Having flagged my fair share of accept rate comments, I noticed that while they result in automatic nuking of the comment in question, it seems they are not adding to the amount of comment flags "deemed helpful". Am I imagining things or is this indeed the case?

I would say that, if they result in nuking the comment and as such were appropriate (even if this is automatically determined by the system), they should be deemed helpful.

Admittedly a very minor issue and not terribly important (I don't even consider it a bug), but I thought I'd bring it up since I noticed it just now.

At the time of this update it does seem something has changed somewhere. The comment flag count now has caught up, and my helpful + declined score does equal the total number of comment flags.

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    I would say that the helpful flag should be set if the flag was helpful to a moderator (or other reviewer) - that is, it helped someone else with the manual moderation of the site. – Oded Sep 7 '12 at 20:20
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    My guess: to stop two person teams from gaming flagweight with no oversight and very little record afterwards. – Flexo Sep 7 '12 at 20:20
  • @Oded Ah, "helpful to a moderator" might indeed be an explanation. Hadn't thought of that. – Bart Sep 7 '12 at 20:22
  • Is there even a "helpful" count for comment flags? Comment flags don't count for the "helpful flags" count that is relevant for the badges. – Daniel Fischer Sep 7 '12 at 20:22
  • @Flexo There's not such thing as flagweight...ssshhhh – Bart Sep 7 '12 at 20:22
  • @DanielFischer Why yes there is such a count – Bart Sep 7 '12 at 20:24
  • Ah, okay. I've only ever flagged auto-nuked comments, so it just says "n comments flagged" there for me. – Daniel Fischer Sep 7 '12 at 20:25
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    @Oded as far as I can tell, this is status-completed, correct? – gnat Aug 26 '14 at 8:32

Status-NoRepro for me.

When I go to my profile page it shows N amount of helpful flags. When I click on that, it shows n amount of helpful flags under moderator attention flags. Then below that it shows n amount of deemed helpful flags under comment flags. Those two n's added together gives me the N amount of helpful flags.

Also, on each one of my auto-deleted comment flags, it shows helpful next to it in the flag history.

So yes, auto-nuked comment flags are helpful to me and you and more importantly, the unicorns.

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  • Yeah... definitely necromancer – John Dvorak Jul 27 '14 at 10:30
  • @iStimple I'm tempted to flag and get a helpful flag from 'accept' auto-nuking. How very meta. – hichris123 Aug 26 '14 at 2:32
  • It does seem indeed that something has been changed. Looking at my current counts, the helpful count has caught up. I guess some fix did happen somewhere. – Bart Aug 26 '14 at 8:17

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