Currently if I flag a post, I cannot check the status of the flag unless I have prior helpful flags. This means, for example, that a new user who wants to check the status of his first flag cannot do so while it is pending (active).
This feature request is based on my experience on MSO, where I wanted to check the status of my flag but could not get to the summary page without cheating (tweaking my SO link to work with MSO). It also stems from this question, where the OP indicates he had the same issue: How to check the proceedings of a flagged post?
If I have flagged any post, then show me a "flags" link (red arrow in image below). If I have any helpful flags, then the number of helpful flags should be displayed (blue arrow). If I have not flagged anything, then neither should be displayed (as with current site functionality).