# Make flags (for mod attention) archivable

It'd be nice to be able to "archive" (or mark as read) flags instead of just removing them, to be able to review them in the future, and see for example what was the action taken by another mod.

Sometimes I see a flag asking to delete an answer or a question, and I'm not quite sure so I don't take action, only to see the flag later removed, not remembering what post it was to see if a fellow mod delete it or desestimated it like me.

It could be useful to have that list of flags in a post for reference also, now I'm annotating users but it just doesn't seem to be the correct place to leave this reminders, and it also doesn't solve losing transparency on other mods' actions.

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It looks like the flags are actually stored. Clearing them removes them from visibility in the top bar, but if the same post gets a new flag, you can see the earlier flags that were cleared as well. –  Grace Note Aug 6 '10 at 13:41
Good to know @Grace, having a new "archived" tab shouldn't be so difficult then :) –  jmfsg Aug 6 '10 at 13:42
+1 This would make it easier for the community to police itself. –  Won't Oct 8 '10 at 13:45
It would also help when the mods change on a site, so we can see what previous mods have done. In a similar vein, I've put in a feature request for the ability to annotate flags. –  Neil Fein Feb 10 '11 at 2:01

This has now been implemented more. If a post has been flagged, then the mod dialog on the post offers an option to show flag history. The number next to the button is the number of flags that were ever left on the post.