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I flagged a comment and went to check on the status of the flag.

active on flag

What does active mean?

marked as duplicate by psubsee2003, Robert Harvey Jul 28 '13 at 23:04

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  • This is a new feature, that was implemented after I went to bed, it's morning here, so please don't downvote my question. The duplicate was posted 14 hours ago – Nobody Jul 29 '13 at 0:02
  • What? You mean the first thing you do in the morning after waking up is not to read all of the Meta questions that got posted? For shame! – Cody Gray Jul 29 '13 at 10:53
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    @CodyGray the first thing I do is check Meta and the last thing before I go to bed (how sick am I??) but I got caught up in some posts here and on SO, so hadn't got back to the front page and missed the recent dup.. shame on me, yes.. yes yes, I did a bad thing, very bad thing.. breaking one of the 1,643,902,461,770 social laws of Meta (ok I DO admit, perhaps the most vital - search first) but still.. heaven help the member who transgresses one of these laws.. and to think my is meta insane post got deleted.. shame on you, shame on you all evil, slightly unhinged, laughter – Nobody Jul 29 '13 at 11:02
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it means that the flag hasn't been dismissed yet - no moderator has evaluated it and either declined or marked it as helpful.

  • but usually they sit there looking blank – Nobody Jul 28 '13 at 23:10
  • is this a new feature, as my flags on SO are also showing active? They, usually, don't show that – Nobody Jul 28 '13 at 23:26
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    Yes - it was changed to make it more obvious that the flag was still waiting to be handled. We've seen a bit of confusion there in the past, and I believe we were actually hiding these entirely in some places. – Shog9 Jul 28 '13 at 23:49
  • when did it change? don't worry saw that, so my question for 14 hours too late and I get a down vote.. for asking about a new feature – Nobody Jul 28 '13 at 23:57
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    This was changed on Friday, @Skippy. – Shog9 Jul 29 '13 at 4:00

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