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Flag weight was a measure of how well a user raises flags. The measure is no longer used anywhere on the site. Please do research before asking any questions with this tag.

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Let flags of users with good flagging history skip peer review validation [closed]

With reference to the flags page in moderator (10k) tools. Here 10k+ users can tend to flags by users. As a user with a fairly decent flagging history (95%+ helpful) (FYI - ~4% is, IMO, incorrect ...
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Do i still lose flag weight if i got a declined flag, yet the question gets closed? [duplicate]

Lets say i flagged a question for moderator attention, the moderator declines my flag. The question gets lots of downvotes, gets numerous edits for poor content and ends up getting closed. Do i ...
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Active flag for over 5 days (and counting) on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I submitted a custom-reason flag on an answer on "Aug 30 at 11:42", and it is still labeled active. I also have another custom-reason flag on another answer on a different question from "Aug 30 at 13:...
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Flagging History Summary [duplicate]

Are the flags above the blue line totals and the one's below partial summaries? Also, what is considered a good flagging history? I want an idea whether I have too many declined of disputed flags. ...
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Flag weight is not getting decrease after flag a post on MSO [duplicate]

Generally I the post which are "off-topic" for MSO. Since last few days I am noticing that whenever I flag any post as "off-topic" my remaining flag count doesn't get change. Right now I have ...
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What does "selfclear" mean as a comment flag disposition?

I recently flagged a number of comments. I didn't just want all the comments nuked (which I know is easiest), so I flagged just the ones I thought were obsolete or should be removed. Almost all the ...
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Remove the max flags per day restriction for good flaggers

This is the second time that I've hit this cap: Given that out of my 697 flags, I've only had 15 declined, I feel that I'm trustworthy. Instead, I can't flag crap until tomorrow.
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Is there a "Flag weight" balance that should be maintained? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the “Bad Things,” if any, associated with the declined flag count? Is there a minimum 'helpful flags' to 'declined flags' ratio that a User should maintain as a base ...
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Make disputed flags not be "disputed" if declined by a moderator [closed]

Currently, the behavior of flags in the 10k queue is this: If action is taken, either by the community or by a mod, the flag is "helpful" (positively affecting flag weight) If they are marked "...
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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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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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Good ratio of helpful / declined flags

I was wondering what a good ratio of helpful flags to declined flags is. Currently, I have raised 17 flags (on SO), all of them were deemed helpful. So it seems that I am on the right track. But what ...
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Why do I sometimes get one more flag to use in the middle of the day?

Over the last few days, I have used up my entire supply of flags each day. After doing so, I see that I have 0 flags remaining. However, on some days, I see that I have one flag remaining several ...
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what is the effect of declined flag on user profile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the “Bad Things,” if any, associated with the declined flag count? Earlier when we flag some thing and the flag is declined, then it had a negative effect ...
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What are the "Bad Things," if any, associated with the declined flag count? [closed]

Premise There should be an FAQ that addresses the consequences (if any) of a high "declined flag" count or a low helpful:declined ratio. Analysis There are a LOT of questions on meta surrounding ...
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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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Why does my flag limit get reduced day by day?

For the past two days I was reviewing Stack Overflow Q&A. And I came across this concept. The first day I was able to flag 41 posts. And after that I got the warning that "You can flag only 41 ...
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Where is flag weight feature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happened to flag weight? Some day's back I was able to see my flag weight on my profile on stack overflow site. But now a day's there is nothing like that just a count of ...
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What determines the number of flags I get after the removal of flag weight? [duplicate]

The flag weight feature has been removed. Now what determines the number of flags I get each day?
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Where'd my flag weight go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happened to flag weight? I'm sure this has been asked before (though I can't find it), but was flag weight suddenly removed? My (logged in) profile page now shows only ...
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Should the "flag-weights" tag be renamed to the "helpful-flags"?

As Waffles wrote @ https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/119714/143601: We now only show the number of helpful flags on your profile page (visible only to you) ... this number only ever increases. ...
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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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Permanent Flag Weight History Link on User Profile

The link to the user's flagging history should always be available to them (but not to the public) in their profile. Example for my profile: Flagging History At the moment, the link isn't displayed ...
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Additional flag weight for double flagging a question? [closed]

Do you get additional flag weight for marking a question as spam or offensive along with low quality as well? Why is this type of double-flagging allowed?
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Flag weight gain by actions other than flagging? [closed]

The Deputy tag on SO says: Achieved a flag weight of 500 by reviewing and flagging appropriately Does that mean I can get flag weight by reviewing? If so, how? If not, is this a mistake in the ...
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Flag weight default value [closed]

So I just read that post and I was just wondering if there is a practical reason for the default flag weight value to be 100. Why doesn't it start at 0, is there a logic I don't get behind all that?
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Voting to close, then flagging [closed]

It looks like a bug allowing you to flag a question, then vote to close was recently fixed; you will no longer gain any flag weight if you vote to close a question you've already flagged. It seems ...
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The flag weight system could use some improvements

Problems I see: How disputed flags work: as I argued here, disputed flags are useless and might do more harm than good. Really, what is the incentive to flag a flag invalid? The way I see it, I'm ...
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Disputed flags should still give flag weight to users who made the right call

TLDR version: If I wanted to, I could spoil everyone's flag weight by marking all flags I see as invalid. Nobody would earn flag weight, and I wouldn't lose anything either. This is IMNSHO broken. I ...
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Flagging answers as 'not an answer'...what happens if the answer is then improved?

Apologies if this has already been asked, I couldn't find anything using the search. If I was to flag an answer as 'not an answer' because (obviously) it did not answer the question, and the answer ...
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I'm not gaining flag weight for my Spam flags [closed]

Often my Spam flags never get marked as 'Helpful', even after they are deleted: Bill the Lizard, JNK and I carried out a little experiment to check, and I do not receive an increase in flag weight ...
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Increase flag weight for successful close votes [closed]

For 3000+ rep users with the vote-to-close privilege, a duplicate flag is automatically turned into a duplicate vote-to-close. This makes perfect sense. However, as introducing the Marshal badge ...
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Question got deleted by accident? [closed]

This question from CoffeeAddict got deleted yesterday, possibly following my flag (the link is only for moderators) saying: It is eligible to be reopened again IMHO The question was (successfully) ...
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Merged my two accounts on SO, but I lost my flag-weight [closed]

I recently (by accident, actually) merged my 2 accounts on SO, one of which had a flag weight that was well over 300 (if I recall correctly). However, this did not transfer over when the accounts were ...
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Remove flag weight and flag validity already

Flag weight is the total number of flags marked as valid helpful minus the number of flags marked as invalid declined for a given user. That number is used… … well, it's shown on a user's profile, ...
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How does the close vote count increase as my flag weight increases? [closed]

The vote-to-close privilege page on Super User states the following (emphasis added): You may cast up to 24 close votes per day. (This ceiling increases dependent on your flag weight and is set at ...
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Users can raise their own flag weight. :O

Recently, I discovered a way to manipulate the current flagging system so that I can raise my own flag weight. It all began innocently enough. I looked through my downvoted answers and saw an answer ...
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Flag declined after a day

I flagged an answer that was made 8 hours ago from my flagging and was missing half of it. use this code: was the answer So I flagged it and after 2 hours I saw someone had added code to it: use ...
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Is there anything broken with the way flags are being handled?

First of all, I understand that flag weight is not like reputation, and in the grand scheme of things, you can participate perfectly well in the community regardless of your flag weight, but theres ...
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Flag declined because of removed post

When a post if flagged and then removed by the OP before a moderator sees it, the flag is declined due to the post being removed by the user. This affects the flag weight of the person who flagged the ...
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Why is the Marshal badge awarded at a flag weight of 749 (and not at 750)? [closed]

The recently introduced Marshal badge is awarded for achieving a flag weight of 749. According to this investigation by marcog (meanwhile confirmed by Wladimir Palant), it takes a mere 10 correct ...
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Post was removed after I flagged it. How to know if I flagged correctly?

As I saw an answer which was an offensive comment on one of our peer, I flagged it as offensive, and just 5 minutes after the user (or a moderator) removed that answer. How can I know if I flagged the ...
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Should I be able to gain flag weight for flagging my own questions? [closed]

I asked two questions which shouldn't have been asked in the first place. One question was a duplicate and another question was my own misunderstanding about how SO and MSO are counted separately from ...
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What is the rationale behind that the flag score increase is non-linear after reaching 500? [closed]

I am just confused with the flag score? Why the flag score increase is non-linear after 500? I know there is a max cap score of 750. Why don't just make it as linear and increase the max cap, say ...
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How do moderators increase/reduce a user's flag weight when they flag incorrectly? [closed]

I flagged some questions/answers as "doesn't belong here" or "needs moderator attention". Some of them were rejected, and my flag weight is now down to 80. By reading What is flag weight?, I know my ...
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Why was my flagging deemed "Invalid"?

If I remember correctly, this question was moved to codegolf, to which I objected at codegolf by flagging it there with the comment "This is not about the shortest piece of code and should never have ...
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Why has my flag weight stopped at 300? [duplicate]

I know 300 is not the cap, so this is not a duplicate question. My flag weight stopped at exactly 300 a few days ago, at the same time I gained the privilege to Cast close and reopen votes, so I'm ...
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Why didn't flagging comments affect my Flagging Summary or Flag Weight [closed]

Yesterday I flagged a number of comments. In fact I used up my allotted number of comment flags. Some of the comments were immediately deleted which if I understand correctly means the comment had ...
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My Flag weight fluctuates even with no changes [closed]

Earlier today, before I had flagged anything, my flag weight was 637 (and change). After the admins had checked all my flags, they went up to 648 (and change). And now (I haven't flagged anything else)...
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How many flags to reach 750 flag-weight? [closed]

750 is the asymptotic limit for flag weight, but it is known that it can be reached thanks to rounding. Suppose that a user has no invalid flags. How many flags does he need to reach the 750 limit? ...
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