I guess the question 'how many 'decined flags' do a user get to make' is pointless, so, what are the consequences, if any, of getting too many?

How does the system calculates declined flags (n declined flags in n days/weeks/months?, or a ratio? or something else?) before the user sees the message:

Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post!

  • IMO, I don't think the numbers should be public. Whether it's a ratio or a just a threshold of declined flags. Making them public, would be just like telling wrongdoers "You can do this much damage/spam on this site". Of course, keeping it private is not the solution for no spam, but it helps. I'm not a strong supported of security through obscurity, I do think security holes should be fixed not hidden, but I do believe it helps in some cases when used correctly.
    – Dan
    Aug 27, 2015 at 9:14
  • @Dan yes I know making the numbers public can lead to problems, I am more concerned about the message and the consequences.
    – Ron
    Aug 27, 2015 at 9:39
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    It's outlined here: Too many declined flags over a period of time will give you a warning, or a temporary ban, depending on how many were declined.
    – Seth
    Aug 27, 2015 at 15:09


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