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I don't see any area in my profile that would indicate this, unless I'm just missing it

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No, only moderators can see comment flags in the flag queue.

This does exist as an unpopular feature request here.

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Cool, didn't want someone to bring the hammer down on me for flagging their rude stupidity – KodeKreachor Mar 24 '12 at 14:52
It may be that comment flags are anonymous even to moderators (spam flags are, for example) - I can't remember for sure though :) – Rory Mar 24 '12 at 14:54
Thanks man, I'm trying to accept your answer but it says I have to wait 5 minutes :\ standby... – KodeKreachor Mar 24 '12 at 14:56
@Rory Comment flags are not anonymous, for moderators. – kiamlaluno Mar 24 '12 at 15:05
@kiamlaluno thanks for clarifying - I did try to raise one to test but apparently if a ♦ raises a comment flag on their own site then it gets automatically dismissed as helpful. – Rory Mar 24 '12 at 15:07

Generally speaking, the author of a post is never notified of any flag for that post; this means the author doesn't get a notification through the Super Drop-down Collider, or a bar notification, which is the type of notification used to report a new assigned badge.
The author is notified if somebody leaves a comment for that post; in the case the comment has been left from a moderator, the author sees the notification about that comment in the Super Drop-down Collider, even when the post has been deleted.

10k users see the list of flags pending for any post, but:

  • They don't get any notification in the Super Drop-down Collider
  • They don't see flags for comments
  • They don't see flags for their own content

As I am sure I am not using the right name, this is what I call "Super Drop-down Collider."


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Apparently the "official" name for that is The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™. – M.Babcock Mar 24 '12 at 15:02
@M.Babcock lol! Does anyone get notifications in "The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™" for new flags then? I feel left out! – Rory Mar 24 '12 at 15:04
@Rory Nobody gets notifications about flags. – kiamlaluno Mar 24 '12 at 15:06
@kiamlaluno ohh sorry I misread your answer - didn't register that you were talking about MultiCollider notifications for comments! – Rory Mar 24 '12 at 15:08
@M.Babcock Now that I have that name in your comment, I hope to remember the correct name, or I will have to add a screenshot all the times. :) – kiamlaluno Mar 24 '12 at 15:12
@Rory When I read the word "notified," I always think of that type of notifications. In this case, there isn't a bar notification either. – kiamlaluno Mar 24 '12 at 15:13
+1 for your thorough answer :) – KodeKreachor Mar 24 '12 at 15:35

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