Title says it all. I went to flag something as SPAM on the main Super User site recently and got a message (see screenshot below) that states, “You are currently banned from flagging…”

Okay, fair enough. I understand declined flags can add up and result in a flagging ban which I understand is a temporary “muzzle” on flags and I’m cool with that. But in this case clear end for this ban is given. Am I banned for flagging forever or is message a user interface error? I don’t see an end date.

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And here is the normal flagging screen where it tells me I can’t flag and I should review flags, but again no clear end date is given.

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    It's not forever in this case, it's formorrow
    – random Mod
    Dec 14, 2015 at 19:47
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    @random Good to know! But how do you know that? Look at the screenshots I provided: Nowhere is there an indication I can see of when my ban ends. If I recall correctly, a time span or end date of some sort should show up in that red box that says “You are currently banned from flagging…” but as you can see it provides no time span or end date. Unless I am utterly blind? Dec 14, 2015 at 20:01
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    You're right that you can't see it on any display on your end, but there is a note for moderators about when a suspension will end. But that's beside the point of you not knowing when yours will currently run out, or if you would be able to see it in future
    – random Mod
    Dec 14, 2015 at 20:03
  • @random Exactly. It seems to me there is a glitch somewhere and the date/end info went missing at some point for the basic user interface. Dec 14, 2015 at 20:06
  • Also meta.stackexchange.com/questions/268607/… although this report is a lot more detailed.
    – tripleee
    Jan 7, 2016 at 8:10

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After the next build, the ban message on your flag summary page will indicate how long you must wait before flagging again:

You may raise flags again in 7 days

Fair warning: flag ban durations are calculated on demand. If more flags are declined after you view this message, the duration may be extended; if more flags are marked helpful, the ban may be lifted entirely. You should treat this as informational, but not conclusive.

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    Nearly 3 years later. Thanks! Dec 10, 2018 at 21:23

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