This may be a more StackExchange-centric question rather than one specific to Android.SE, but I'd like to understand that metric on my profile page.


It is, basically, a measure of how trustworthy your "flags" are. That is, what priority posts get when you flag them for moderator attention. The higher the number, the greater weight your flags are given.

FAQ: What is 'flag weight'?

  • Thanks, Al. Out of curiosity, is there an upper maximum to this measure? – newuser Mar 21 '11 at 18:42
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    Yes, 750. But it's an asymptotic value. The closer you get to that value the harder it is to reach. Up to weight 500 it's a linear graph. – ale Mar 21 '11 at 18:43
  • Very cool, thanks again! – newuser Mar 21 '11 at 18:45
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    AFAIK, all this does is help sort our moderator queues. Those with higher weights are sorted higher in our queue than those with lower weights. – Bryan Denny Mar 21 '11 at 19:08
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    @BryanDenny: Yes, that's correct, although if someone's flag weight goes to 0 they'll be blocked from flagging. – ale Mar 21 '11 at 20:17
  • Thanks @Al, I didn't know about the 0 part – Bryan Denny Mar 21 '11 at 20:48
  • @Bryan: Surprised me too. I don't know if someone can get off of zero and be able to flag ever again. – ale Mar 25 '11 at 15:42

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