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As per the discussion on Why do “Invalid Flag” flags get disputed?, the "helpful"/"disputed" resolution of "invalid flag" flags is giving limited or zero value on whether the "invalid flag" flag was justified. I therefore suggest to exclude "invalid flag" flags completely from the flag statistics, i.e. make it a seperate category of flags in the right column in the Flagging history page.

I'm not really a statistics hunter, but I keep an eye on my "helpful" flagging ratio to know whether I do a good job or not. "Invalid flag" flags corrupt this ratio and makes it quite complicated.

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it would probably make sense to also rename these from "invalid" to "invalidated" –  gnat Feb 28 '13 at 12:39
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@gnat +1 for that name change. It is all-over a confusing thing with them :) –  tohecz Feb 28 '13 at 12:41
    
Why not just a total "helpful flags" count at the end of the statistics? That's the only thing missing (it's in the profile page, but not in the flag history). –  bfavaretto Mar 25 '13 at 3:21
    
@bfavaretto I'm not sure whether it' unclear. I know how many helpful flags I do have. My concern is to clean the helpful/unhelpful statistics from the mess generated by "invalid flags" I issue. –  tohecz Mar 25 '13 at 9:36
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