Today I had an yellow ellipse with "11" in it in my top toolbar next to "review" link, which took me to a screen allowing reviewing flagged posts.

I only recall seeing that screen once or twice before, in all my time here.

What are the rules and circumstances for showing it? Minimum rep? Random "quality control" review? Only when there are no mods around to action those flags for a certain amount of time?

I have a hard time believing that every flag that happens is displayed that way to high rep users, since I would have surely seen many more of them before today.

  • @DavRob60 - The only relevant info there seems to be the "Can I see all flags?" section, but even given limitations there I'd have expected to have been notified about non-mod-only flags way more often than I have been. E.g. duplicate flags, etc... – DVK-on-Ahch-To Mar 15 '13 at 13:35
  • Duplicate flags goes to the close review queue. Only the flags that don't fit a (relatively new) special review queue, like "Not an answer", goes to the flag review queue. – DavRob60 Mar 15 '13 at 13:41
  • That's odd. I've been over the 10k threshold for a week or so and I had that thing pop up about dozen of times. I suppose it depends on your time zone compared to the time zones of the mods. – bitmask Mar 17 '13 at 1:46
  • High rep problems! – sarge_smith Mar 19 '13 at 23:41

The bubble is shown to users with access to the flag queue (10k on graduated sites, 2k on betas) when the queue gets above a certain size, I'm not sure the precise number it takes, I believe ~5.

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    "when the queue gets above a certain size" - that should explain the infrequency. Thanks! – DVK-on-Ahch-To Mar 15 '13 at 14:56

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