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These last days I have noticed that the flagging functionality on SO isn't working on my side, somehow I see that the dialog appear telling me that the flag was cast but when I visit my flagging history the number for moderator attention flags isn't increasing!! In the past I can see that some flags are in queue wainting for others to validate it.

  • What's your browser? Can you check whether the request is actually going through to the outside world? – mmyers Jul 1 '12 at 4:03
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    it's Google Chrome at it's working fine :D, Isould have mention that i can't anymore flag on SO. is it because i had crossed 3k reputation? – K_Anas Jul 1 '12 at 4:07
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    It's not a bug and you can see what happened in the new votes tab in your user profile page. You will see all the "flags" you cast as closure votes. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jul 1 '12 at 7:20
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Considering you crossed 3k rep recently, the flag converts your vote to close flags into close votes.

Also, since you have 3k rep, you now have Vote To Close privilege & should use them, instead of flagging - though the end result is same.

  • Thanks sathya, how I can know the number of helpful flags i have raised? – K_Anas Jul 1 '12 at 4:41
  • it's there in your profile, listed under helpful flags. Click on it & you'll get a detailed breakdown @K_Anas – Sathyajith Bhat Jul 1 '12 at 5:12
  • yes it's there but it doesn't change how can i get the deputy badge than? I'm raising flags voting to close question as duplicate but it doesn't change. is there a way to know i see that we can uses some scripts like for to see how many post you have edited, is there a similar way? – K_Anas Jul 1 '12 at 5:21
  • @K_Anas you shouldn't be flagging just to get a badge, you should be flagging because there's some case which requires a Moderator to come intervene (read: personal info in answers, spam, questions posted as an answer) etc. Start by looking at stackoverflow.com/review and review the posts. Number of posts you've edited can be seen in the review section as well – Sathyajith Bhat Jul 1 '12 at 5:25
  • Lol yes of course, I'm really flagging not constructive Q/A and duplicate ones but I'm feeling like it's not working and that's why I insist on that because many other Highly reputation users flagged same post but raised flags doesn't increase – K_Anas Jul 1 '12 at 5:32

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