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Hey mods, are some flaggers more notorious than others?

I get the impression that flag-based action is usually in response to volume, so comments that receive a bunch of flags are more likely to be axed than ones that receive a handful. But when you review the flags, can you see who set them? And do you adjust for the fact that some users are more prolific flaggers than others?

I just wonder if there is a group of neighborhood-watch types that flag things so frequently, the mods tend to roll their eyes and not take their flags as seriously as the ones from users that don't pop up in the list as often.

Or, conversely, if some users have a reputation amongst the mods as credible, so when they see flags from them they think "[x] is usually pretty spot-on about these, so I'll definitely check it out."

Obviously I'm not asking for names, I'm just curious if this phenomenon happens.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Etiquette/Policy at 6:34 AM (123 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Data point: One time there was a big derail in some thread or other and I, attempting to be helpful, flagged every deraily comment as such. Then I got a MeMail from Jessamyn who was like (paraphrase) 'Dude are you a moron or something you don't need to flag everything in the world ever.'

So, yeah, they can see who set the flags.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:37 AM on June 14, 2011 [6 favorites]


My understanding was that, though they can see who flagged something, they have to go out of their way to do so. So it's not something that happens as a matter of course.
posted by Trurl at 6:39 AM on June 14, 2011


'Dude are you a moron or something you don't need to flag everything in the world ever.'

What I actually said:
Hiya -- once you've flagged a few comments in a thread you can rest assured we'll check it out, promise. Having nine flags on...

actually I just went and checked that thread, what a fucking mess.

You are deputized to help it not get worse. But in the future, we only need a few flags, nine is maybe too many.

xx

Jessamyn
It takes an additional click to see who flagged something, so most of the time we're just going on flags. If we get a bunch of confusing flags or a ton of flags in a row that seem to all be going to the same place, we'll check who did the flagging but most of the time it's not a level of depth to which we plumb.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:42 AM on June 14, 2011 [27 favorites]


answers that one.
posted by clavdivs at 6:45 AM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Does this count as MeFi's Flag Day post?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:49 AM on June 14, 2011 [51 favorites]


Have never gotten a too-many-flags note -- I'm relieved to know there is at least ONE policy I haven't run afoul of at one time or another...
posted by hermitosis at 6:50 AM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


I always sort of felt the person who starts a thread should have flags with more weight. Sometimes I'll have an AskMe thread and someone will post something that in no way answers my question, so I'll flag it. I always hope it sets off some sort of special alarm at ModHQ, but I know better.

I could see how that sort of thing could get abused though, especially in one of those relationshippy-type questions where people are just looking for answers that support the decision they've already made and they'd just flag everything that told them they needed to DTMFA.
posted by bondcliff at 6:50 AM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


What I actually said:

Whoa whoa whoa--I thought reproducing MeMails was strictly verboten.
posted by DU at 6:52 AM on June 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


What I actually said:

That's totally exactly how I paraphrased it.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:55 AM on June 14, 2011 [30 favorites]


Whoa whoa whoa--I thought reproducing MeMails was strictly verboten.

Not when you are the sender, I assume. The issue is if you are the recipient, you might be publishing something the sender wrote under the assumption it was a private communication, and they didn't want it seen by thousands. But if you wrote the message, presumably you can decide for yourself how large an audience you want it to have.

That's totally exactly how I paraphrased it.

Well, no, you paraphrased it such that it seemed like jessamyn called you a moron. Whereas in the actual message, there is no name-calling whatsoever. That's a fairly important difference, I think.
posted by FishBike at 7:07 AM on June 14, 2011


Or, conversely, if some users have a reputation amongst the mods as credible, so when they see flags from them they think "[x] is usually pretty spot-on about these, so I'll definitely check it out." --- I'm completely convinced that my flags have the exact opposite effect. If I flag something, it's going to stay.
posted by crunchland at 7:08 AM on June 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


I always sort of felt the person who starts a thread should have flags with more weight. Sometimes I'll have an AskMe thread and someone will post something that in no way answers my question, so I'll flag it. I always hope it sets off some sort of special alarm at ModHQ, but I know better.

Insofar as it's much better for the asker (or poster on the blue) to flag annoying stuff than get in an in-thread confrontation about it, I totally get you, and I think in many cases it might be going in the right direction. On the other hand, the person responsible for starting the thread is in many cases kind of too close to it emotionally to be super objective about what's going down, and we've definitely seen flags/comments from a poster that were very much off the mark even if produced by understandable frustration or whatever. So, it's a bit of a crapshoot.

It's always totally fine to drop us a line about a thread, and if an asker or poster feels like something is going off the rails in a thread they started that's often the best way for them to go because then we'll know specifically what they're concerned about and can take a look.

Have never gotten a too-many-flags note

We don't have to send too many of them, it's just a thing that seems to happen now and then and I don't think we've ever had to bug the same person twice. It's one of those things that's really not a big deal -- short of doing something malicious like writing a script to flag-bomb threads, you can't really flag in a way that's going to get you in trouble -- but is just enough of a interface annoyance and non-help on our end that we let people know about it if we notice it.

Whoa whoa whoa--I thought reproducing MeMails was strictly verboten.

You are probably joking, but in the spirit of humorless helpfulness let me note that people reproducing *their own words* that they typed into an email is not problematic in the way that reproducing *correspondence written by other people* is.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:08 AM on June 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'm gonna wave my freak flag high!

HIGH! WHOOOAAAA!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:09 AM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Flag Day It And Move On.


Nice tag!
posted by zarq at 7:14 AM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


For the record, I always flag my own comments. So there's no need for any one else to do this. Ever. flagged by {23} users as noise [x]


^ This is how I imagine the user flagging notice to look in the admin interface.
posted by seanyboy at 7:14 AM on June 14, 2011


Well, no, you paraphrased it such that it seemed like jessamyn called you a moron. Whereas in the actual message, there is no name-calling whatsoever.

This is the first clue that I was joking.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:16 AM on June 14, 2011 [29 favorites]


"fiamo" sounds like a lesser-known brand of Italian casualwear. For cats.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 7:18 AM on June 14, 2011 [26 favorites]


For the record, it turns out that every flag has to be manually cleared by Team Mod in a process that I can only assume involves arcane machinations, which is why overflagging is annoying.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:20 AM on June 14, 2011


For the record, it turns out that every flag has to be manually cleared by Team Mod in a process that I can only assume involves arcane machinations, which is why overflagging is annoying.

The "flag queue" is just a modified Whack-a-Mole machine.
posted by bondcliff at 7:21 AM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Flag count should be available to the poster, accompanied by a 'kill post/self' button clickable after, say, 100 waves of flag.
posted by klue at 7:23 AM on June 14, 2011


Well, no, you paraphrased it such that it seemed like jessamyn called you a moron. Whereas in the actual message, there is no name-calling whatsoever. That's a fairly important difference, I think.

Jessamyn's just very polite in her name calling. If she sent me that note, I'd feel like a moron too.
posted by octothorpe at 7:23 AM on June 14, 2011 [8 favorites]


shakespeherian: "For the record, it turns out that every flag has to be manually cleared by Team Mod in a process that I can only assume involves arcane machinations, which is why overflagging is annoying."

♫ Every flag is sacred,
Every flag is great.
If a flag is wasted,
The Mods get quite irate..... ♪
posted by zarq at 7:24 AM on June 14, 2011 [10 favorites]


octothorpe: " Jessamyn's just very polite in her name calling. If she sent me that note, I'd feel like a moron too."

Yeah, but you wouldn't ask for a gold star? Deputies should get a gold star. :D
posted by zarq at 7:25 AM on June 14, 2011


I very, very seldom flag anything. Does that make me a deadbeat?
posted by orange swan at 7:26 AM on June 14, 2011


Yeah, but you wouldn't ask for a gold star?

This was pre-gold star Jessamyn, back when she was more of a ninja.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:31 AM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I very, very seldom flag anything. Does that make me a deadbeat?

If you see something, say something.

This message brought to you by the Department of Homeland Security and Threadshitting
posted by bondcliff at 7:33 AM on June 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


I still think users should be able to see fantastic post/comment flags they've received. I'd trade all my received favorites in for that. It would be great to see bookmarking and upvoting (thanks/kudos/whatever) separated.
posted by Eideteker at 7:35 AM on June 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


^ This is how I imagine the user flagging notice to look in the admin interface.

Show and tell time it is! This is the current state of the mod flagging interface, in two screenshots. We have a couple other less-used tools for flag wrangling, but these are the two bits that make up most of the interactions we have with flags or flagging data.

For the record, it turns out that every flag has to be manually cleared by Team Mod in a process that I can only assume involves arcane machinations, which is why overflagging is annoying.

Yeah, we've technically got a couple methods for clearing out a pile of flags in the case of a huge mess (which has happened maybe once?), but the rest of the time the effort required to get to a "nuke this specific collection of flags" tool and operate it safely is greater than the time required to just click on twelve separate goddam little [x] buttons. It's more like getting something that's been stapled a dozen times than anything; it doesn't take that long in any given case to remove the staples, but you're gonna get a note from us saying "hey, stapling twice is enough, after that just get a binder clip or something instead".
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:36 AM on June 14, 2011 [19 favorites]


Flag Hotspot: Coning.
posted by box at 7:46 AM on June 14, 2011


Jessamyn's just very polite in her name calling. If she sent me that note, I'd feel like a moron too.

I think this says more about you than it does about Jessamyn or the contents of her mefimail.
posted by muddgirl at 7:58 AM on June 14, 2011


Eideteker: I still think users should be able to see fantastic post/comment flags they've received. I'd trade all my received favorites in for that.

cortex: This is the current state of the mod flagging interface, in two screenshots.

The cat's out of the bag! Congratulations, mefi_comment 3754681 and mefi_comment 3753464! I won't shame the "hotspots."

Seriously though cortex, thanks for the glimpse of the inner sanctum. That's pretty cool.

orange swan: I very, very seldom flag anything. Does that make me a deadbeat?

No, it just means you're not patriotic and may, in fact, be a terrorist. Happy Flag Day!
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 8:00 AM on June 14, 2011


For the record, it turns out that every flag has to be manually cleared by Team Mod in a process that I can only assume involves arcane machinations, which is why overflagging is annoying.


Actually, no. Flag clearing is done by a very simply automated script that–

OH I SEE YOU ARE JOKING

HA HAHA
posted by slogger at 8:00 AM on June 14, 2011


I think this says more about you than it does about Jessamyn or the contents of her mefimail.

Oh totally. My day-to-day existence mostly consists of assuming I'm a moron, so anytime someone doesn't explicitly say 'HEY YOU, YOU ARE VERY NON-MORONIC' I just kind of assume otherwise.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:04 AM on June 14, 2011 [10 favorites]


I'm the Notorious F.L.A.G.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 8:15 AM on June 14, 2011


You've come to the right place for not feeling that other people are thinking that thing you think they are thinking about you when you think about things. I know how I feel about it. Know what I mean?
posted by Mister_A at 8:16 AM on June 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


Eideteker: "I still think users should be able to see fantastic post/comment flags they've received. I'd trade all my received favorites in for that. It would be great to see bookmarking and upvoting (thanks/kudos/whatever) separated."

I'm guessing the uptick in mod memails would look something like this:

Dear Team Mod,

This is an outrage! Why haven't you sidebarred my comment?! We can clearly see that it's gotten FOUR (4!) fantastic flags in the 3 minutes since I posted it!!!

Please correct this hideous injustice immediately.

No love....


To say nothing of the predictably angst-filled MeTa FPP's.

Can you still hear them, Clarice? cortex? The screaming of the lambs flags?
posted by zarq at 8:26 AM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


LET'S DO IT

YOU ARE VERY NON-MORONIC
posted by adamdschneider at 8:28 AM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Man, I kinda wish that there was just one flag machine (maybe for each mod, but in my fantasy, everything would be communicated to PB back at headquarters on a telegraph ticker), which has a huge lever that has to be pulled to clear all the flags from a thread at once. The machine is all covered with blinkenlights and PB has to punch cards if he wants to delete just one flag.
posted by klangklangston at 8:29 AM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


"neighborhood-watch types".

Like it, like it. I tend to think of them as school prefect types, but this works too.
posted by Decani at 8:33 AM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


oh man, the flag machine would be so much easier than the plug system we use now.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:33 AM on June 14, 2011 [8 favorites]


That plug system picture refers to 'supervisory lamps'. I like that concept.

Customer: "Can I speak to your supervisor?"

Me: "My supervisor is the 3rd lamp on this panel."

Customer: "... ?"
posted by FishBike at 8:38 AM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


klangklangston: "The machine is all covered with blinkenlights and PB has to punch cards if he wants to delete just one flag."

It's a multiperson operation, similar to the horse race scene in The Sting. Someone's sitting by a ticker tape a microphone in the upper booth and reporting into a microphone. The mods are sitting in a waiting room, and when they hear a thread number and flag code called, they leap to their feet, grab their weapons and wade into the fray to do battle.
posted by zarq at 8:39 AM on June 14, 2011


the effort required to get to a "nuke this specific collection of flags" tool and operate it safely is greater than the time required to just click on twelve separate goddam little [x] buttons

Please tell me this involves an elevator down to a bunker carved into out of the bedrock and two keys that have to be turned simultaneously.
posted by Johnny Assay at 8:39 AM on June 14, 2011


Dear The Winsome Notorious Flagger Parker Lewis

Please register this sockpuppet promptly. Thank you.

Sincerely, Theora55
posted by theora55 at 8:42 AM on June 14, 2011


This is not what "Let your freak flag fly" is supposed to mean....
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:45 AM on June 14, 2011


We don't have to send too many of them, it's just a thing that seems to happen now and then and I don't think we've ever had to bug the same person twice.

Excellent, now I have a goal for today.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:48 AM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I flag a lot when it comes to derails and noise involving name calling. I consider it my little demi-mod mallet. I bash it down with great fury when necessary and hope that the mods respond to the echo o o o.
posted by h00py at 8:50 AM on June 14, 2011


On further thought, I want to suggest that "Freaky" and "Super Freaky" be added to the flag list. And possibly as Favorites options.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:52 AM on June 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


I like to imagine that there is a seekrit flagged as fantastic threshold that, once reached, will trigger a sparkly animated glitter.gif background to the comment or post in question.
posted by elizardbits at 9:03 AM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's never occurred to me to flag someone, although I've done it accidentally on a few occasions (more than a few, when I used to use the miserably unusable -- but easily fixable -- mobile interface).

Who am I to say what others should or shouldn't say?
posted by coolguymichael at 9:03 AM on June 14, 2011


This is the current state of the mod flagging interface, in two screenshots.

Can I please get a look at the "Just How Awesome Is ORME?" mod interface?
posted by orme at 9:22 AM on June 14, 2011


I'm guessing the uptick in mod memails would look something like this:

Dear Team Mod,

This is an outrage! Why haven't you sidebarred my comment?! We can clearly see that it's gotten FOUR (4!) fantastic flags in the 3 minutes since I posted it!!!

Please correct this hideous injustice immediately.

No love....

To say nothing of the predictably angst-filled MeTa FPP's.


There's nothing here that can't already occur with favorites.
posted by Eideteker at 9:34 AM on June 14, 2011


We prefer to keep the current number of things about which we have to write the occasional polite "this is why you are fundamentally misunderstanding the situation and why what you are asking for will not happen" note at n rather than n+1.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:36 AM on June 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


This is the current state of the mod flagging interface, in two screenshots.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who picks "other" the majority of the time
posted by rollick at 9:37 AM on June 14, 2011


The cabal flag interface is a steampunk machinima semaphore bot, with 12 arms and a railgun*.

There is no cabal steampunk machinima semaphore bot flag interface with 12 arms and a railgun
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:44 AM on June 14, 2011


There is no cabal steampunk machinima semaphore bot flag interface, just 12 arms and a railgun.
posted by Eideteker at 9:47 AM on June 14, 2011


Metafilter: There is no cabal steampunk machinima semaphore bot flag interface with 12 arms and a railgun.
posted by endless_forms at 9:53 AM on June 14, 2011


Eideteker writes "I still think users should be able to see fantastic post/comment flags they've received. I'd trade all my received favorites in for that. It would be great to see bookmarking and upvoting (thanks/kudos/whatever) separated."

Not that this is ever going to happen (should be added to the bucket of things that'll never happen) but I'd like to throw in with the no side and confirm this lack of score keeping to be a good thing.
posted by Mitheral at 10:09 AM on June 14, 2011


I'd like to throw in with the no side and confirm this lack of score keeping to be a good thing.

We are in agreement here. Flags will always be invisible to users.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:15 AM on June 14, 2011


This is the first clue that I was joking.

Maybe this would be better in AskMe, but why am I suddenly having so much trouble picking up on various people's MeTa humour? I think it's happened at least 3 times in the past week or two.

I guess that such is the usual craziness of MeTa that it seemed like the sort of thing somebody could post and actually not be joking. Sorry, shakespeherian.
posted by FishBike at 10:35 AM on June 14, 2011


"Not that this is ever going to happen (should be added to the bucket of things that'll never happen) but I'd like to throw in with the no side and confirm this lack of score keeping to be a good thing."

Favorites aren't score-keeping? I'm just saying, make the score-keeping private if you're going to have it at all.
posted by Eideteker at 10:36 AM on June 14, 2011


Sorry, shakespeherian.

No worries. Some people are sometimes weirdly passive-aggressive towards the mods in Meta threads, so it's totally understandable that you'd take me at my word: Also, I should do less of the saying-the-opposite-of-what-I-mean thing.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:42 AM on June 14, 2011


Yeah, favorites ought to be hidden, too -- I mean, you can see what you've favorited, but no one else can. Leaving them dangling out in the open ends up causing people to make stupid pithy pandering remarks, and the whole passive-aggressive cheer leading side would go away, too.

But I suspect that they're a much loved feature that certain segments of the user base would raise holy hell about if they were altered.

If only there were some way we could prove that favorites could be used to take advantage of a security flaw.
posted by crunchland at 10:43 AM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


If you see something, say something.

Where the hell did I put my NO SNITCHING t-shirt?
posted by GuyZero at 11:14 AM on June 14, 2011


Also, I should do less of the saying-the-opposite-of-what-I-mean thing.

So you're going to ... do more of it?
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:44 AM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THE GOAL OF BEING CONFUSED
posted by shakespeherian at 11:53 AM on June 14, 2011


"Oh totally. My day-to-day existence mostly consists of assuming I'm a moron, so anytime someone doesn't explicitly say 'HEY YOU, YOU ARE VERY NON-MORONIC' I just kind of assume otherwise."

For the record, though jessamyn's response was politeness perfection, if I were shakespherian I would feel like a moron at that moment too. I have those moments a lot. And god knows my brain would read that as "YOU ARE A DUMBASS PLZ STOP" regardless of how it was said to me. *shrug*

Yes, I'm in therapy.
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:57 AM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


MetaTalk: Yes, I'm in therapy.
posted by sonika at 11:59 AM on June 14, 2011 [9 favorites]


I had forgotten until rewatching it recently that the sheriff's receptionist in Twin Peaks, Lucy, has the surname Moran.

And every time I saw her name plate in a shot I had to resist the urge to shout GET A BRAIN, MORAN at the screen.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:03 PM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mr. mathowie, cortex moved his knight without doing the little hook thing.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:07 PM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


For the record, I too have received a [paraphrased] "Dude, just flag a couple comments, you don't need to flag every derail-y comment in a massive derail" message from Jessamyn. Many moons ago.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:11 PM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, it's grow. Grow a brain.

Moranis.
posted by Eideteker at 12:14 PM on June 14, 2011


That was in 2005!
Hi,

you really really don't have to flag 10-20 comments in a signel
thread. Once we see one or two, we'll check the whole thread out.

jessamyn
metafilter
signel?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:14 PM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love that you used to sign your MeMails so that we knew which website you work for.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:19 PM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


2005 was pre-MeMail and that message was sent by email, so mentioning the website served a valid purpose.

I'm impressed that she a) has emails that far back, and b) found it that quickly.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:41 PM on June 14, 2011


are some flaggers more notorious than others?

"I was a back flagging superstar!"
posted by Herodios at 12:47 PM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, it's grow. Grow a brain.

YES, COOP! IT SURE DOES LOOK LIKE RAIN!
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:49 PM on June 14, 2011 [8 favorites]


Flag it up, flag it in
Let me begin
I came to win
Disagree, that's a sin
I won't tear the thread up
Punk go read the link up
Try and play the troll and the whole crew will flag up
Pay up, sign up, log on!
Come on, throw your favorites up
If you've got the feeling flag it to the ceiling
Post is a snark fest, someone's taking offense
Yo, I'll flag em in the eye
And then they'll have some time out
Quote it, junk it
Moderator's watching
And I got more flags than there's 'fites that are graring
ad hominems
Sure 'nuff I got faves from the low number kids
Plus my 32 spouses

I came to flag down [2x]
So get out your mouse and flag around
Flag around [3x]
Fave up fave up and flag down.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 1:00 PM on June 14, 2011 [6 favorites]


"I'm impressed that she a) has emails that far back"

You don't? I have an archive of all of Jessamyn's e-mail since at least 2004, when I joined the site.

jess, since I have two of your old computers, I should add that I'm totally joking; they were both adequately wiped so far as I have been able to determine.
posted by Eideteker at 1:28 PM on June 14, 2011


Hey, I want one of Jessamyn's old computers!
posted by box at 1:49 PM on June 14, 2011


Send me your address and I will give you one. You will probably not like it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:55 PM on June 14, 2011


Send me your address and I will give you one. You will probably not like it.

This sounds curiously threatening, so now I'm imaging all of Jessamyn's old computers have evil powers.
posted by grapesaresour at 2:02 PM on June 14, 2011 [7 favorites]


Or they're all filled with old meat or something.
posted by penduluum at 2:25 PM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Personally I'd like to know how Jessamyn has gone through so many computers that she's able to send one to every new account that signs up.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:34 PM on June 14, 2011


If jessamyn is giving away meat-filled evil computers, I want two.
posted by mmmbacon at 2:35 PM on June 14, 2011


Or they're all filled with old meat or something.

So that's where MS Bob and Clippie went! Probably pretty rancid by now.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:47 PM on June 14, 2011


Man I never get MeMails from mods.

Wait, that's not true. I get them from mathowie all the time. That guy wastes a lot of time congratulating me on my posts. I'd make posts more often but I don't want to bother him.
posted by graventy at 3:01 PM on June 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


names i want names
posted by not_on_display at 3:18 PM on June 14, 2011


Here. You can have "Beauregard." It's barely used.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:32 PM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


jessamyn: "Send me your address and I will give you one. You will probably not like it"

I am reminded of a 50's B-grade science fiction movie that scared the ever-living crap out of me as a child called The Twonky. Jessamyn's old computers would undoubtedly have Powerz :)
posted by pjern at 3:59 PM on June 14, 2011


It might be good for me to see which of my posts or comments were flagged a lot.

Or give me a complex.

Probably the latter. Nevermind.
posted by misha at 4:04 PM on June 14, 2011


Thus quoth the raven. No, not that raven. This is a different one.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:08 PM on June 14, 2011


I found my enthusiasm for this subject was flagging by the time I read down to the bottom. it's my only line!
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:27 PM on June 14, 2011


This thread has me flaggerbasterd.
posted by Elmore at 4:43 PM on June 14, 2011


If people could see who had flagged them, we would soon be in one of those "flag give and flag get" situations....
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:51 PM on June 14, 2011


How's the canoe? Did you ever get any use out of it?
posted by Eideteker at 5:25 PM on June 14, 2011


Canoe see my house from here?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:28 PM on June 14, 2011


I'd request one of Jessamyn's evil, meatyputers, but I'm afraid it would breed with the ones I have in the basement. Then it'd be all "Don't feed them after midnight" and me with my "but it's always after midnight, except when it IS midnight" thing all over again.
posted by notashroom at 5:36 PM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am also adequately wiped so far as I have been able to determine.
posted by Dano St at 5:51 PM on June 14, 2011


I kind of knew you didn't have to flag a bunch of comments in a single post, because one would be enough for the mods to see what was going on. But recently there was a thread where about four people seemed to be equally responsible for a single derail topic, and I found I JUST HAD TO flag all of them. I felt too bad singling one out individually because I felt like I was saying "It was his fault!" when actually it wasn't just him. Then I worried all afternoon that I was going to get an email about it.

I think I need to get out more.
posted by lollusc at 6:09 PM on June 14, 2011


Andre has a red flag, Chiang Ching's is blue
They all have hills to fly them on except for Lin Tai Yu
Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games
Hiding out in tree-tops shouting out rude names
posted by bwg at 6:19 PM on June 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


Are we done flogging the flagging issue?
posted by smirkette at 6:26 PM on June 14, 2011


Flag Day

Too many florence nightingales
Not enough robin hoods
Too many halos not enough heroes
Coming up with the goods
So you though youd like to change the world
Decided to stage a jumble sale
For the poor, for the poor

Its a waste of time if you know what they mean
Try shaking a box in front of the queen
cause her purse is fat and bursting at the seams
Its a waste of time if you know what they mean

Too many hands in too many pockets
Not enough hands on hearts
Too many ready to call it a day
Before the day starts

So you thought youd like to see them healed
Got blue peter to stage an appeal
For the poor, for the poor

Its a waste of time if you know what they mean
Try shaking a box in front of the queen
cause her purse is fat and bursting at the seams
Its a waste of time if you know what they mean

Flag day, flag day, flag day
posted by wilful at 7:06 PM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Does anyone else have instant flag regret? If the issue is minor, I regret it because it's not worth mod time; if it's major, or if it's a FANTASTIC comment, I regret it because I figure it's already gotten enough attention from other people that it's probably not worth me piling on.

Yes, I, too, am in therapy. (I have also just now decided flagging is not for me.)
posted by gingerest at 7:12 PM on June 14, 2011


Boy I'm sure glad I don't waste my money on a Word-A-Day desk calendar when I can come to MetaFilter for free.

June 14, 2011


Meatyputer
Noun: An old computer filled with meat given away as a gift. Verb: To meatput someone is to surprise them with a gift of offal and megabytes. Adj. That was mighty meatyputerish of you. Can be taken as a backhanded complilment.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:14 PM on June 14, 2011


Not only have I gotten one of these emails, I've played a computer game based on The Twonky.

Also I hand out flags like... something that gets handed out a lot? Anyway about as often ("too much") as I favorite things.
posted by jtron at 7:21 PM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Eideteker writes "Favorites aren't score-keeping? I'm just saying, make the score-keeping private if you're going to have it at all."

I'm in favour of any steps Metafilter takes to reduce score keeping; this sounds like a good step though it'd be wildly unpopular with some users.

gingerest writes "Does anyone else have instant flag regret?"

Only when I flag accidentally. It's not too bad when I just hit the flag link but I quiver with anguish when I accidently invert the sense of the flag. IE: hit derail instead of Fantastic comment and vice versa. I imagine Jessamyn sitting there going "WTF. This comment has 16 Fantastic Comment flags and a single Derail flag. Oh, it's _him_ again."
posted by Mitheral at 7:43 PM on June 14, 2011 [1 favorite]




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posted by flabdablet at 8:33 PM on June 14, 2011


Your flag has been flagged. [html/display error]

Moooooovin' on.
posted by not_on_display at 9:06 PM on June 14, 2011


I'm always late to the party. I never used to flag, but lately I've been flagging stuff here and there that makes me think "Really? THIS belongs on the blue?" So I flag as other and move on. Probably lame, since I'm sure it never makes a difference and by the time I've flagged, it's probably been around for several hours, but at least I got to feel like my point was made without any GRAR or fighty callouts ():-)
posted by 1000monkeys at 9:13 PM on June 14, 2011


See? I'm also the #1 threadkiller :)
posted by 1000monkeys at 10:16 PM on June 14, 2011


I NEVER flag. I am a nice girl. I give my favorites out pretty freely though.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:01 PM on June 14, 2011


Flagging is the Metafilter immune system and I am a robust white blood cell.
posted by The Whelk at 6:40 AM on June 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's funny how we all shout stuff like "It's on!" or "Have at you!" "
Take that, dios!" when we flag things. You guys do that too, right? Right?
posted by Mister_A at 8:09 AM on June 15, 2011


I never flag. At flagging. I am an unflagging flagger.
posted by Eideteker at 8:25 AM on June 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


*raises a flagon to The Whelk*
posted by Eideteker at 8:25 AM on June 15, 2011


Flag on against the dying of the light.
posted by The Whelk at 8:31 AM on June 15, 2011


Metafilter: it's not a level of depth to which we plumb.
posted by herbplarfegan at 10:47 AM on June 15, 2011


After my first ironic fantastic comment flag, I sort of winced, realizing that the Mods will pretty likely receive a barrage of those throughout this thread. /:-X
posted by herbplarfegan at 10:58 AM on June 15, 2011


Please do not flag things as fantastic ironically, thanks.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:07 AM on June 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


What with the timing, I figure flagging that as fantastic sincerely probably isn't something... you'd... (*nods)
posted by herbplarfegan at 11:32 AM on June 15, 2011


(it is realsies my favorite comment of all time, though)
posted by herbplarfegan at 11:33 AM on June 15, 2011


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