The Problem

Currently if I flag a post, I cannot check the status of the flag unless I have prior helpful flags. This means, for example, that a new user who wants to check the status of his first flag cannot do so while it is pending (active).

This feature request is based on my experience on MSO, where I wanted to check the status of my flag but could not get to the summary page without cheating (tweaking my SO link to work with MSO). It also stems from this question, where the OP indicates he had the same issue: How to check the proceedings of a flagged post?

My Proposal

If I have flagged any post, then show me a "flags" link (red arrow in image below). If I have any helpful flags, then the number of helpful flags should be displayed (blue arrow). If I have not flagged anything, then neither should be displayed (as with current site functionality).


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    Agree it's a dup, but that one is a bug report. This is a feature request. I just don't want this point to be lost.
    – chue x
    Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 16:40
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    You have no idea how much this annoys me as a moderator trying to look at the flag history for a user who has not had a handled flag. Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 16:41
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    Ok, admittedly I do prefer this one to the stated duplicate, so I'm retracting my close vote on this and voting for a reverse duplicate on the bug report Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 17:02
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    Wholeheartedly agreed. We should make it as easy as possible for people to see their flag history, and it's especially important when they're doing it wrong (they've raised only unhelpful flags). Yes, they'll now get a warning on future flags if they have rejected ones in the right quantity and timeframe, but let's give them a durable link that we can point to and encourage them to check. Commented Sep 14, 2014 at 20:33
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    This may be status-completed now. On woodworking.SE I just flagged my two first posts, and went to my profile and it showed link with text of "0 helpful flags" and I clicked on it and was able to see the two flags in pending status!
    Commented Jul 20, 2015 at 9:36
  • @Dro that's worth an answer... and don't forget FHRC ;) Commented Jul 23, 2015 at 14:18
  • Funny story... my question that was a dupe of this has been marked "status-complete" since July 17th.
    – Catija
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 9:07

2 Answers 2


Though this is about the "old" profile page, the new one also has a flags section (in the "Activity" tab).

This one links to the flags page, even if none have been accepted yet.


Instead of having conditional link placement depending on the state of your flag history, why not just add a flags tab? There's plenty of horizontal space remaining (even if you have a tiny monitor or like really skinny browser windows, other elements already force a horizontal scroll bar before the space is exhausted).

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Now there's no conditional logic, it raises visibility to flagging for new users, and if you don't have any flags yet the page shows up empty (just like most of the other tabs that don't have any relevant content to show).

  • That would work for me. I was just trying to minimize the work for the developers. While they are at it, they should make the flag summary more "pretty".
    – chue x
    Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 17:08
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    @chuex meh, my priority is on presenting information consistently, pretty can wait.
    – Aaron Bertrand Staff
    Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 17:08
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    I would like this because maybe we would have this option on the mobile site. The tabs appear to be part of the drop-down that we can select on the mobile version but we have no way to review our flag history mobilely (i don't think that is a word but you get the point)
    – Taryn
    Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 17:11
  • +1 on this: @AaronBertrand why not enter it as a separate feature request?
    – feetwet
    Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 21:11
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    And if we had a flags tab, then we could have sub-tabs for helpful, declined, and active, and then maybe it would be easier for us to notice responses to flags, and maybe we could even get notifications of new responses. Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 21:18

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