Why do I get a yellow “0 flag” alert on the top bar, on Academia, where I am not a moderator? It links to the “tools” page, where there is nothing for me to do:

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Same situation exists on Meta:

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It's weird to get an alert for “0 flags”, especially on a site where I am not moderator anyway… And it's stable, it's not a transient issue, it's been that way for a few minutes.

  • It's weird, it does not show up in the mod view.
    – user102
    Jul 22, 2013 at 13:21
  • I've seen that one before, intermittently, when one of my own posts had pending suggested edits, and then the circle went down from 1 to 0 after I took care of the suggested edit, but it did remain a little after.
    – gerrit
    Jul 22, 2013 at 16:04
  • @gerrit eykanal confirmed that there was no flag (on my own posts or any other) on the site at that point in time…
    – F'x
    Jul 22, 2013 at 16:07
  • @F'x it happen to me also ... It went away eventually.
    – StrongBad
    Jul 22, 2013 at 16:52

3 Answers 3


Sorry, this was my bug - fixed now.


This might very well be just a glitch in the system—if there are no messages to be moderated, then nothing should be displayed!

However, as someone with over 20k reputation, you have access to all the same tools as moderators do, but perhaps without "diamond" privileges.


I am seeing a +1 symbol exactly the same way -when I click on it, there is a link to a "1 x not an answer", when I click on that - nothing.

Edit: wait a second, I think that was the one I mistakenly did this morning.

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