I'd like to know of there are some penalties or some other kind of drawback for having declined flags.

I ask this because when I find something in questions or answers that I consider to be worthy of moderator attention, I don't refrain myself from flagging it (naturally, I don't want to act like a sort of policeman, I try to use and not abuse this feature).

Of course, sometimes these flags are accepted, some others my own judgement is different from the moderator's and they are declined; this his my flagging history.

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    FYI, your flagging history is only viewable to moderators. Commented May 6, 2013 at 16:46
  • Thanks for the info!
    – Sekhemty
    Commented May 6, 2013 at 16:53

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Penalties, yes - if a large portion of your flags are declined, your flags will eventually be suppressed and never show up in the flag queue available to us Moderators.

Flag suppression is a rather extreme case, and you shouldn't worry about the odd flag being declined.

  • Very well, so I can keep trying to improve the site without worrying about finding an angry mob with clubs and torches at my door ;)
    – Sekhemty
    Commented May 6, 2013 at 14:09
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    @Sekhemty please do :) we will contact you as a warning, if you've been flagging incorrectly
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented May 6, 2013 at 14:12
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    @Sekhemty that's what Trogdor is for. He does all of our burnination of bad posts and users :P Commented May 6, 2013 at 16:48

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