I flagged my first post today. The options on the pop up only showed need moderator attention, but in the help section it shows a few more options. Do the other options only come with more privilege or is it a bug?
The privilege to raise flags is available when you have reached 15 reputation.
For clarity this is the pop-up you should see when you click to raise a flag on a question:
I'm not sure why only the in need of moderator intervention option would pop up, it might be useful to include a screenshot of what you are experiencing.
As far as I am aware once you have the ability to raise a flag all of the options should be available to you. I suggest trying the flag button on a couple of different posts, just to be certain that you are experiencing a bug. And that it wasn't just some one time glitch in the system.
As far as I can see, your account has no prohibitions against flagging of any kind, and the only reputation barrier to flagging is a binary one at 15 reputation.
My thought is that maybe you flagged a comment, which does get a significantly smaller box. If you flag a question, you get a large modal that looks like this:
Whereas if you flag a comment it looks like this:
Do either of these look like what you saw? If you saw the second modal on question and can reproduce the issue, I'm sure SO would be interested in a bug report.
I am going to answer my own question because I have figured it out It is an err on my part. I flagged my own answer to a question I was trying to flag. I thought I left a comment for the user that posted not an answer and tried to flag the question for the moderator. I failed. I guess this is a learning experience..without posting and getting answers and comments from everyone, I would not realize all that I had done wrong. Including asking the question and not showing my work I went back and tried it it is the problem. I tried to take a screen shot but I am having trouble. I will however figure it out and post a screen shot later. Thank you all for helping and for ypur patience with a new guy. I appreciate the time you all take to help. P.S. I am learning more and more everyday as you can probably tell I am self taught and proud of myself.