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How do the flag limits work?

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 ...
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Does flagging ever affect anyone's rep?

The title sums up my question nicely: does flagging ever affect anyone's rep? More specifically, if I flag a post as anything will the flagged user lose reputation at all? I know some flags, such as ...
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Why can't I flag a question as “offensive”?

I find a certain phrase in a particular question very offensive. However, I can't flag it as "offensive" like I can a comment. Is this by design? What should I flag it as instead?
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What does “not an answer” mean?

In the post What does “poke one in the eye” mean?, Yoichi Oishi asks what the phrase means in this context: ‘It seems every step we take, it’s something just to poke us in the eye,’ a frustrated ...
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What is the parenthetical number indicative of?

This seems to only show up on spam flags that are pending review. What does the parenthetical number next to the offending post's title indicate?
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How to earn Deputy or Marshal badges when you have over 3,000 reputation?

These badges are described: Deputy: "Achieved a flag weight of 500 by reviewing and flagging appropriately" Marshal: "Achieved a flag weight of 749 by reviewing and flagging appropriately" My flag ...
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Feature request: unflag

Can we have the option to unflag a post? If an issue is resolved before a moderator gets around to handling the flag, it we be nice if we could get rid of the flag and save someone the time of looking ...
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Is the “obsolete” flag applicable even to comments that have already re-written as answer?

In "Agreed" or "agreed to" there is a comment that has been re-written as answer. Is flagging the comment as obsolete correct, in this case? In which other cases should a comment ...
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When flagging a flag as invalid, report which flag was flagged as invalid

When you flag a flag as invalid, the flag history doesn't report which flag was flagged as invalid. It would be helpful if the flag history would report which flag was flagged as invalid.
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On flagging posts with lots of images

I flagged this answer with the note "pictures are a little excessive" and the flag was dismissed as invalid. I would like to publicly note that this is a terrible, terrible precedent. The images are ...
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Can I flag a single post multiple times?

Why can I flag something multiple times, and why can I get different results from each flag? I flagged a post one day, for "misinformation". Another day, while I was reviewing, I came to the same ...
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Comment flagging - condition where “please select a reason” warning appears but flag reason dialog does not

I happened to be flagging two comments as obsolete (on this answer, comments referring to a completed edit). I flagged the first, then clicked the second flag button, and upon trying to flag (I am ...
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When is a flag marked as “disputed”?

How much users does a flag need, before it is marked as disputed? Which flags are marked as disputed? Suppose that a user flags an answer as "not an answer," and I mark it as invalid; then X users ...
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If the discussion has been moved to chat, what am I supposed to do?

It's the second time that I note the following flag, in the page to review flags. If the discussion has been moved to chat, what am I supposed to do? Does the flag means the discussion should be ...
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Consider X flags for closing a question as a vote to close it

As it is now, flags for closing a question are not considered as votes to close it. Would not make sense to consider X flags for closing a question as a vote to close it? X could be a value ...
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Does the description for the “not an answer” flag need to be re-phrased?

The description for that flag is the following: This was posted as an answer, but it does not answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted altogether. ...
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What does flagging a post because it has more than 20 comments mean?

I noticed that a post has been flagged, from the Community user I guess, because it had more than 20 comments. What is the purpose of that flag, and what should be done in such cases?
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Questions asking for technical terms/jargon

I just flagged this question as (potentially) off-topic, and I have flagged other questions like this in the past, but I am not sure if I am right to do so. It seems to me that the correct answer ...
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Do flags for moderator attention expire?

When a post is flagged for moderator attention, does the flag expire, or is it visible to the moderators whenever they check the list of the flagged posts? I know that comment flags age away after 4 ...
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Should spam posts be down-voted, flagged, or both?

I came a across a spam answer on this question advertising clothes and the like, which I have already flagged for moderator attention. However in this situation is it recommended to down vote the ...
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Etiquette on duplicate questions

Sometimes we may miss a previous post that contains the answer to one of our questions or even miss an identical previous question. Do you recommend: Deleting the question (what would happen to ...
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Is 'flagging' an appropriate response for someone who doesn't have authority/longevity to vote to close?

Maybe I'm wrong, but this post appears to be not a question. I do not have the rep to do so, and also haven't done it before. I think it will likely sort itself out. But would flagging a post like ...

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