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Let's get rid of the 10K flag queue

The 10K tools are pretty cool... You get a birds-eye view of activity on the site, a "dashboard" view of what's happening. Some of the individual tools haven't scaled particularly well with Stack ...
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New badges for the increased flag-weight

Because the flag-weight has increased to 750, and (if I understood it right) you'll get less and less weight with every flag towards 750, I'd like to suggest two new Badges: Sheriff (Silver): ...
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4answers
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I don't flag - What is wrong with me?

Being active on Stack Overflow and Meta - I don't have even 100 helpful flags on both sites (many of them came from flags before I could vote to close). Then I see people in a moderator election ...
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1answer
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How to best handle the “Possible vandalism of own posts” flag?

I got a moderator flag saying, "Possible vandalism of own posts; multiple deletions in a short time"; the user is one of my stronger users. The deleted answers are all over a month old. The flag ...
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How and when should we use the “invalid flag” flag? [closed]

I found the "invalid flag" option, and have used it a few times. Mostly where someone's flagged a post as "very low quality", but it's either been fixed or it was never really that bad. But it seems ...
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As 10k+, how does it help that I review flags?

I've recently passed the 10k limit and gained access to the 10k tools. Reviewing edits certainly helps as well as reviewing posts flagged for closing (where I can directly cast a close vote myself if ...
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Is there a “how to” for the 10K moderator tools?

So I just reached 10,000 rep. Yay! :) Apparently I now have access to moderator tools. But how do I use these moderator tools? I click on Tools at the top, and when I click on a tab, I see helpful ...
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1answer
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“Invalid flag” flag in 10k tools creates potential for flag state superposition [closed]

In the 10k user tools users now have the ability to mark an existing flag against a post as invalid. When this happens moderators see this as a combined flag that looks kind of like: invalid flag - ...
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1answer
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What should 10k users do with flagged answers?

Every once in a while I take a look at the tools page and see a high number of flags - like right now. And there is indeed some pretty spammy stuff in there. It's fairly self-evident what to do with ...
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Stack Exchange Moderator FAQ

As per the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, this FAQ will serve the following purposes: To be the canonical reference for moderators across the Stack Exchange sites for things that are beyond question (...
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What's the logic behind suggested edits and flags numbers?

I just passed the 10k mark on SO and got access to the moderator tools. As a part of that, sometimes a orange number linking to suggested edits shows up. Other times, blue number linking to flagged ...
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What actually happens to “Invalid flag” flags?

I'm getting mixed messages about what happens when I use an "Invalid flag" flag: What actually happens? I thought I was being helpful by using "invalid flag" to push bad flags down in the queue. Am I ...
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What am I meant to do with flag review

In regards to Flagged Posts tools: https://stackoverflow.com/tools/flagged I can't for the life of me see what I'm meant to do. All it says is: Where should I start? Start at the top. This ...