I'm seeing a message(*older flags were not recorded helpful/declined) below the flagging history on meta site.

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It reveals that if a flag got unhandled due to deletion or some other reasons and became older, then it will not be added as either helpful or declined/disputed.

But, this message is only shown in meta Stack Overflow. I can't find it in any of the SE sites. Is there any specific reason for this?

  • 2
    It is not showing in my flag summary...
    – Lucifer
    May 30, 2013 at 5:48
  • A box probably takes less effort than those strange lines... Plus, opaque boxes are hard to see through.
    – user206222
    May 30, 2013 at 7:10

1 Answer 1


When any of your flag marked as a none first time then only that message is shown. So that means none of your flags in Stack Overflow is marked as none.

  • It shouldn't really show for things marked none recently though since that message refers to flags raised during the time before flag weights when there was never a recorded outcome.
    – Flexo
    May 30, 2013 at 5:56
  • @Flexo It does show on my Stack Overflow flagging summary, but I only joined when flag weight was long established (and soon to be hidden). Doesn't seem to work as intended then. May 30, 2013 at 14:11

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