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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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We don't need (to see) flag weight!

Update A new feature was added, but there appears to be no documentation out there. The change in flag weight caused by each flagging still missing. TL;DR: Flag weight is not very clear. Just telling ...
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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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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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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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Flag weight audit [duplicate]

I would like to be able to learn from my flagging "mistakes", and adapt my personal flagging thresholds. To do this, I need some idea of which items that I flagged added to or subtracted from my flag ...
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Consider flag weight as well as reputation for earning moderation tools [closed]

Users who have shown they are responsible wielders of moderator flags should be able to access moderator tools at lower reputation levels.
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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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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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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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What happens when you reach zero flag weight? [closed]

Marc Gravell wrote: IMPORTANT CHANGE - if you flag so consistently badly that you reach 0 weight, flags will be suppressed What happens exactly when one does reach flag weight zero? Does your ...
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Increasing Flag Weight when you have Voting Privileges? [closed]

How does one increase one's flag weight if one has gotten over 3,000 points and has earned the privilege to vote? I assume it's bad etiquette to still be flagging instead of using the voting ...
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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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What's the flag weight formula in the 500-750 range? [closed]

We've been told the flag weight formula above 500 has an asymptote of 750. What exactly is the formula being used though?
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Show current flag weight on flag weight summary page [closed]

The flag weight summary page shows my name, rep, and badges. But not my flag weight. Could we add this?
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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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To flag or not to flag and a request for auditing

This describes flag weight https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/80170/what-is-flag-weight (10k+ link) There is a link to an answer (from Marc Gravell) from another question Are the new moderator ...
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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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Don't have flag dismissal impact flags that have already been dismissed

This has been tossed around inside and out between moderators, about how the flag dismissal system works when it comes to old flags. Prior to flag rating, bringing up the old flags helped for context ...
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Are people abusing spam flagging as a cheap way to gain flag weight? [closed]

I just took a look at the list of flags and saw a bunch of spam flags against some user. As it turns out, looking at his profile, pretty much all of his 111 answers that I have peeked at propose ...
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Other users' flag weight values visible? [closed]

On SO I find myself able to view other users' flag weight values. Is this intentional?
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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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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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Unnecessary precision displayed for flag weight [closed]

I currently have a flag weight of 531.7108. Is it just me, or are the 4 digits of precision after the decimal point just a tad unnecessary? Borderline bug I think.
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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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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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Flag weight deputy badge bug? [closed]

I've been on "flag weight 500 (max)" on main for a while (probably the best part of a day, if not longer), but I've not been awarded the Deputy badge. Am I missing something or is this a bug?
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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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Flag weight 500: How can you tell if you're still flagging correctly? [closed]

When your flag weight is shown, and below 500, you can see it move if you flag. But once you hit 500 you can't be sure that your flag quality is still good - if you flag half a dozen badly and ...
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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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Why is flag weight capped? [closed]

The maximum value of flag weight is capped (originally at 500, now at 750). This is presumably to keep people from being able to cast hundreds of "inform mod" flags per day. That makes sense. ...
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Flag weight should be calculated in terms of % correct, not as though it were voting [closed]

Stemming from discussion at Flag weight 500: How can you tell if you're still flagging correctly? Statistically speaking, the current flag weight system is broken. If I get 51% of my flags correct,...
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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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Please show what flags were deemed good or bad

I would find it useful if the site that pops up when you click on your "flag weight" summary link showed what flaggings were deemed valid or invalid by the moderators. I think the flag ...
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Why is flag weight only shown if you're "relatively high" or "relatively low"? [closed]

I'm curious as to how well I do with moderator flags. But I can't see how well I'm doing because the flag weight isn't shown for those of us in the "middle band". I know I have 22 moderator attention ...
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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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Badge for reaching a high flag weighting score? [duplicate]

Due to the wider information released about the flag weighting system and the fact that a user's flag weight is now revealed to them (well, sometimes): As one of the new moderators on SU I've notice ...
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Flag-weight summary does not say if my flag was correct or wrong

The new change to show all the posts which I have flagged when I click on "flag-weight" link in my profile is awesome. This is one step in forward direction to atleast keep track of which posts I had ...
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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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Is it possible to show on the user profile whether the Flag Weight has increased or decreased? [closed]

The new Flag Weight is cool. However, would it be possible to show a + or -, depending if the last change increased or decreased the weight? This way, we could tell at a glance if our flagging is ...
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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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Can Flag Weight be available on data-dump and data-explorer? [closed]

Can Flag Weight be available on data-dump and data-explorer? Just curious :-)
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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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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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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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Flag weight fixed at 0 on meta.codereview [closed]

The situation is as follows: If a user looks at their own profile on meta.codereview, their flag weight is not displayed, suggesting it is in the normal range. If I (as a moderator) look at anybody's ...
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Other than flag weight, what influences priority in the moderator flag queue?

In the past, it was mentioned that the queue for moderator flags was being spruced up to prioritize the flags most likely to be actionable. I originally figured that the flag weight system was the ...
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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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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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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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