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Today I have a flag in moderator tools, that has no description where normally it will say "Not an answer", etc. In the right hand column, there is a summary stating "1 Spam/Offensive Flags," so clearly that refers to this one flag on the site.

My request is that the flag itself should say "Spam/Offensive" in it, same as it does for other flag types, and for offensive comment flags.

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Spam/offensive flags have never had descriptions there, as far as I know. – mmyers Jul 9 '12 at 18:36
@mmyers: Interesting. I could have sworn I'd seen descriptions on those before... – Flimzy Jul 9 '12 at 18:37
I swear I've seen spam/offensive show up before too, maybe just for comments though – Ben Brocka Jul 9 '12 at 18:39
@BenBrocka: Ah yes... come to think of it, it was probably comments where I had seen it, too. – Flimzy Jul 9 '12 at 18:39
@Flimzy I think for spam/offensive flags there's a tooltip saying so, but no description. Hover over the red 1 to check it out. – Yannis Jul 9 '12 at 18:43
+1, it needs to be made much more obvious what these flags are and what's being flagged. I always miss the sidebar, the info should be front and center like with other flag types. – Matthew Read Jul 9 '12 at 18:48
@MatthewRead Well, the flag indicator is a different color; I think that's how you're supposed to know – Michael Mrozek Jul 9 '12 at 18:57
Still, it doesn't even differentiate between spam or offensive – Ben Brocka Jul 9 '12 at 18:59
Oh, I think remember something that was confusing me -- comments flagged as offensive look like they're a flag on the original question/answer, with the comment being the content of a "for moderator attention" flag. Before I knew that red represented special flags that was seriously confusing. Having all flags with a text blurb, rather than having a special case to remove information, is definitely what I would prefer. – Matthew Read Jul 9 '12 at 19:06

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