Do comment flags deemed helpful count toward the Deputy and Marshall badge requirements, or is it only question and answer flags that count?


2 Answers 2


Only the flags for moderator attention are counted for getting the Deputy, and Marshall badges; this, for example, excludes the flags for spam posts.

On a site, I didn't get the Marshall badge, even if my total helpful flags are more than 500; that is because my flags for moderator attention are just 387.

Update: Moderators don't get those badges, and the site I was referring to is the site where I am a moderator. It is not true that only flags for moderator attention are considered for getting those badges.

  • 1
    I'd really like a dev to confirm this, as comment flags weren't tracked previously and wouldn't have counted.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 24, 2012 at 0:32
  • @kiamlaluno if you can get confirmation i'll mark this as an answer. I'm looking for something "official". Thanks. Feb 24, 2012 at 22:36
  • 6
    Wrong. See this answer. :-) Oct 11, 2012 at 11:51

Yes they do. While can't find any official documentation for this, I can prove it with the help of Yannis who was kind enough to give screenshot of his flag history at http://workplace.stackexchange.com: (source)

And as you can see here, the badge is all his:

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .