Flag resolved by a deleted user?

I got a notification that a flag had been resolved by a suspended user, but seeing the flag it was not resolved
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maybe it was a deleted user?

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I just had this happen to me – I think it’s a problem that has to do with un-resolving a flag. Someone else (not a suspended user) resolved a flag that we were still discussing. I un-resolved the flag and now the message in my dashboard says the flag was resolved by a suspended user, but the flag is currently not resolved at all.

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Well I tried to reproduce the unresolving thing, but couldn’t. :/

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This was our working theory… @jwidness can you share the link to the flag and the notification, either publicly or privately?

I shared privately.
But for sure the user who resolved the flag in my case wasn’t suspended or deleted.

In the post from nicolasr, I wonder if @kitty12 may have resolved and then unresolved the flag?

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My newest suspicion leads me to believe this might recreate the bug:

  • have someone create a flag
  • comment on their flag so you’re following it
  • someone else resolves the flag (in your dashboard you now see a notification about the flag getting resolved)
  • you unresolve the flag and now the notification says deleted user

I have certainly resolved and then unresolved flags when I realized that further action might in fact be necessary (usually it’s not on a draft swap, though). But I’m sorry, I have no specific recollection of this particular one.

I just had this happen with one flag I unresolved, but not another. In the case where I had this issue I hadn’t commented on the flag, but in the case where I didn’t have the issue I had commented on the flag. The only caveat is that another user commented before I unresolved them, so that notification showed up in my feed before the “deleted user” one. But they were separate notifications.
https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/507923 (with issue)
https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/507924 (without issue)
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