# My flag weight is an illogical value [closed]

From my understanding of how flag weights work, the flag weight should always be a multiple of 5, as you get ±10 for posts and ±5 for comments. My flag weight is currently "537.2867". How on earth did this happen, and why? It seems quite illogical.

Between 0 and 500, it's a set +5 or +10 points for each valid flag (negative if invalid).

Once you crack the 500 mark, it becomes wibbly-wobbly:

• start at 100
• +10 for a flagged post (+5 for a comment) that we did something about (or was basically valid)
• -10 for a flagged post (-5 for a comment) that we suppressed as invalid
• min 0, max 750 (but non-linear above 500)
• IMPORTANT CHANGE - if you flag so consistently badly that you reach 0 weight, flags will be suppressed
• Hmm. So it's supposed to be non-linear then, but should it really be showing that many significant figures? Something tells me that having decimal places on flag weights really isn't necessary. Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 0:48
• You're correct. There should be many more decimal places in the flag weighting @nhi
– random Mod
Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 1:20
• What? More? No, I think there should be fewer... unless you're kidding, I'm really not sure. Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 1:29
• Assume no jokes from the likes of moderators @nhi
– random Mod
Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 1:30
• I think I'll revisit this when I've had more sleep and can tell if you're actually serious or not. I honestly can't right now. Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 1:32
• @random if you want more DP, just hover... Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 10:06
• Your concept of more DP is paltry. Needs more D in the P. @mar
– random Mod
Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 3:21

as you get ±10 for posts and ±5 for comments

That is true up to 500, but not true beyond 500.