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Having flagged my fair share of accept rate comments, I noticed that while they result in automatic nuking of the comment in question, it seems they are not adding to the amount of comment flags "deemed helpful". Am I imagining things or is this indeed the case?

I would say that, if they result in nuking the comment and as such were appropriate (even if this is automatically determined by the system), they should be deemed helpful.

Admittedly a very minor issue and not terribly important (I don't even consider it a bug), but I thought I'd bring it up since I noticed it just now.

NOTE:
At the time of this update it does seem something has changed somewhere. The comment flag count now has caught up, and my helpful + declined score does equal the total number of comment flags.

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I would say that the helpful flag should be set if the flag was helpful to a moderator (or other reviewer) - that is, it helped someone else with the manual moderation of the site. –  Oded Sep 7 '12 at 20:20
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My guess: to stop two person teams from gaming flagweight with no oversight and very little record afterwards. –  Flexo Sep 7 '12 at 20:20
    
@Oded Ah, "helpful to a moderator" might indeed be an explanation. Hadn't thought of that. –  Bart Sep 7 '12 at 20:22
    
Is there even a "helpful" count for comment flags? Comment flags don't count for the "helpful flags" count that is relevant for the badges. –  Daniel Fischer Sep 7 '12 at 20:22
    
@Flexo There's not such thing as flagweight...ssshhhh –  Bart Sep 7 '12 at 20:22
    
@DanielFischer Why yes there is such a count –  Bart Sep 7 '12 at 20:24
    
Ah, okay. I've only ever flagged auto-nuked comments, so it just says "n comments flagged" there for me. –  Daniel Fischer Sep 7 '12 at 20:25
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@Oded as far as I can tell, this is status-completed, correct? –  gnat Aug 26 at 8:32

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Status-NoRepro for me.

When I go to my profile page it shows N amount of helpful flags. When I click on that, it shows n amount of helpful flags under moderator attention flags. Then below that it shows n amount of deemed helpful flags under comment flags. Those two n's added together gives me the N amount of helpful flags.

Also, on each one of my auto-deleted comment flags, it shows helpful next to it in the flag history.

So yes, auto-nuked comment flags are helpful to me and you and more importantly, the unicorns.

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Yeah... definitely necromancer –  Jan Dvorak Jul 27 at 10:30
    
@iStimple I'm tempted to flag and get a helpful flag from 'accept' auto-nuking. How very meta. –  hichris123 Aug 26 at 2:32
    
It does seem indeed that something has been changed. Looking at my current counts, the helpful count has caught up. I guess some fix did happen somewhere. –  Bart Aug 26 at 8:17

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