New flags? February 9, 2006 10:43 AM   Subscribe

A couple of new flagging categories that might be handy:
posted by staggernation to Feature Requests at 10:43 AM (12 comments total)

1) "broken/incorrect link or html"
2) "my own post, please remove"

(For #2, I'm thinking specifically of AskMe "Oops, misunderstood the question/gave an answer I now realize is incorrect" situations.)
posted by staggernation at 10:44 AM on February 9, 2006


On the topic of flagging, I'd quite enjoy the ability to have a short message coupled with the flag. Such as telling how the link or html is broken.
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:47 AM on February 9, 2006


3) "I disagree with this person's opinion"

(these flags would be handled automatically by the circular file.)
posted by I Love Tacos at 10:56 AM on February 9, 2006


Flags already display the flagger, so I think all mathowie would have to do for option 2 is investigate and see that it is the flagger's own post.

Maybe he could give himself a pony which would display the author of the flagged comment on his list—if flagger and author match, he can delete at will.
posted by jenovus at 10:57 AM on February 9, 2006


I guess the question to Matt is whether "other" is sufficient.

I figure he can tell if it's a broken link or such from context.
posted by smackfu at 11:42 AM on February 9, 2006


From my perspective, it might be nice to have an "oops" category that was used when someone botched their HTML, double-posted, or posted something in the wrong thread. The "other" category is what most people use for this which works most of the time.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:54 AM on February 9, 2006


A "Hateful Screed" flag might be helpful.
posted by fandango_matt at 12:27 PM on February 9, 2006


F_M: I think that if this person's comments bothered you so much, you should have taken it to its own MeTa, or let it go. I don't think three separate comments that were totally unrelated to the subject matter of the thread were necessary.
posted by ND¢ at 12:40 PM on February 9, 2006


"Report to FBI"
posted by mischief at 12:41 PM on February 9, 2006


Whereas a "helpful screed" flag would be hateful.
posted by staggernation at 12:43 PM on February 9, 2006


jessamyn : "From my perspective, it might be nice to have an 'oops' category that was used when someone botched their HTML, double-posted, or posted something in the wrong thread."

And given that yours and Matt's perspective are pretty much all that matters flagwise, I think that would be a very nice new flag - that way you don't have to read a non-standard message to know what is going on there.

I Love Tacos : "3) 'I disagree with this person's opinion'

4) 'I disagree with this person's existence'
posted by nkyad at 12:49 PM on February 9, 2006


5) My own existence, please remove
posted by Ryvar at 1:37 PM on February 9, 2006


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