# How many declined flags are you allowed to have?

I have $$130$$ helpful flags right now, $$3$$ declined, and around $$37$$ waiting for review. I was wondering, what would happen if a lot of the flags ended up declined? What threshold of missed flags are you allowed to have and what are the consequences of too many missed flags?

• I'm not sure if this question has a well-defined answer, or that one (if it exists) should even be given. The goal should be to focus simply on getting as many good flags; I could see ne'er-do-wells using any such threshold as a way to toe the line without crossing it. (Why someone would do that is another matter, but abuse prevention never hurts.) – Eevee Trainer Mar 18 at 5:16
• By "missed flags" do you mean flags waiting for review (pending)? Or something else? – hardmath Mar 18 at 15:15
• @hardmath declined flags – Some Guy Mar 18 at 16:02

## 1 Answer

You'll get warned and eventually flag banned (i.e. you can't flag anymore, but otherwise you can use the site normally). For that to happen, you have to cast a lot of flags (10 or more in the past seven days) and a rather high percentage of declined flags in the past seven days: 10% for a warning, and 25% for a ban. Comment flags aren't counted (and neither are disputed flags), just helpful and declined post flags. As soon as the percentage is low enough, you get out of the ban, so a flag ban lasts seven days maximum.

The details are explained here by former Community Manager Shog9.