I like the new line that lists the number of helpful flags you've had, because now I know when flags get approved by seeing an incrementing number rather than a solid "750" all the time. However, I still don't know when things get declined, because that number is not shown.

Instead of the helpful flags: ### line could we generalize it to be flags: ### helpful, ### declined so that both numbers are listed? This way, we can notice when flags get declined as well as marked helpful.


  • If you click on the helpful flags number, it will give you this information in a summary (in the right margin of the page).
    – user102937
    Jan 25, 2012 at 20:30
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    @Robert: Yes, I know that. But I oftentimes sit there and just refresh my profile page every once in a while to see if the number increases, as a way of telling if a flag has been reviewed.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 25, 2012 at 20:31
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    that way doesn't look prominent enough; I'd prefer every flag decline to make my browser background bloody red - and keep it that way until I post something at Meta in declined-flags tag
    – gnat
    Jan 25, 2012 at 20:32
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    @gnat: making the whole site <blink> would be welcome too
    – Mat
    Jan 29, 2012 at 11:51
  • I got pointed here from this Q: meta.stackexchange.com/q/192858/186983 where i propose a change to show the number of active flags.
    – Matsemann
    Aug 12, 2013 at 11:06


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