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Just wondering what was/is the reason to separately display "posts marked spam" in the flagging history. Could it be that "spam flags" carry different weight? Or I guess "spam" on SO is so rare that it calls for a separate count.

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Spam and offensive flags have effects on the flagged user if enough of them accumulate.

What are the spam and offensive flags, and how do they work?

How does the Offensive Flag work?

A benefit of the separate counts on the summary page is so you know how often you're using them.

However, the information's not immensely valuable, I suppose; a valid flag is a valid flag, and how many you have shouldn't affect how often you do it, as long as you're flagging appropriately.

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