but been unable to because of the ban. ...
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How can we gently prod new users to use custom flags only when needed?

Almost everyone has experienced this from one side or the other. Someone flags a post with a custom reason. A moderator looks at it and realizes that the flag didn't need a custom reason. The ...
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Warn users when they are about to hit the “guaranteed” flag ban

Background: Guaranteed flag-ban after a series of helpful flags I've hit the "guaranteed" ban above more times than I should, the last time being just a few days ago. Shog9 ♦ mentioned above, in the ...
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Make it more obvious that I'm banned only from flagging posts, not comments

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 It looks as if I was banned from flagging ...
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What's the normal delay for a flag to be dismissed?

Looking at my flagging history, I see quite a few (got 8 now) active ones dated as far back as August 9. Sometimes a flag gets addressed almost instantaneously, other times it just sits & wait ...
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Serial removal of [flag-weight] tag in progress via suggested edits - should we do anything?

I see a large number of proposals in the Suggested Edits queue right here on Meta Stack Exchange where the same user is trying to serially edit out (bulk untag?) the flag-weight tag. I understand ...
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Show declined flags in inbox

I propose that moderator flags which are declined should show up in the global inbox, as a way to more clearly and reliably educate the user on why their flags are declined, thus improving the quality ...
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Flagged post declined by Moderator

I recently flagged this post for being very low quality and just noticed it was declined. Could someone kindly shed some light as to why this would be? I mean, I thought it was pretty obvious that is ...
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Tweak the math for the new flag-ban system a little?

A relatively recent change to the flagging system has been elimination of the flag "hell ban," in favor of a more transparent system that includes feedback. This is a good thing. The new system, ...
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Repercussions when a flag gets declined? [duplicate]

I was wondering since i flagged this question for being low quality and got this response: declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention ...

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