Not true. Multiple flags will result in a hide as well.
Guess I'm that man?
If anyone is THAT heartbroken about a flag or a hidden comment, you can always contest it. If you make a good point, it may be unhidden.
A flag is not much more than you sending a message to the moderator team. So yes, there is nothing secret about it.
The bitching thread is a moderation nightmare and you have no idea how much my fingers are itching to close it. It is negative, brings nothing positive to this community and the amount of flags I receive that come from here is silly. It also moves so fast that I can't follow the general conversation without spending an hour reading what was happening. So I'm sorry (no, I'm really not, don't let me lie to you), if your post gets flagged in here and I just get the tiniest feeling that it may be a problem, I will support that flag.
I may have answered with "have fun." if I remember correctly.
I would be careful with putting your trust in what the general consensus says. Not very reliable.
I know I'm dragging a completed conversation back from the dead, but you guys flagged things like crazy - what can I do. You can keep it dead. I don't need replies, but felt like giving some background information, so you guys can understand why certain decisions are being made. Even if you don't like them.
This thread is difficult to keep open and I have not much hope for it. Now, if you guys can behave yourself and not flag posts that really shouldn't be flagged, fine. Have fun.