I have previously flagged a comment and the flag has been declined. I am perfectly happy for the flag to have been declined but I would like to know which comment it is so that I can possibly learn from it.

Is it possible somewhere in my profile to view this? If not, should it be possible?

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    Didn't you mean the flag was declined? Because your sentence (and title) are structured like this and it seems the comment was declined: "A comment (I have previously flagged) has been declined." or is it just me?
    – Alenanno
    Jan 20, 2012 at 14:58
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    You are absolutely correct - I have updated the title and text.
    – Digbyswift
    Jan 20, 2012 at 15:03
  • This now happens as shown in More informative flagging history for comments.
    – tombull89
    Jul 15, 2013 at 10:26

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I have exactly the same issue: I have exactly one(!) declined comment flag, but I have no idea what comment it refers to, or why it was declined. Maybe it was a well-deserved declination, maybe I just hit the mouse at the wrong time and the moderators realized that, or maybe it was a legitimate use of the flag but the moderators made a judgment call and left the comment alone--who knows?

Who knows? That's the point. If the declined flag count is meant to be a useful feedback mechanism for users, I really think that it should be more informative.

I'm going to change this to a and see if we can make this statistic more useful to the SO community. What say you all?

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