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What causes a flag to be “aged away”? [duplicate]

In my flagged post history, I noticed a section for "aged away" flags. What exactly are "aged away" flags? Does it just mean the flag was inactive for a while? If so, how long does a flag need to be ...
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How does comment voting and flagging work?

Comments can now be upvoted and flagged. How do those features work? Do users get rep for their upvoted comments? Do upvoted comments have any effect on comment sorting? And can users see their own ...
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Don't let flag-to-close flags linger for months in flag purgatory

Here is the close queue: Here is an active flag I have: I currently have 5 flags pending in the close queue. Some, like this one, are months old. This doesn't feel right and may discourage ...
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How to read the flagging summary?

The new flagging summary (click on your number of helpful flags in your profile) is cool, however some posts have a gray background, some don't. What does it mean? example:
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Why do close votes expire?

I nominated this question to be closed as a dup. I see that two other people upvoted my comment, so they might have voted to close it as well. Now, we didn't gather enough votes, and all close votes ...
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Don't age away spam/rude/abusive flags

Currently, spam flags and rude/abusive flags age away in 2 days if not acted upon. This doesn't really happen on active sites, but it does happen elsewhere. (For example, I have four aged-away spam ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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Why was my flag marked “scheduledtaskinvalidated”?

I know that there are three reasons with which a flag can be dismissed: helpful, declined, or disputed. However, I recently came across this fourth one: It has been pointed out to me that this could ...
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mystical flag with unusual properties

Sorry, if these questions are really basic, but I never really flagged anything until a few months ago, and I've still submitted less than a dozen flags. And I've just looked at my flagging summary ...
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How many posts in SO CV queue aren't eligible for vote expiration, ie have no votes, only flags?

Is there a way to estimate amount of posts in queue that aren't eligible for vote expiration, that is have only flags? I'd like to understand how many posts are guaranteed to eventually leave the ...
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Should I worry about my aged away flag count?

So on Stack Overflow, I have a lot of aged-away flags. The helpful flags to aged away flags ratio seems out of balance. I have 38 helpful and 21 aged away. I only have one retracted, and it was ...
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Do close votes on old questions really ever age away? [duplicate]

So now and then I stumble upon an older question which is essentially a duplicate of a yet older and/or more popular/canonical question. Today's example is What's the difference between ...
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Do flags to close expire like votes to close? [duplicate]

Votes to close are known to expire, for the reasons explained eg in answers to this question: Why do close votes expire? Does something like this happen to flags to close cast by users lacking CV ...
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...
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Prevent duplicate flag to be marked as “aged away”

I understand the use of the aged away flags for closing requests for old questions (since standards may have been changed etc.). In https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/204347/334095 I found that aged ...