I have several flags that I raised on the 5th... and they are still waiting for review.

What gives?

  • Busy mods? Crowded queues? Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 0:22
  • @Zacharee1 - But then how come flags that I've raised recently have gotten approved in less than an hour? Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 0:23
  • That I don't know Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 0:24

1 Answer 1


All the flags you have currently pending are close flags (flags for the closure of questions). These aren't shown to moderators directly, but are placed in a queue for users with 3,000, or more, reputation to review. It's a pretty big queue and each post requires an average of ~3 or so reviews to be considered "handled", it can take a wile.

All other flags are shown to moderators directly. We usually keep handling to a day or two, as best we can.

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