When I visit my profile page, I see "helpful flags 1" where "1" is a hyperlink to the "Flagging Summary" page.

So, when I click "1", I get the "Flagging Summary" page and I see the page mostly empty. What does it mean?

Screenshot included below:

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    It probably means that you had 1 flag but it "poofed" from the system, and the 2 pages are using a different cache. See if your profile page clears within 24 hours. Feb 15, 2012 at 9:54
  • are you using officially supported browser version? if yes then the way how summary is shown for you differs from implementation described in answer to this question: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/117008/…
    – gnat
    Feb 15, 2012 at 10:11
  • @BrockAdams My profile has been like this for the last one month.
    – user166531
    Feb 15, 2012 at 10:27
  • @gnat I get the same results with Firefox 10.0.1 as well as Chrome 17.0.963.46 m.
    – user166531
    Feb 15, 2012 at 10:28
  • On the flagging summary page, run this command: $("#flag-stat-info-table tr").length from either the JS console (Ctrl-Shift-K) or the Firebug console. What is the result? Feb 15, 2012 at 10:47
  • hm both FF 10 and Chrome 17 are currently marked as unsupported (pre-"stable release" version) at the official list
    – gnat
    Feb 15, 2012 at 11:13
  • @gnat, I use both of those browsers and my profile and flag-summary pages all show correctly. That is, on those SE sites where I never flagged, no link is present in the profile page. The link is not present in the static HTML (that is, it is not merely hidden), nor is it AJAXed in on pages that have the link. So it seems unlikely that this is a browser issue. Feb 15, 2012 at 11:33
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    You remember what you flagged? If you only flagged single comment, it explains this behavior as comment flags are not displayed in the flagging history but do count in the total count. (If helpful of course :)) Feb 15, 2012 at 11:39
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    @ShaDowWizArd, A summary/count of comment flags is shown in the flagging history. Feb 15, 2012 at 11:55
  • @BrockAdams I executed $("#flag-stat-info-table tr").length on JS console. The output I got is: 0.
    – user166531
    Feb 15, 2012 at 16:06
  • Well, it looks like it's going to take a moderator or dev to figure this out. Do you recall flagging anything at all (could the 1 count be right)? Did you have multiple user accounts and/or log-in problems? Feb 15, 2012 at 21:37
  • Just flag an answer and you should be set :)
    – Jack
    Feb 23, 2013 at 9:50

2 Answers 2


This is a specific instance of the bug "Flag counters not shown although I had flagged some comments": You have raised one helpful flag on a comment, and no flags on other posts (questions/answers). Comment flags are not listed individually, but their total number should be shown on the right-hand side below "Your flagging history". However due to the above-mentioned bug, the flagging summary page is completely empty as long as you haven't flagged at least one non-comment post.


Thanks for bringing this issue up. This profile section does not exist in the current build of our sites, and so this is no longer an issue. :)

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