When someone flags a post, can the author of that post handle the flag himself?

(I'm hoping the answer is no!)

Based on some research, it seems mods can in fact dismiss flags against their own posts. As such, I have retagged this so that this can be changed. I believe that mods are naturally biased towards their own posts and therefore not in a position to accurately judge complaints against them. These flags should be left for other mods to handle.


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Note: This answer was to the earlier version of this question.

Not unless the user is a moderator. Your list of moderators is here:


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    I think that was the presumption. Are you saying that if I (theoretically) flagged your post, you could dismiss it?
    – HodofHod
    Jan 22, 2012 at 2:43
  • @HodofHod Yes that was my intention.
    – Double AA Mod
    Jan 22, 2012 at 6:33
  • @HodofHod Now that you're a mod we can try this out! (I really want to flag this post here for Jeff to see, but....)
    – Double AA Mod
    Mar 28, 2012 at 15:45
  • @DoubleAA It works!
    – HodofHod
    Apr 4, 2012 at 22:34

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