I don't see any area in my profile that would indicate this, unless I'm just missing it

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No, only moderators can see comment flags in the flag queue.

This does exist as an unpopular feature request here.

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    Cool, didn't want someone to bring the hammer down on me for flagging their rude stupidity Mar 24, 2012 at 14:52
  • It may be that comment flags are anonymous even to moderators (spam flags are, for example) - I can't remember for sure though :)
    – Rory
    Mar 24, 2012 at 14:54
  • Thanks man, I'm trying to accept your answer but it says I have to wait 5 minutes :\ standby... Mar 24, 2012 at 14:56
  • @Rory Comment flags are not anonymous, for moderators.
    – apaderno
    Mar 24, 2012 at 15:05
  • @kiamlaluno thanks for clarifying - I did try to raise one to test but apparently if a ♦ raises a comment flag on their own site then it gets automatically dismissed as helpful.
    – Rory
    Mar 24, 2012 at 15:07
  • @kiamlaluno In the queue, they are anonymous. We can figure out who flagged it, but that just takes a lot of guessing and work we probably don't care about. (We have to find the right person, and then find their flags)
    – Zizouz212
    Dec 29, 2015 at 17:07
  • @Zizouz212 Strange, I recall they were not anonymous, when I wrote that comment, but it could be I was wrong.
    – apaderno
    Dec 29, 2015 at 18:17
  • On the other hand, there is a pretty popular feature request to notify the commentor if their comment gets flagged as "no longer needed", made with the motivation to aid the cleanup process of such comments.
    – starball
    Nov 17, 2022 at 21:48

Generally speaking, the author of a post is never notified of any flag for that post; this means the author doesn't get a notification through the Super Drop-down Collider, or a bar notification, which is the type of notification used to report a new assigned badge.
The author is notified if somebody leaves a comment for that post; in the case the comment has been left from a moderator, the author is notified even after the post has been deleted.

10k users see the list of flags pending for any post, but:

  • They don't get any notification in the Super Drop-down Collider
  • They don't see flags for comments
  • They don't see flags for their own content
  • They don't see custom flags

Just to be sure I am using the right name, this is what I call Super Drop-down Collider.


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    Apparently the "official" name for that is The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™.
    – M.Babcock
    Mar 24, 2012 at 15:02
  • @M.Babcock lol! Does anyone get notifications in "The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™" for new flags then? I feel left out!
    – Rory
    Mar 24, 2012 at 15:04
  • @Rory Nobody gets notifications about flags.
    – apaderno
    Mar 24, 2012 at 15:06
  • @kiamlaluno ohh sorry I misread your answer - didn't register that you were talking about MultiCollider notifications for comments!
    – Rory
    Mar 24, 2012 at 15:08
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    @M.Babcock Now that I have that name in your comment, I hope to remember the correct name, or I will have to add a screenshot all the times. :)
    – apaderno
    Mar 24, 2012 at 15:12
  • @Rory When I read the word "notified," I always think of that type of notifications. In this case, there isn't a bar notification either.
    – apaderno
    Mar 24, 2012 at 15:13

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