When someone flags a message in chat all 10k+ users in chat get a little blue bubble to vote on. It shows up in the upper left hand corner of your gravatar (which is in the bottom left of the page).
When someone flags a message and it shows up, if I wait for a second to click on it, and then click on it, and it has already been handled, it shows the message
"There are no flags to display."
In the past, after showing this message, the blue (1) would disappear. However, lately it has not been going away and requires a page refresh in order to remove. Can this be fixed?
This issue is addressed here: Chat prompts me to act on flagged messages, but there are no flagged messages to display from September 12th 2012. But since it is still occurring 10 months later, I believe the cause is different.