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What does empty “Flagging Summary” page mean when “helpful flags” is “1”?

On my Stack Overflow profile, I can see I have 1 helpful flag. However, the flagging summary/history page behind this number is empty. What could be the reason?

  • A "helpflug" flag - is that like some sort of airborne help flag?
    – Rob Hruska
    Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 16:26
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    Duplicate question, but no (real) answer provided on that one. Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 16:54
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    @AGuyCalledGerald A question shouldn't be reposted just because it doens't have a (real) answer (or for any other reason). Instead of posting a duplicate, you could use a bounty on the original question to draw attention to the issue.
    – yoozer8
    Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 16:57
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    I had not seen that one when posting, but next time will do that, thanks. Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 16:59
  • I would suggest closing the other question, because the answer given here are helpful. Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 21:36
  • @AGuyCalledGerald The eventual result will likely be a merging of the questions, with this answer being moved to the other question (source)
    – yoozer8
    Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 21:55

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In addition to RivieraKid's answer, comment flags do not show up in the "summary" list (even though they do count towards your helpful flags count). So, if your only helpful flag was a comment flag, that is why that list is still empty (although I would expect it to be in the "flagging history" area on the right).

If you don't like that your comment flags aren't shown in the summary, you could support this : Flagging history should include comment flags.

Further indication that your one flag was on a comment - I just noticed you do not have the "Citizen Patrol" badge (which is for flagging a post).

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    The feature request you're thinking of is here, but no one cares anymore because they stopped calculating and displaying flag weight. Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 17:01
  • @CodyGray Thanks! That is one of the one's I had read, good find. TimStone pointed me to another one in chat. I've added a link to that one, as it still seems to be relevant. Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 17:05
  • @jadarnel27: Can I see what the comment flag was about? I am just curious... Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 17:10
  • @AGuy unless the feature request I linked to is implemented, I don't know of a way for you to see what comment it was that you flagged. Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 17:37

If you've been to your "Flagging Summary", surely you've seen the following note under "Your flagging history" in the right-hand margin of the page?

* older flags were not recorded helpful/declined

It looks like this:

  • @CodyGray Interesting, I don't see that asterisk. I wonder if it has to do with your account's age? Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 16:46
  • No, the page is totally empty. What is meant by "older flags"? Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 16:47
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    @jadarnel: Ah yes, probably so. My accounts that I created more recently on the SE 2.0 sites don't have that footnote, either. This answer might not apply in the asker's case here, then. Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 16:48

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