This is the helpful flag count on my profile:

And this is the one on my nomination

Which is quite different. Is this normal and am I overlooking something obvious or is this some sort of bug?

1 Answer 1


It's normal. It's caused by differences between flag types.

As you will see if you click the helpful flags number on your profile, there are 4 categories of flags (shown on the right sidebar):

  • "Normal" flags

    This category is basically defined as a flag which doesn't fit into any other category.

  • Spam flags

  • Offensive flags

  • Comment flags

    Any comment flag is grouped here, even spam/offensive comment flags, as they're all handled by ♦ moderators.

Your helpful flags count on your profile will display the total helpful flags of all the above varieties.

However, the helpful flags on your election nomination only displays the helpful flag count for "normal" flags.

  • It could also be the total helpful flags from all of the StackExchange sites you use.
    – Wilf
    Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 15:16
  • @Wilf: I don't think that that would be the case.
    – kiri
    Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 23:29
  • Just randomly throwing my two pence/pennies (don't use Cents here) in. :D
    – Wilf
    Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 23:31

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