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Here is my flagging summary on SU.

Your flagging history 32 posts flagged as requiring moderator attention

2 are waiting for review
3 were marked valid
1 were marked invalid
(older flags were not recorded valid/invalid)

2 posts marked as spam

It is too complicated to look for let's say invalid flags. Could it be possible to make filters on the top of the page (like on favorites for example) with :

By date, By type (off-topic, spam, dupes), By status (accepted, pending, rejected)

It would made it easier for reviewers to check their flagging and eventually know what to improve.

Or is there another easy way to audit this?

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Just keep checking on them every five minutes. Actually, there should be a gold badge for that: Flagging Junkie: Viewed flagging summary more than 100 times on at least 20 days. (Can be awarded multiple times.) –  Josh Caswell May 30 '11 at 2:38
I suggest these "by status" filters: all, waiting for review, deemed helpful, declined, disputed –  tsippert Aug 1 '13 at 13:51

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

The issue of showing individual posts as valid / invalid tends to be an emotive one - with people tending to demand

why was this flag not marked valid? I DEMAND JUSTICE!

at the moment we'd prefer to avoid this level of focus on individual flags, hence why we don't display this (even though we track it).

If I'm being silly, please do say - but we just don't want to bombard moderators with "EXPLAIN YOURSELF" on what are, very often, pretty subjective calls.

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my idea was that this will help users to improve their flaggings, witch I think would help moderators –  Teneff Jun 3 '11 at 12:57
I think indicating to users which of their flags were marked as invalid needs much improvement, right now it's still way too difficult and time-consuming to figure out, and thus what value is it to the flaggers? I'm not learning how to flag any better if I don't know which flags were invalid. I won't necessarily bother the moderators about it, I can look back at the original post and figure it out myself, but right now I can't even do that. It's like there's no point to the flagging summary at all. –  Cupcake Jun 19 '11 at 6:20
Are you in favor of reviewing the current stand of not allowing to filter flags... I have 26 pages of Flagging history on Ask Ubuntu, so it's not worthwhile to look and search for a couple of declined and disputed flags out of more than 1300 raised from the history manually... Image –  Aditya Sep 29 '13 at 19:57
Any chance you will reconsider? Especially given some of the delays in handling flags (on SO) and the possibly confusing warning messages about recently declines flags? I could dump a bounty on this. Or start a new request if necessary? –  Bart Apr 19 '14 at 19:40

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