Another week of Mefites' Choice Awards
, another bunch of fantastic posts flagged by mefites as, uh, fantastic? Phrasing's a bit clumsy, let's take take that again from the top and see if—what do you mean we're live? We're, ah—yes! Welcome to week two, come inside! [more inside]
posted by cortex
on Dec 16, 2013 -
Is there any way for users to see which posts and comments have been flagged as 'Fantastic'? That would be nice.
posted by bq
on Mar 6, 2013 -
Can we please have a rundown on flagging etiquette? There seems to be a lot of "flag and move one" response from the mods as of late, and while that may be the best choice of action for a lot of the scenarios, 9 times out of 10 I'm stuck on the fence as to whether or not I should. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate
on Jun 19, 2012 -
Pony request. Could we have a page view that would show threads and comments that have been flagged as "fantastic"? [more inside]
posted by marsha56
on Oct 11, 2011 -
The 'fantastic' flag: I know it's been called "outdated", and people have asked for it to be removed. Who cares about that! I would really like to know how many people use it, how it is used, and how the mods react to it being used. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea
on Mar 25, 2011 -
I flagged this post
(as other) on the blue because 1) It doesn't do what it says on the tin 2) it's behind a paywall 3) it has one link with no other information. Should posts only linking to a paywall be on the blue?
posted by rebent
on Jan 6, 2011 -
The "New" Flag doesn't seem to be working right for me.
A typical day in the life of Stagger Lee:
I'll read a thread, leave and come back. Now it says "25 new!" Oh good! 25 posts to read! I'll read them and go back to the main page. But oh no! It still says "25 new!" And from there, the "new" number seems to grow, but rarely shrink.
In short: the "new" flag doesn't seem to notice when I've actually read a post, and just displays all recent activity as new.
Is this a browser problem? A me-fi problem? A mental problem?
posted by Stagger Lee
on Sep 7, 2010 -
Pony Request: Could we please have a MetaTalk flag option of Flag it and move on
, for new MetaTalk posts. [more inside]
posted by darkmatter
on Aug 21, 2010 -
Two little flag ponies: after flagging a post or comment, can the text be elaborated beyond [Flagged], maybe [Flagged as Fantastic/ Noise/ Derail/ Etc]? I worry about mis-flagging items. Also, I often forget what I've flagged in the past, can we have personal, private histories of flags? Or are profiles either viewable to the public or MeFites, w/o options for personal views?
posted by filthy light thief
on Sep 11, 2009 -
AskMe feature request: in the drop-down menu for post flagging, can we add 'criminally bad advice' to the list of options? E.G.
posted by mhjb
on Jul 22, 2009 -
Not sure if this is a site bug or a Firefox thing, but figured I'd report it. Here's what happened just now [more inside]
posted by catlet
on Jun 16, 2009 -
Incredibly minor design detail: Could the [add to favorites] button be switched with [!], so that [add to favorites] is adjacent to 'x people marked this as a favorite'? I'm always hitting the flag button when I want to favorite something because it's right next to favorites. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia
on Jan 7, 2009 -
Please join me in flagging all comments with nothing to add but "QFT"
posted by vira
on Sep 7, 2008 -
Can we add a flag for trolling? Or is this covered under one of the existing flags?
posted by msalt
on May 22, 2008 -
What exactly happens when you flag a post? I know what the general response is, but how does it alert management? Does the post get highlighted, like what us plebes see when something on ask.mefi gets tagged "correct answer"?
posted by crapmatic
on Feb 14, 2008 -
I propose that a new flag be added to AskMe posts: "OP has shown that he/she does not have a genuine interest in getting this question answered."
posted by bingo
on Jan 30, 2008 -
Pony request: When previewing comments, can we please still be able to favorite & flag other comments in the thread? Or is there a reason otherwise?
posted by jmd82
on Jan 17, 2008 -
Does it matter what I flag a post/comment? Does "offensive" have a higher priority than "other?" [more inside]
posted by dw
on Oct 24, 2007 -
ok, flag it as crap
we know you want to. But do we both need you flagging it as crap and then posting a crap "flagged as crap" message in the allegedly crappy thread? Comment should be flagged as masturbatory noise.
posted by Kickstart70
on Sep 19, 2007 -
You post a comment, but it contains an HTML error because you're dumb, so you hit the [!]
and flag your own comment with "HTML/display error." A few minutes later, a helpful mod comes along and fixes your dumb mistake, and all is right with the world... except that you still see [Flagged]
sitting right there below your comment, forever, reminding you of your typographical failings and offending your sense of aesthetics. Please, oh please, can the [Flagged]
flag be taken away by the same moderator who cleans up your HTML? I promise I won't ask for anything ever again until I find something new to whine about
posted by Faint of Butt
on Aug 29, 2007 -
I'm sure I'm going to get absolutely hammered for this, but...consider it my personal pony request. AskMe should have some kind of "flag" for when an answer given is dangerous. Not simply ill advised, irrational, immature, subject to different discretion, or bad, but simply so wrong it could hurt, in a legal, medical, etc. way, the OP who asked for the advice. Yes, I say this because once again I am angered to see a non-lawyer, posting as such, giving legal advice that has no basis in fact, reality, etc., and as such simply sends the OP in a really bad direction. Again, I'm not talking about debatably bad advice, but answers that are simply so wrong it hurts. It's one thing to give your 2 cents, but another to suggest that a technical legal issue that has no application whatsoever is the right answer. So, I think there should be some kind of user-viewable flag that lets others know educated answerers think an answer is BAD. Since we already have a method to indicate people think an answer is GOOD...
posted by bunnycup
on Aug 28, 2007 -
I know this has been requested before, but can we have a better flagging system?
I'd like to be able to:
1/ ... flag from the main page, and not have to go inside.
2/ Have either a user-fillable reason, or more/better reasons. F'r instance, "not the best of the web?"
posted by jpburns
on Aug 19, 2007 -
Feature request: A flag for posts that are useful, but from the deep archive, i.e. closed comments, and may be untagged; the purpose being to make them available for future feature requests.
posted by acro
on Jun 11, 2007 -
I get lovely positive feedback with favorites, but unless somebody says something negative, I don't really know when I've been naughty. How about a My Flags page?
posted by and hosted from Uranus
on Apr 19, 2007 -
does not seem like an appropriate use of the jobs section. My attempt to flag it resulted in an error.
posted by necessitas
on Apr 10, 2007 -
I wasn't able to find any previous mention of this, but what if someone decides they didn't want to flag a post? Can we have a feature that lets people change their mind if they flag something? I say this after reconsidering flagging my own supposed double post
posted by Burhanistan
on Feb 24, 2007 -
Suggestion: get rid of the 'fantastic post/comment' flag, and replace it wholeheartedly by the favoriting engine. In particular, recode the fantastic questions and answers page
to pull the most favorited Qs and As, rather than the most flagged. For a brief interval there, that page was the best way to see the best of AskMeFi, but its usefulness is fading as people move to faving things rather than flagging them. Also, it would be super-ultra-mega-cool to have an analog of that page for the blue.
posted by gleuschk
on Aug 27, 2006 -
Feature idea: I'm not sure if it's meant to be private-ish or not.. if it is, you can scratch this idea. I was thinking it would be cool to be able to see "this post / comment has been flagged as:" with a list. The usernames of the flaggers could be anonymous, but it'd be nice to see what the hive mind flags things with.
posted by twiggy
on Jun 25, 2006 -
With the advent of the Favorites feature, has the 'fantastic post' flag been made obsolete? For instance, this question
was only given two fantastics, but is a favorite of 32 users. This pattern is exhibited in nearly every question on the fantastic questions
page. Are people no longer flagging posts as fantastic? Should these two features be combined, or one be eliminated?
posted by BackwardsCity
on Jun 3, 2006 -
"You already flagged this post." Uh, no I didn't. →
posted by Eideteker
on May 29, 2006 -
Nothing world-breaking, but did you know you can flag a post that hasn't been made yet?
posted by Eideteker
on Apr 1, 2006 -
Whatever happened to the idea that soon we'd be able to flag a thread as "watch," so that one doesn't have to post some crappy comment just to ensure the thread appears in one's "My Comments" list? There are many threads I wish to monitor, and few I wish to actually comment upon.
posted by five fresh fish
on Mar 17, 2006 -
I just flagged an AskMe answer as "fantastic" for the first time, and I'm curious...and then what happens? What is the purpose of this feature?
posted by evariste
on Feb 18, 2006 -
Reading the thread
about the eBay scam stuff, it made me want a new pony.
Wouldn't it be neat if when someone takes a post to MetaTalk (for whatever reason), that the original post be marked somehow (maybe similar to the "best answer" check-mark) to indicate that it had been brought to the other forum (by that I mean MetaTalk). This would make the whole MetaUniverse™ a more unified whole, more interconnected...
It'd also be entertaining for grouses like me who love to watch a trainwreck happen...
posted by jpburns
on Nov 14, 2005 -