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?

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    $\begingroup$ None that I am aware of. Here is a similar question on Meta.SE. $\endgroup$
    – chl
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 7:24
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    $\begingroup$ 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)! $\endgroup$
    – whuber Mod
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 18:54

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Currently, it is not possible to unflag.

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

Cancel misclicked flags

There is the option of putting a bounty requesting for more attention on that topic.

My point of view on this is that having a misclicked flag once in a while is ok (not a big issue).


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