First of all, I'm AWARE of this question but its answer doesn't answer mine.

In the mentioned question it states that in order to check if a flag is valid, the question has probably been locked, deleted, migrated, etc.

But it also states:

However, there have been some interesting flagging issues of late. I think we should have a clear "Flag dismissed as _" comment on each flag.

In my flagging history I see this:

exact duplicate flags

I'm sure that both flags can't be invalid. Because I have 2 invalid flags and I know one invalid flag which isn't one of the 2 in the picture. So there is a possibility that one of 2 flags is invalid. How can I tell which one?

From all my flags I don't really know exactly which ones were invalid and I have no idea at all what was disputed. It is hard to keep track of it.

I think a feature like this can help us to understand how to flag more properly.

  • wait until you have no more flags waiting to be processed. Then you will be enlightened. – Kate Gregory Jun 17 '11 at 19:33
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    @Kate Gregory all my flags are processed – foobar Jun 17 '11 at 19:34
  • Any flag that says "exact duplicate" when it isn't an exact duplicate was probably marked invalid. You should stop worrying and love dupes. Its normally only when that duplication indicates some other issue that they get acted upon. For example, a noob that asks the same question twice from two different accounts. – user1228 Jun 17 '11 at 19:42
  • Also, irony! – user1228 Jun 17 '11 at 19:43
  • @Won't As I say in my question, I'm sure that both the 2 flags can't be invalid. So only one(?) of them is, which one? You are not answering my question. And I don't see were the irony is, as my question is not duplicate at all. Checking for closed/deleted/migrated is a way to find valid flags, but sometimes a post wasn't closed/deleted/migrated and it's invalid, how I can find which one? – foobar Jun 17 '11 at 19:45

The flag page has changed. 2011-06-28

flag status

Now we can clearly see each flag and it tells:

  • Valid
  • Disputed
  • Invalid (in red)

Note: older flags were not recorded valid/invalid/disputed

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