When I was going to flag a question, this is what came up. Pay attention to the flag count at the bottom-right. flag error

I thought that users received only 10 flags per day. Has this policy been changed (probably not) or is there some other bug that is causing this?

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The base amount of flags per day is ten but you get more per day as a reward for having more reputation or good flagging history - up to 100 total flags per day.

If you read the flagging privilege page a bit more closely you'll see it says all the way down at the bottom:

How many flags do I have?

When you start out, you are allotted 10 flags per day. This number may increase to up to 100 flags per day:

  • You get one bonus flag per 2000 reputation.
  • You are awarded additional bonus flags when you flag correctly - one bonus flag for every ten net helpful flags (helpful flags minus declined flags).

You have 13 net helpful post flags, so you get one extra flag per day - 11 total.

No bugs here.

  • If you have -10 or less net helpful flags can you lose flags? May 14, 2019 at 3:27
  • @Stormblessed - You start out with ten flags a day. Since you can't have a negative number of helpful flags, that number doesn't go down. However, with enough declined flags - 10% of all your post flags handled in a seven day period, I believe - you will get flag-banned for about a week.
    – Mithical
    May 14, 2019 at 6:19
  • @Mithrandir oh, it seems to be if there are three declined in the list it sends you to you get flag-banned from my experience. May 14, 2019 at 14:21
  • @Stormblessed details are here
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    May 14, 2019 at 16:04
  • Huh... so that's how I got 59 flags. :-P
    – FuzzyBoots
    May 15, 2019 at 14:26

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