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The flag button's design is bad enough to be a social justice issue

I'm serious. I know we've talked before about changing the design of flag button. Let's talk about it again — not because it's ugly or inconvenient on phones, but because it's hostile in a way that's relevant to site conversations about social justice. In threads about bigotry, we hear that people don't flag, they don't feel comfortable flagging, and they often don't even know you can flag. Well, here's one reason: the design of the button doesn't say "We hope you'll use this to contact a kind, professional moderator." Even to highly technical people with decades of social media experience, it says "This is confusing and mysterious, you're dumb for not understanding it already, and if you touch it you'll get in trouble." [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jun 21, 2020 - 137 comments

Strike that, reverse it?

Deleted posts can be flagged but not favorited. Shouldn't it be the other way around? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 15, 2019 - 18 comments

Flagging update: new free-form text option, tweaking flag lists

I'm excited to announce we're rolling out a long-requested feature: free-form text flagging, a new flagging option that will allow you to, when necessary, leave a brief note when you flag a post or comment. We've also tweaked the list of predefined flagging reasons to reduce the length of the list a bit. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 5, 2018 - 72 comments

Help test flagging with a free-form text field

Hey! Help us test out a new feature: a flagging option to leave a short note in a free-form text field instead of choosing one of the pre-defined flagging reasons. We'd like to make sure the core functionality is working well in this thread before rolling it out on the site for actual use, so come on in and kick the tires a bit! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 30, 2018 - 107 comments

Flagged as Fake

Should there be a flag category for false or misleading information? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Apr 28, 2017 - 15 comments

Inline Flag Notes (Take 2)

Last week we tested a new feature that would let people add notes to their flags. We listened to your feedback and incorporated many suggestions. You can try out the new version in this thread. [more inside]
posted by pb on May 9, 2016 - 178 comments

Testing Inline Flag Notes

We're testing out a new way to flag posts and comments that lets people include a note to moderators if they'd like to. It's enabled for this thread only so you can see how it might work. [more inside]
posted by pb on May 2, 2016 - 261 comments

A Fat Thumbed Pony

Between my fat thumbs and vintage iPhone 4 occasionally having browser stutters, I occasionally manage to mistakenly hit the [!] and scroll through the reasons list in one misplaced thumb swipe. I'm talented like that. [more inside]
posted by romakimmy on Apr 23, 2015 - 7 comments

Fantastic commenters will never know they're fantastic

I'm seeing a lot of great comments on the blue lately; I mark them as favorites, of course, but sometimes I flag them as "Fantastic". However, the commenter doesn't receive this feedback. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 17, 2014 - 78 comments

Unflagging enthusiasm with fat fingers

I flagged something today while reading on my mobile, that five seconds later I realised I did not need to flag for the reason I gave. I could not unflag the comment and I fretted over this for ten minutes guiltily. Previously I have also flagged and favourited things by accident because of the fat fingers/tiny screen while reading metafilter on my phone. Is it technically and/or operationally possible to change the "Flagged" text to a link to either undo the flag/change it or to go straight to the moderators contact page? Or perhaps a "Scourge thyself, blamer of innocents" button would work for me. I'm posting to metatalk because I don't know if this is just a me being dumb on my phone issue or others would also like this added.
posted by viggorlijah on Feb 13, 2014 - 82 comments

He already thought of that...

Deleting Ask.Me answers that duplicate things the original question has already mentioned, is this a new thing or have you always done this? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Sep 13, 2012 - 33 comments

I plant this flag in the name of...

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 - 96 comments

The page is still loading, please wait to flag.

The page is still loading, please wait to flag. [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks on Jun 2, 2012 - 38 comments

I'd love to know what others think is fantastic.

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 - 30 comments

Flag, you're it.

Is there a way to see which comments have been flagged by other people? [more inside]
posted by Fister Roboto on Aug 19, 2011 - 85 comments

Request for new feature.

Request for new feature. [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Mar 1, 2011 - 69 comments

pick a reason to flag

What's the correct flagging reason for posts on the Blue we think are just plain bad? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jan 22, 2011 - 37 comments

Much Ado About Donuts

I appear to have just gotten my first comment deletion, out of this thread. Out of concern about aggressive moderation and love for the MetaFilter community, I have several pony requests. [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Dec 6, 2010 - 184 comments

Flagged as *yawn*

Add another option to the flagging menu? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 14, 2010 - 120 comments


Flagging own comments for deletion? Is there a convention? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Dec 12, 2009 - 85 comments

"Page loading" warning prevents flagging

I'm getting a Javascript popup saying "The page is still loading, please wait to flag." while trying to flag this question. [more inside]
posted by knave on Oct 24, 2009 - 56 comments

When to flag/not flag?

Would it be possible to get a better explanation of when to flag/not to flag a comment/post? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Oct 23, 2009 - 64 comments

Plea for a tagging flag

Improving tagging in a poorly tagged post. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Sep 28, 2009 - 23 comments

I'd flag and move on but I can't :(

Bug report: Flagging in Google Chrome [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla on Sep 22, 2009 - 11 comments


For those who do not want others to discuss the Holocaust Museum shooting that occurred today, this Metatalk thread is here for them to address their grievances, away from the original thread.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 10, 2009 - 554 comments

Miniature Flag-Waving Pony

How about letting posters see that their posts have been flagged? [more inside]
posted by le morte de bea arthur on Dec 5, 2008 - 99 comments


Ok. How many of you mefites used to think "fantastic post/comment" was for use on off-the-wall comments? [more inside]
posted by Citizen Premier on Aug 14, 2008 - 125 comments

So that interest doesn't flag...

"Chatfilter" is not one of the reasons included in the drop-down flagging menu on ask.me and I think it should be.
posted by zadcat on Feb 12, 2008 - 28 comments

It's not *that* bad, but....

Sometimes I want a flag along the lines of "this whole thread needs special attention." What should I do when this happens? [more inside]
posted by brett on Nov 15, 2007 - 23 comments

LOLTAGS are not useful

Could we add the ability to flag posts as "these tags are dumb, please would somebody with a brain come and fix them?" [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Sep 24, 2007 - 33 comments

Turn and face the strain

There have been a few tweaks to tagging, flagging, and posting. [more inside]
posted by pb on Jul 31, 2007 - 35 comments

Seriously guys, he just wants a name.

The poster of this question has clearly stated, "I'm not trying to solve their problems, I'm looking for specific recommendations for a marriage counselor. You know, like a name. If I wanted advice about 'how do I deal with my friends' psychotic marriage problems,' that's the question I'd have asked." I've flagged the responses that judged the poster rather than answering the question, and several of those comments were deleted, but many of them remain. I'm curious about where that line was drawn. Also, if people really feel the need to question the poster's judgment, hopefully they can do it here and leave the thread with less noise.
posted by vytae on Jul 2, 2007 - 55 comments

"Flag it and move on!" "I can't!" "The override, where's the override?!?!?"

Problem A: A Metafilter Jobs post breaks the guidelines, IMO. Problem B: I get a Cold Fusion error when flagging it as breaking the guidelines.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jun 5, 2007 - 34 comments

Young and able, but indeflaggable

Love the new ajax flagging and looking forward to seeing it on the other sites. I especially like that it shows that you have flagged something, and would like to see an option to remove said flag in case of a mistake, or regretting a knee-jerk reaction.
posted by Manjusri on Jun 4, 2007 - 13 comments

new ajaxy flagging in metatalk

Flag this post
posted by mathowie on May 31, 2007 - 116 comments

Make flags work like favorites please.

Without complaining about a specific thread, Matt, can we get "flagging" to be inline/ajaxy, as a drop down, rather than the press, choose, new page, back to thread? The way that the favorites work?
posted by filmgeek on May 17, 2007 - 44 comments

Quick, someone give this Safety Patrol Officer a gold star!

Quick, someone give this Safety Patrol Officer a gold star!
posted by deadfather on Sep 11, 2006 - 61 comments

Moderation discussion

Leon says: (There's a serious discussion to be had about how moderation systems tend towards broken as community size increases, but this isn't the place.)

This is the place, if my watching MeTa for the last month is any indication. We have a little bit o' this, in the flagging facility -- and even that is misunderstood by many. And yet people suggest more.

posted by baylink on Aug 23, 2006 - 25 comments

AskMe Relationship Questions

Is it time for freetherapy.metafilter.com? Nothing against this poster or their particular situation, but it's perhaps the most egregious example I've seen of the "I just want someone to talk to" style of non-question that seems to increasingly pollute AskMe.
posted by BackwardsCity on Aug 9, 2006 - 73 comments

Flag Reasons

this has been mentioned before, but.. i am sometimes hamfisted, and was trying to flag a post as fantastic and instead submitted a "pick a reason:" flag. all of the discussion in the previous thread was about superseding flags - but is it a lot of work to make the site simply reject the pick-a-reasons?
posted by sergeant sandwich on Aug 3, 2006 - 5 comments

29 Is Editorializing AskMe

I flagged it, but it appears that there's a history of this.
posted by aberrant on May 28, 2006 - 89 comments

"Flag This Post" Bug

In MeTa and AskMe the flag [!] icon with each comment has a mouseover that reads "flag this post". But in MetaFilter the mouseover is really wide with the whole URL as well as "flag this post". It's really annoying when scrolling/reading. Can the blue be aligned with the other sites please?
posted by peacay on May 11, 2006 - 8 comments

Announcing: favorites and flagging

I'm working on favorites and releasing what I have today. Think of favorites as an internal bookmark system, a way to keep a list of the good questions, great comments, or interesting ideas you've found here.

Right now, you can mark a thread on mefi, metatalk, or ask mefi as a favorite, and view it at the link in the header above (is the header too wide for small monitors?). All your stuff marked as a favorite is public and anyone else can see the stuff you've marked (this comes in handy later on).

I'll be adding the ability to flag comments later today and very soon I'll be doing something akin to the fantastic posts page on Ask MeFi, where the most favorited things over the past few days is highlighted on a single page.
posted by mathowie on May 10, 2006 - 100 comments

New Flag Request

Pony request, in light of this thread -- flagging options include "noise", "derail" or "doesn't follow the guidlines" but it seems to me AskMe requires another option, kind of an opposite to "fantastic post" -- how about adding "Doesn't answer the question"?

But that would require AskMe specific flags, which might be difficult or impossible. Instead, how about an "Irrelevant" flag?
posted by Rash on May 7, 2006 - 15 comments

If someone flags a post, is it appropriate for him to put a note in the thread indicating as much?

If someone flags a post, is it appropriate for him to put a note in the thread indicating as much?
posted by Kwantsar on May 3, 2006 - 82 comments

New "Blocking" Request

Warning: long, detailed post ahead. You have been warned.
posted by davejay on Apr 26, 2006 - 26 comments

Feedback system for flagging so I can see that it has some result

Feedback System for Flagging: Everytime someone posts a callaout to MeTa, the usual response is "flag it and move on", which is great in theory, but there's absolutely no feedback by doing that. A page that lists everything we've flagged and the respective follow-up. (Please note, these responses could be automatically generated based on the current status of the post/comment) Examples:
Comemnt #129382 - Flagged as: Offensive - Result: Flag noted by admin but ignored.
Post #129834 - Flagged as: Duplicate - Result: Post Deleted
Post #149493 - Flagged as: Excellent - Result: Added to sidebar
I think if users could see that flagging actually has some effect, they might be less liable to whine about it in MeTa Callouts.
posted by blue_beetle on Mar 11, 2006 - 22 comments

What is the purpose of flagging answers as "fantastic"?

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 - 14 comments

New flags?

A couple of new flagging categories that might be handy:
posted by staggernation on Feb 9, 2006 - 11 comments

Anonymous Flags?

Are the "[!]" flags anonymous? [MI]
posted by klarck on Jan 21, 2006 - 19 comments

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