If an admin or a mod flags a message “offtopic” but not takes action immediately, a red counter appears, which is seen immediately by the admin or mod who just flagged.
Suppose I, an admin, just flagged.
Now I see the red counter which asks me to review the flag and take action.
Once I tried to do so, other admins and mods asked me “why did I flag and not take any action”.
And now I’m asking myself - what is the purpose and how it should work? How these two scenarios are different and where to use each.