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Yesterday I got a puzzling flag; someone flagged a Not Constructive question as "Offensive". I went and closed it but dismissed the offensive flag with a "WTF". Upon reviewing the revision history, the post originally opened with an offensive remark; enough for me to immediately suspend the user.

Since Spam/Offensive posts are often edited very quickly to remove offending content, it'd be nice if the "offensive" revision was what's shown in the mod history; show us exactly what people flagged so we know why they flagged it.

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Or, perhaps, some indication that a post was edited since the flag was submitted. –  Al E. May 25 '12 at 12:54
    
@AlEverett that at least would help, with a link to the first flagged revision –  Ben Brocka May 25 '12 at 13:06
    
Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/105453/… –  Clive May 25 '12 at 13:30
    
@Clive related but the reasoning there doesn't quite apply to Spam/Offensive. If a Q flagged NC is no longer NC that's fine, but if a post WAS offensive/spam and has been whitewashed, it's still important to know –  Ben Brocka May 25 '12 at 14:38
    
@Ben Agreed, I thought it was an interesting comparison though –  Clive May 25 '12 at 15:07

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