When a new flag is received for attention by 10k+ users a red 1 appears on the status bar

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However, this notification persists even after I have acted on the flag where other people still need to act on it.

The problem

This means that if I act on a flag, the notification remains and I mentally start ignoring it, then if that flag is dismissed and a new flag raised while I'm not looking then I won't realise a new flag has been raised. It's also irritating to have notifications that I can't deal with

The request

  • Only count flags I haven't yet handled in the notification


  • Once opened hide the notification until next flag arrives
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    Also not displaying the number at all once you've hit the daily review limit would be nice. – Bathsheba Dec 30 '13 at 12:17
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    Oh nooo it's 2 now (sigh... going to handle the flags) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Dec 30 '13 at 12:45
  • Hide the notification until the next flag arrives. - This should be doable. I've sketched an algorithm that does this in this answer. – oberlies May 11 '14 at 13:28

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