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If I go into the 10k tools, I can see the number of flags for offensive and spam for all flagged posts. Is there a reason why I can't have this information in the flag window as well, so before I choose a reason, I can see how other people have flagged a post? It would be just like the close window - it shows you the number of people who have voted for each of the close reasons and the total number of people who voted.

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It used to work that way - anyone with enough rep to flag could see the current flag count. AFAIK, it was changed to the current system in an attempt to reduce flag abuse...

(See the discussion on Raising a Red Flag for more info/opinions)

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But I think OP is talking about 10k-tools, right? – Maxim Zaslavsky Nov 11 '09 at 0:51
No. I'm talking about in the drop down menu when you click flag. – Thomas Owens Nov 11 '09 at 11:29

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