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We've (by "we" I mean "Jarrod") officially added this functionality to the UI, pretty much exactly the way Manishearth and Ilmari Karonen envisioned it. Note that the user still is not notified of the results of a flag they cast, so they won't see this feedback unless they go looking for it. For those diligent flaggers who do look, though, they'll now ...


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TLDR: Adding feedback is always a good idea since it helps the reviewer to get better at flagging. Better flaggers means a better site to work with! If there is one thing people hate, it is to be clueless about the reasons behind something. This feature will improve the communication between the moderators and flaggers. Educating users The ping ...


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Open your profile page and click on your "helpful flags" count. It will provide you with a detailed breakdown of number of flags, helpful flags, disputed flags, etc., plus a history of all non-comment flags.


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Oded graciously worked on this request along with several other improvements to the flag history page. You are now able to filter your flag history.


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More and more of your flags are getting declined, and that's leading Stack Overflow to trust your flagging skills less. One way that's manifested is in the reduced number of flags you're allowed each day. Once upon a time, you were able to see a quantitative measure of that trust, called "flag weight", but no more (and good riddance!). Review your recent ...


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You can see it on your profile page. There is no link for helpful flag, at the beginning; when you have your first helpful flag, you can see the link in your profile as follows, which is under the profile views. Whenever you click on the count link, it will show you the full summary. You can see the history of your flags on the right-hand side; it ...


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Two reasons, the first is just a backlog. There are almost 700 flags soaking in the moderator queue right now, so I suspect you'll see many of them acted upon in the next day or so. While the mods do check the queue and handle serious issues over the weekend, it's not unusual for less urgent flags to be processed during the week since folks have other stuff ...


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I declined the first three flags. I can comment on those. In those cases this is simply a case of differing interpretations of "too localized"; all three of the questions were practical, answerable questions, and while the chances might be astronomically high that someone else might want to do the same thing, it's still a chance. That said, I'm open to ...


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This is minor, but when I first saw the new design, I thought the > was a dropdown. (Compare the dropdowns in the 10k tools.) Therefore, I think the arrow should be a different character, maybe a bullet point.


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While we're at it, you might as well add categorizing by flag type. It'd be nice to see all of my interesting 'other' flags, helpful or not, without having to wade through the huge mass of 'not an answer' flags.


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You're casting Recommend Closure flags, which moderators do not ever see. They only go to the Close Votes queue. So why is it taking so long? Well, it completely depends on which question you're flagging for closure. The Close Votes queue is currently "fuzzied" which means that only questions with a certain threshold of flags and close votes combined will ...


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It's simply the number of answers that the question has. If you hover over the number, it should give you a tooltip that says "1 answers" (yes, with the plural form of the word).


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Your total "helpful flags" count: is the sum of your helpful moderator, spam, offensive, and comment flags: Which map onto the flag dialog thusly: (1*) close flags are only available below 3k rep, when they become close votes. And comment flags are not from the dialog with the others, they appear when you hover your mouse over a comment below a question ...


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When a post is recent, there is a good chance you are not the only one looking at it. If other users see the problem that you are seeing, they will vote to close, perhaps independently of your flag. This leads to the question being closed, which automatically marks your flag as helpful. When a post is several years old, there's a good chance you are the ...


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The link should appear as soon as you have at least one flag marked as helpful. It does not appear if you only have declined and/or pending flags. You can visit the link manually (this link is specific to you) if you're curious about pending flags, etc. You can figure out your flag summary link by editing the URL to insert your user ID: https://meta....


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Jarrod and Oded are performing a very large refactor of how flags are stored in the database as I write this, hopefully going live in the next week or two. It's a huge set of changes, a multi-month project (which is pretty damn rare around here). Once that goes live we'll take another look at this. As it stands those comment flags are stored in an ...


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Given that a user's flagging performance is now evaluated based on flags handled recently, this feature, or something similar, is absolutely necessary. If a user has enough flags declined in the last 7 days, they will begin to receive a warning message to review their recent flags before proceeding. This is designed to make the user check out their recent ...


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Go to your profile and click on the helpful flags link. You will see the flagging history and be able to find out what was helpful and what was rejected. This helpful flags link is currently located in the Impact box of the Activity tab of a profile.


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I've written a userscript that utilizes nicael's pagination/sorting bookmarklets to add this to your flag page: Just be careful not to click the buttons too fast – because you're requesting every single page of flags, SE might IP rate-limit you for a few minutes. However, it only happened to me once, and I must have clicked those buttons 50 or 60 times with ...


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Since you have over 3K reputation, if you are flagging anything as duplicate, off topic, not constructive, not a real question, or too localized, your flags are being converted to close votes. These will not show up on your flagging record. Spam/Offensive, not a real answer (and its variants), and "Other" flags will still be recorded.


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I suspect you added it and didn't remember, but I can try to check the DB when I'm next connected (not now) Is indeed the "other" option that accepts any custom message Flag outcomes were not always formally recorded; I suspect it simply pre-dates them. Trying to infer the outcome was hit-and-miss, so it seemed preferable not to try to invent history.


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It turns out that technically, this is already possible — there's just no user interface for it. That is to say, there's no official user interface to it. Manishearth, however, wrote a bookmarklet to add one, and I took his code (with his help and permission, of course) and integrated it, with a few tweaks, into version 1.6 of the Stack Overflow ...


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I think it's just the great idea. I made a script which will load all of your helpful/ declined/ disputed flags. To use, first go to your flags history (http://{some-se-site-there}.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/your-id). Then run one of the following scripts. To show declined: javascript:var pn=parseInt($(".pager.fr > a:nth-last-child(2)").attr(...


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Effective immediately, you will now be able to filter your declined flags by using links in the sidebar stats. By clicking on declined, your flag history will show only those flags.


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Robert Cartaino analyzed this request and recommended the indentation (SOLO's alternative suggestion) as a clear indicator of the list's dual-level nature. I decided to implement this using Stacks' second-level navigation pattern, as seen in the network's legal documents: This is live right now here on Meta; barring issues, it should appear everywhere ...


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A long time ago, both types of flags had the same type of behavior. Both would place the post into the respective community review queue and the private moderator flag queue: If review comes to a positive consensus or if the flag is manually reviewed by a moderator who decides the flag is correct, the flag is marked helpful. If community review disagrees ...


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