Increasing Flag Weight when you have Voting Privileges?
I recently got the ability to cast close votes. So, even if I flag a question as 'not constructive' or 'not a real question', it is still considered as a close vote. What is strange is that my 'helpful flag' count has stopped increasing after this change. Or at least it doesn't increase in cases where my flagging was automatically changed to a close vote and the post actually was closed. Is this how it is supposed to be?
I am guessing that once the post gets closed, the moderators are probably not bothered about marking flags as helpful. The only problem is that the Deputy badge will be much more difficult to get now. Earlier all the flags were getting converted to helpful, but now they just go in as close votes and don't show up on my profile page.