I know there are limits on the number of flags one can cast in a day. I found this in the FAQ:

How many flags do I have?

When you start out you are alloted 10 flags per-day. This number may increase to up to 100 flags per-day:

  • You get one bonus flag per 2000 reputation.
  • You are awarded additional bonus flags when you flag correctly.

However, I have only 7 offensive flags remaining and I haven't flagged anything yet today. I have 12 flags moderator attention flags left also. (I suppose I've already gained a few additional bonus flags)

What are the original flag limits for each type of flag per day? How many must I flag to receive additional bonus flags?

  • Are you really lacking in flags? Are you hitting your limit in flags per day? There must be a lot of offensive crap out there everyday.
    – Mitch
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 14:56
  • No, this is just out of curiosity.
    – Luke_0
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 15:48

1 Answer 1


When I asked How is the number of flags for moderation attention calculated? the given answer said:

  • default 10 per day
  • one bonus flag per 2000 reputation
  • one bonus flag per 20 "flag weight" above the default
  • maximum 100

The flag weight is not anymore visible in the user profiles; the third point needs to be translated in terms of useful flags. Basing on this answer on Meta Stack Overflow (visible to MSO's 10K users), 20 "flag weight" would mean 2 useful flags. Basing on that answer, the increment is for any flag.

For every 20 points of flag weight beyond the default, you get one additional moderator, comment, and spam/offensive flag per day.

  • How are the flags split between spam/offensive and inform moderator flags?
    – Luke_0
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 18:23
  • There are different counters.
    – avpaderno
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 18:29
  • So, do offensive flags work the same as the other type, except they start with five (or some nearby number)?
    – Luke_0
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 18:31
  • That, or the number of useful flags is kept separated. I have 51 flags for moderation attention, and 46 flags for spam posts; that could be explained in two different ways.
    – avpaderno
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 18:40

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