I get the "Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post!" And I did review and yes, some of my SPAM flags were declined after which I flagged them for moderator attention with a bit more information and then they were sustained...

So now that I have reviewed my flags, why am I still getting this? (Yes, I know: there are also 3 declined NAA flags, but I've reviewed them too!)

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    Indeed. On a side note: I think that flags declined in first place but eventually accepted when raised as moderator flags shouldn't be counted as declined, but I really don't know if those, aside from namely reporting an incorrect information / annoying statement about your reviewing capacities actually count towards the inhibition of your flagging capabilities.
    – kos
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 20:15
  • Yeah, I read the one on Meta Stack Exchange too! That's why I'm asking...
    – Fabby
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 22:06
  • In this case technically you still have also the 3 NaAs, however; I think that those eventually accepted count regardless, the system probably doesn't distinguish between "1 flag declined but then accepted" and "1 flag declined, 1 flag accepted" as it doesn't when giving the stats about the overall helpful / declined flags (which I agree it's wrong!).
    – kos
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 22:18
  • Speaking just for the NaAs, I have no idea how one could be "safely" be stopped from being prompted by that message, since the system apparently can't have a clue about you having reviewed those flags or not other than by checking whether you loaded your flag history (is that reviewing?) or by trusting you :) I guess you'll be prompted until some kind of declined flags / time ratio goes under a certain threshold.
    – kos
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 22:19
  • It's not preventing you from flagging, it will disappear soon enough. I don't think the exact time is documented however.. @kos, a few declined flags isn't a problem and the overhead of checking to see if this is a repeat flag would be extremely high.
    – Seth
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 23:39
  • @Seth Indeed, just expressing my dislike for the thing :) I'm sure there are legit (technical) reasons behind that choice
    – kos
    Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 3:24
  • I posted a related question few days before: meta.askubuntu.com/questions/14324/…
    – Ron
    Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 11:57
  • @Ron: see answer below. I suppose it answers both of our questions... Shall you flag yours as duplicate of mine or shall I flag mine a duplicate of yours? ;-)
    – Fabby
    Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 22:44
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    @Fabby: Since you've got an answer I think it's appropriate to mark mine as duplicate of yours even if I asked it first.
    – Ron
    Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 4:07

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So now that I have reviewed my flags, why am I still getting this?

The trigger of the message is simple: X% declined flags of the flags handled in the last Y days. It doesn't matter if you already reviewed the flags that were declined, the message will continue to appear until you get more helpful flags or the date the flags were declined pass.

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    So basically "doing nothing" will eventually remove this! :-) Well, I'm extremely good at doing nothing at all... ;-)
    – Fabby
    Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 22:43
  • @Fabby: ROFL, me too! :D
    – Ron
    Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 4:09

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