After getting voting rights my helpful flag count seems to have not increased. I have 112 helpful flags, but none for about 8 months. This seems to be a side effect of gaining voting rights, since I no longer have to flag to close.
Is this dropoff in helpful flags simply an inevitable consequence of gaining voting rights, or is there something more I should be doing to be helpful?
On a side note, I noticed that if I do flag, it gets converted to a vote. What about obscure zombie posts that should be closed, but are not visited enough to get the five votes. How do I bring those to a moderator's attention so they get closed?