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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    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
  • 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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