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Maybe it is just my eyes, but it is hard to scan your recent flags to tell what is Valid and what is Invalid. Can we highlight Valid in green or some other color to make it stand out?

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  • thanks @Bobby for making the question clearer. Jul 27 '11 at 12:46
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    As a sidenote, I'd rather have Invalid-Flags clearly stand out (not just the soft red text). If you have 100s of Valid-Flags, you might want to easily spot the one which you misplaced. Jul 27 '11 at 12:56
  • @Bobby: Good suggestion. I'd actually like both to stand out because if it is not flagged as Valid or Invalid, you still don't know what is pending. Jul 27 '11 at 13:09
  • I think it would be best if Pending and Valid flags should be...well, less dominant in the view. No one should care about Valid or Pending flags, those are just not that important (from a User-POV) like Invalid flags. To be honest, I always loved the No news is good news-approach, therefor I think it's best to keep everything which is OK in the background, and only make stuff you screwed up jump into your face and claw out your eyes. Jul 27 '11 at 13:16
  • @Bobby: Good analogy, but yes :) Maybe have it hidden, like in Visual Studio where you have regions and you can expand them. Jul 27 '11 at 13:16
  • Not necessarily hidden, but just not dominating or standing out like Invalid ones. Jul 27 '11 at 13:22
  • @Bobby: I'm tempted to agree with you about making flags marked a "invalid" more noticeable than the others, but I also dread the inevitable flood of Meta questions: "Why was my [perfectly valid] flag marked as invalid?" We get enough of those already. The last thing we need to do is encourage them by highlighting those in red.
    – Cody Gray
    Jul 28 '11 at 1:53
  • @cody: by that logic, we shouldn't tell people that their question was closed Jul 28 '11 at 11:10
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    We no longer use Valid/Invalid on flags, I'm going to status-declined this.
    – Taryn StaffMod
    Aug 26 '15 at 20:58