For the past few days now, I've noticed that my flag counter next to the review queue hasn't been functioning properly. Currently, it's showing there are 5 flags awaiting review: flag notification

However, when I view the flags, I'm only shown 1 or 2. Upon flagging/reviewing those 1 or 2 things, the counter would normally drop to show that there are fewer flags waiting to be reviewed. This isn't the case. It still shows 5 flags, but when I click to review it, the page is empty.

I use Chrome, in case it has something to do with that. Although @Sterno confirms it occurs in IE too.

Is there any way I can fix this?

  • Hm. I can see 5, so it might just be you. Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 16:40
  • I have the same issue: i.sstatic.net/1YBKh.png. It's been going on for at least a few days. (Chrome & IE on PC, but it also occurs on my iPad).
    – Sterno
    Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 14:35
  • I show 2 right now, but only one question. Interestingly, there are 2 flags on that one question (not an answer x2). The flag count seems to now be how many flags there are, not how many flagged questions there are to review. I suspect this is part of a change in progress. (Firefox here.) Commented Jul 30, 2013 at 17:14

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The explicit count of review tasks was removed from the top bar. Instead, we get a red dot on the top bar when there are many things to review, and grey dots in the menu when there are only a couple::

Red and grey dots in review menu

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