There were two comments following this question, How to disable folder view?

Both comments were good, and relevant to the question. I intended to up vote the second one, but accidentally clicked on the yellow comment flag for the one preceeding it. Then I tried to unclick the yellow flag, but only succeeding in clicking the yellow flag for the first comment! Both comments have been flagged now, and I can't undo the yellow flags! What should I do?

One of the comments was from a new user, the other comment was from a very nice, friendly, long-time user. I MADE A MISTAKE!

  • 2
    Happens to the best of us! (Well, not saying I'm the best, but it certainly has happened to me before ) Aug 6, 2013 at 15:53

2 Answers 2


As of July 7, 2016, the ability to retract a flag on a Question or Answer is now live on Meta Stack Exchange and will be rolled out to the rest of the network "soon".

At present, there are no plans to expand this to comment flags, so Sathya's answer still holds.


There's nothing to be done, you can't rescind a flag. We'll probably dismiss the flag without any action if there's nothing wrong with the comment

  • 1
    Okay, thanks! One comment was from Al Everett. He is a very nice person, and I know him (but only a little) external to SE. I don't want him to think I am being malicious by flagging his unobjectionable and in fact, helpful and appropriate comments. That is the reason for what might seem like anxiety. Aug 1, 2013 at 4:11
  • 3
    Well for one, flagging is anonymous, so no one can see who flagged which post(except for Mods). Also, Mods aren't going to blindly approve each flag - we look at the situation, content and act on it. Mistakes happen once a while, nothing to worry about Aug 1, 2013 at 4:14

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .