I was just looking at my flagging history to see what was pending and just happened to notice that the spam flag count doesn't appear to add up.

Why would deemed helpful + declined != posts marked spam?

There are no disputed flags listed, and it is only a difference of one, but still I'm curious as to what that one is...

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    Do you have disputed spam flags as well?
    – juergen d
    Mar 7, 2014 at 21:25
  • @juergend nope - no disputed listed... I've updated question based on your comment... I was under the impression spam flags couldn't be disputed as they're mod attention only, so thus would be purely helpful/declined... Mar 7, 2014 at 21:26
  • Any "disupted" (not sure about declined) spam flags show up in the total count, but don't get their own row. So you would see 1 post marked spam, 1 helpful.
    – hichris123
    Mar 7, 2014 at 21:28
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    @juergend: I'm with Jon in that I'm pretty sure spam flags can't be "disputed".
    – Matt
    Mar 7, 2014 at 21:33
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    @Matt Uh... this is what I see in my flag history.
    – hichris123
    Mar 7, 2014 at 21:51
  • @hichris123 that's confused me a bit more... does your total make sense though? Mar 7, 2014 at 21:53
  • @JonClements Nope, I see this (24 flagged, 23 helpful).
    – hichris123
    Mar 7, 2014 at 21:54
  • Hmmm.... let me see if I can find a disputed spam flag then Mar 7, 2014 at 21:57
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    @hichris123: In which case I stand corrected :P. Here's a post which explains how a spam post can be disputed. This question also seems to be a duplicate of it (assuming Jon can find a disputed spam flag).
    – Matt
    Mar 7, 2014 at 22:01
  • @Matt yup... found a disputed spam flag (which I didn't think was possible) - so learnt something new today... Perfectly happy this is a dupe of this post Mar 7, 2014 at 22:08
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    The link Matt presented is exactly what happened here. You had one disputed spam flag (which was oddly disputed by Community, despite other spam flags on that post being marked helpful by a moderator). Can't quite explain that one, but it doesn't hurt you in any way. Mar 7, 2014 at 22:09
  • @BradLarson yup... not concerned about it at all - just one of those things that was niggling me... thanks for looking into it though... please feel free to close as dupe :) Mar 7, 2014 at 22:10


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