# Is there a way to unflag?

I incorrectly flagged a post (simply caused by me being especially unobservant) before realizing I should have just voted-to-close (which I then did).

Is there a way for me to unflag, so I don't unnecessarily bother moderators?

• None that I am aware of. Here is a similar question on Meta.SE. – chl Oct 22 '14 at 7:24
• The occasional mistaken flag keeps us on our toes--it teaches us we should not automatically agree with flags posted by high-rep users (however much we might want to do that)! – whuber Oct 22 '14 at 18:54

The following Stack Exchange post and some duplicated questions under the Linked topic in the sidebar have some pro answers/arguments toward unflagging: