I use Metafilter on my phone a lot, and sometimes I mean to favorite a comment but I flag it by mistake, because the buttons to click on are tiny and right next to each other on the touchscreen. Oops!
posted by wolfdreams01 to Feature Requests at 8:20 AM (35 comments total)
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When this happens, there's no option to "unflag" it. Instead, a drop-down window opens up asking my reason for flagging. There's no way to exit out of this window on the phone, so I instead ignore it, and click (more carefully) on the "favorite" button instead. I assume that since the drop-down isn't selected, the internal logic of the computer doesn't complete the flag "transaction", and therefore the post isn't flagged successfully. Am I right or wrong about this? If it turns out I've been flagging things accidentally after all, could we maybe get a button to undo the flag in case we clicked on it by mistake? I think it would result in better user content and less work for the mods, since they'd have less stuff in their flag queue to check on.