[Flagged] as what? And can I find those flags again? September 11, 2009 2:52 PM   Subscribe

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 to Feature Requests at 2:52 PM (77 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

i would love a "flagged as" pony. i know i've misflagged in the past, although, without the chance to change it, i guess it doesn't much matter.
posted by nadawi at 2:56 PM on September 11, 2009


Ah, yes - perhaps a 1 minute undo/reset option?
posted by filthy light thief at 2:59 PM on September 11, 2009


I want to have a flagging score in my profile. It would be the percentage of comments / posts that I flagged as bad that were eventually deleted.

The person with the best scores could then get a prize. Maybe a stuffed pony.
posted by smackfu at 2:59 PM on September 11, 2009 [4 favorites]


Oh, and I want achievements/badges, like the Xbox.
posted by smackfu at 3:00 PM on September 11, 2009 [3 favorites]


Perhaps just a link to the things you've flagged as fantastic? That wouldn't be so bad for other MeFites to view, so there would be no worry about viewing permissions.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:03 PM on September 11, 2009


The flagging tool is really just there so that it saves you the time of having to email us, they're pretty much just a "let a mod know about this" feature.

If you want to flag stuff as fantastic and have that be visible to others, just favorite it [or do both so we'll see it for the "should this be on the sidebar?" reckoning we sometimes do].

Flags are really something that aren't supposed to have a lot of individual value, they're useful to us, in the aggregate, but they're not really intended to be a personal thing that belongs to a specific user.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:05 PM on September 11, 2009


Kidding aside, I really would like a "Flagged as..." because I *know* I've misclicked at least once. Granted, it's not the end of the world if jessamyn comes by to check on the post I marked as HTML Display Error and finds "what's everyone's favorite way to bury a dead body using the products I've made available on my awesome website." But, dammit, I want to know I'm a productive member of the flagging community!
posted by Tomorrowful at 3:06 PM on September 11, 2009


I'm flagging Jessamyn's comment as "HTML/display error"
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:10 PM on September 11, 2009


Mod Hates Flags.
posted by mattdidthat at 3:24 PM on September 11, 2009 [10 favorites]


flt: Also, I often forget what I've flagged in the past

I understand that this probably isn't what you're getting at, but you can tell if you've flagged a comment cuz it won't let you do it again. It stays '[Flagged]'.

flt:I worry about mis-flagging items.
jessamyn: they're pretty much just a "let a mod know about this" feature.

It don't matter. That is, if you've flagged something fantastic as 'HTML/Display error' you can most likely count on a zillion other zealous flaggers to've made the correct flag. Yours will either be correctly interpreted as a whoops or misinterpreted as sarcasm. Either way, wevs. If you're the only flagger and you've made that same mistake, it's not like the moderators are robots who'll ram the BALEETED button without actually reading the flagged post/comment. Your mistake still points them towards the post/comment, and they'll figure things out on their own. They're big moderators.
posted by carsonb at 3:26 PM on September 11, 2009


Also, where's my mix, you filthy light thief?
posted by carsonb at 3:27 PM on September 11, 2009


I think this falls under the "mathowie doesn't want to run slashdot" label.
posted by dhartung at 3:34 PM on September 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh, and I want achievements/badges, like the Xbox.

Can we make this thread about this instead.

For example:

Around the World: Has had a fpp deleted by all four moderators.
posted by empath at 3:42 PM on September 11, 2009 [6 favorites]


WAKE UP SHEEPLE: has had a FPP about Ron Paul not get deleted
posted by GuyZero at 3:43 PM on September 11, 2009


Three's the Charm: Made a triple post.

Double time: Posted a double while the original post was still on the front page.

Flagged as wtf: Made a comment that was flagged by someone in every category.
posted by empath at 3:43 PM on September 11, 2009


SLYTTY: has makde 10 posts with nothing but a single link to youtube
posted by GuyZero at 3:44 PM on September 11, 2009


Mr/Mrs Popularity: Has had a fpp and a comment top the most popular list at the same time.
posted by empath at 3:45 PM on September 11, 2009


Dang the timing. I just flagged one of jessamyn's comments over on Ask as HTML/display error, and she's gonna think I'm messing with her.

(It was a typo, I swear!)
posted by Liver at 3:47 PM on September 11, 2009


BRAND NEW DAY: you were a member on a day when no one posted to MetaTalk.

(thankfully no one will ever get this one)
posted by GuyZero at 3:47 PM on September 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Cooter"-blocker: Made an "I'd Hit it" Joke
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posted by empath at 3:54 PM on September 11, 2009


Lacks Internal Monologue: have posted more than 5 comments in a thread without intervening comments
posted by GuyZero at 4:16 PM on September 11, 2009 [3 favorites]


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posted by netbros at 4:19 PM on September 11, 2009


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Curious George: Posted 500 Undeleted AskMe Questions
posted by zarq at 4:45 PM on September 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


One Too Many: Got (accurately) called out for posting while drunk.
posted by empath at 4:56 PM on September 11, 2009


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posted by smackfu at 5:09 PM on September 11, 2009 [5 favorites]


CCCCC-COMBO BREAKER!: Broke up an alphabet thread.
posted by empath at 5:21 PM on September 11, 2009 [3 favorites]


This thread is just RIPE for new tee shirt ideas.


Achievement Unlocked:
A Friend of The Devil: You have been favorited 666 times
posted by ShawnString at 5:47 PM on September 11, 2009


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posted by idiopath at 5:49 PM on September 11, 2009


(list incomplete due to boredom)
posted by idiopath at 5:50 PM on September 11, 2009


I'm flagging Jessamyn's comment as "HTML/display error"

OMG, I went there to look the flag options then, and I accidently flagged it!!!
But I don't know as what!
posted by SLC Mom at 5:57 PM on September 11, 2009


Flag hag.
posted by Joe Beese at 5:57 PM on September 11, 2009


We mostly ignore MeTa flags anyhow unless they pile up, don't worry.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:02 PM on September 11, 2009


Do you normally get a view of how many flags something has, or "x flagged this"? Are there any crazy users that flag a million things a week?
posted by floam at 7:19 PM on September 11, 2009


When flagging comes up on MeTa, I flag those posts and comments. I like to think of it as a little inside joke I've shared with the mods.

They like to think of it as, Goddamn, what the hell is he up to again? Do you think anyone would notice if we banned him?
posted by klangklangston at 7:27 PM on September 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Flagged as wtf: Made a comment that was flagged by someone in every category.

Here's my pony: is any mod interested/dedicated/bored enough to run the sql to see if this has ever happened?
posted by kiltedtaco at 8:01 PM on September 11, 2009


Xbox Achievements, eh?

Achievement Unlocked - The Sixcolors
posted by cgomez at 8:23 PM on September 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hit For the Cycle: Posted something in all 6 subsites.

Fucking Jobs.
posted by dirtdirt at 8:29 PM on September 11, 2009


What is 'Ultimate Apple fanboy?'
posted by klangklangston at 8:46 PM on September 11, 2009


We mostly ignore MeTa flags anyhow unless they pile up, don't worry.

Ah, a challenge for the spouses!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:20 PM on September 11, 2009


Does that mean MeTa is considered beyond salvation?
posted by dg at 10:09 PM on September 11, 2009


kiltedtaco, it did happen once but unfortunately the comment isn't very exciting.
posted by pb (staff) at 10:11 PM on September 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


Are people really flagging so much stuff that making mistakes while flagging is an issue? I hardly ever flag anything. I'd like to know if I am being a slacker and need to get the thumb out.
posted by Rumple at 10:24 PM on September 11, 2009


Bank Shot: Post an ask-me that ends up being the subject of a meta-talk thread.
posted by hellojed at 11:21 PM on September 11, 2009


What is 'Ultimate Apple fanboy?'

Flagged as Blazecock.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:23 PM on September 11, 2009


Here, have the the achievement generator website.
posted by boo_radley at 8:55 AM on September 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


I have flagged stuff incorrectly. I have also favorited something I meant to flag. I wish I could change my reason sometimes, but since I view a flag as "take a look here," I don't much care why.

Having a record of my own flags sounds like a bad idea.

As far as the profile pages go, I wish we had access to the CSS and the use of the img tag there. It's kind of our own little meta-space. Most people's profiles are pretty boring.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:02 AM on September 12, 2009


Not everybody's.
posted by team lowkey at 1:04 PM on September 12, 2009


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. :
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Why, no, I've never thought about this before ...
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 1:55 PM on September 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


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posted by The Whelk at 2:42 PM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


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posted by The Whelk at 2:47 PM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


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posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:50 PM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


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Flag more than 20 times in 24 hours.


Maybe You Should Take A Stress Pill, Dave:


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A Lot Of Love To Give:

Favorite more than 50 things in 24 hours.
posted by The Whelk at 2:51 PM on September 12, 2009


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Deliberately create a comment asking for favorites.


Finally Using That English Degree:

Posted more than 1 sonnet, sestina, or villanelle.
posted by The Whelk at 2:56 PM on September 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


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Real-life relative appeared in your thread.

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You know over at BIZZARO Metafilter, they actually have achievements.

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posted by The Whelk at 3:05 PM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


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posted by empath at 3:20 PM on September 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


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Add a set of pictures to a MetaFilter meetup thread.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:21 PM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


i hope pb is coding these up.
posted by empath at 3:35 PM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


speaking of which:

Pony Express: Had a feature request implemented.
posted by empath at 3:36 PM on September 12, 2009


within 10 minutes
posted by lysdexic at 4:16 PM on September 12, 2009


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Posted more than three comments in a row without interruption.
posted by The Whelk at 4:47 PM on September 12, 2009


I just realized that i've been flagging things as "fantastic post" sarcastically when it's probably not intended to be used that way.

Ha ha shit.
posted by sonic meat machine at 4:54 PM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I just realized that i've been flagging things as "fantastic post" sarcastically when it's probably not intended to be used that way.

Ha ha shit.


flagged as fantastic
posted by Rumple at 4:55 PM on September 12, 2009


Clearly there's a need for a "Fantastic Post. Not" flag.
posted by dg at 7:20 PM on September 12, 2009


Methinks The Whelk would win any "straggling comments" game.
posted by mrmojoflying at 9:34 PM on September 12, 2009


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posted by empath at 9:49 PM on September 12, 2009


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posted by milestogo at 12:43 AM on September 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: "the moderators are robots"

GuyZero writes "BRAND NEW DAY: you were a member on a day when no one posted to MetaTalk. "(thankfully no one will ever get this one)"

There have been several days without a Meta, both of the 24 hour variety and of the midnight to midnight PST type. There has even been at least one 48+ hour period of no Meta posts.
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There has even been at least one 48+ hour period of no Meta posts.

In my mind I refer to this as the Endless Summer of MeTa.
posted by mrmojoflying at 5:28 AM on September 13, 2009


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