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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

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

The Shadow of Blueberg: A Faves & Flags adventure

Alright, Faves & Flags fans: you rolled your character, you've read the player's manual, and now you're ready to adventure. So sidle in to the local tavern and let's begin!
posted by cortex on Apr 1, 2017 - 456 comments

Introducing the Faves & Flags roleplaying system

We've received a large volume of user complaints in the last few months about performance issues with our current version of reality, and so today we're rolling out some fantasy instead to see if that can help take the strain off. Please help us beta test this new initiative with the Faves & Flags Character Sheet Generator. Want more detail? Check out what little remains of the original game manual (or a more legible and screen-reader friendly OCR version here). [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 1, 2017 - 593 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

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

Another Flag Category?

Similar to fffm's pony request from January, I wonder whether it would be possible to add another flag category or two. [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Mar 6, 2014 - 72 comments

Number of flags per deleted post?

I was wondering if the currently available piles of data support certain metrics... [more inside]
posted by DWRoelands on Apr 4, 2013 - 20 comments

Wave the Flag

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 - 33 comments

Homework Filter

Do we do homework? Seems like we should be able to flag a post as such.
posted by bensherman on Feb 6, 2013 - 91 comments

Mefites' Choice 2012 winners, week four

You may already have won! Click on through to meet the winsome winners of the fourth, last, final and concluding week of the Mefites' Choice Awards. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jan 3, 2013 - 44 comments

Grammar InSpecter

How about a spelling/grammar reason to flag FPPs? [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Oct 14, 2012 - 62 comments

Flag it and mov... errr.. different flag

I was reading through a thread about health care and thought how nice it would be to have a script that would put a national flag next to the user's name so I could keep track of what country they live in. Wondering if anyone out there with such skills would help make my wish come true IF it is even possible based on the information currently in user profiles.
posted by terrapin on Jul 23, 2012 - 111 comments

Whoops! You've Been Flagged!

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! [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 on Jul 18, 2012 - 35 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

Do we need to load comments to flag something?

Is there a reason we can't flag a post without clicking in to the thread? It seems like it adds a click for no reason? Or is this an oddity of my out-of-date browser on an out-of-date OS on an out-of-date macbook?
posted by kavasa on Apr 24, 2012 - 26 comments

Fly your favorite flag

If I flag a comment, I can choose one of several default options. One of the options is "fantastic comment", and the others are terrible. Why can't I choose "fantastic" when I favorite a comment? [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet on Feb 27, 2012 - 142 comments


Ever think of making the number of flags on posts and comments visible to us? [more inside]
posted by cairdeas on Jan 20, 2012 - 101 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

That psychedelic elephant is FANTASTIC!

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 - 91 comments

Flagged as *yawn*

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

Dude, where's my Favorites?

Did someone turn-off the Favorites in this thread? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Mar 7, 2010 - 6 comments

Double Didn't Die

When an FPP gets flagged as a double (or, say, a double double), how come it sometimes isn't deleted? [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq on Feb 7, 2010 - 14 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

Confederate flag analogies commence...

Workplace Sensitivifilter. I seem to be in disagreement with a large number of people on whether the Japanese "rising sun" flag is inappropriate for the workplace, per a tangentially related ask.meta post. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Aug 28, 2009 - 350 comments

Flags with weight

Does the identity of a given flagger carry any weight? Or are they anonymous? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Jun 24, 2009 - 110 comments

Flag flag flag

What is the mod policy on noting when comments have been removed? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on May 13, 2009 - 117 comments

Wrong thread

Pony request: I seem to be eternally replying to something in Recent Activity, only to find I've actually responded to the wrong thread. I'm not sure I'm entirely alone in this... [more inside]
posted by Artw on Jan 12, 2009 - 38 comments

i din-a mean-a doit

Any way to "un-flag" something? It was done totally in error...really...trigger finger slipped...
posted by Exchequer on Oct 18, 2008 - 42 comments

Do I need to repeat myself?

Could we add "already in the question" or something similar to the flagging options for AskMe? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Sep 15, 2008 - 33 comments

How many flags do I have?

Can we find out how many flags our posts get? [more inside]
posted by empath on Sep 11, 2007 - 66 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

Flag or favorite

There's a flag for "fantastic post". Is that used for anything, or have favorites replaced it?
posted by smackfu on Mar 12, 2007 - 30 comments

I want a new comment flag

AskMe should be a ‘the commenter didn’t read the question’ flag.
posted by Aidan Kehoe on Dec 9, 2006 - 33 comments

I would like to have the option of flagging posts "hilarious."

Flag feature | In addition to "fantastic post" I would like to have the option of flagging posts "hilarious."
posted by maggieb on Aug 19, 2006 - 33 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

Pony: not-the-best-of-the-web flag

May we have a "not the best of the web" flag?
posted by Captaintripps on Jun 1, 2006 - 43 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

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

Add a fantastic flag scoreboard to profiles

Idea: Add links to a person's fantastic posts/comments/answers to their profile pages, as a kind of personal scoreboard.

Been wondering how to give people "attaboys" for good commentary and answers. Why not list these accomplishments on their profile pages? I did some searches, and the idea has been proposed before, but I can't find a similar suggestion that's more recent than four years ago.

Profiles already have links to a person's posts, and if I drill down I can see which ones have been flagged as fantastic -- so why not put this front and center on the profiles?
posted by frogan on Mar 25, 2006 - 32 comments

Flag It and Move On

What part of "flag it and move on" are people having trouble understanding? I'm willing to hold an extra help session for our slower learners.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Mar 25, 2006 - 39 comments

Flags seem broken wiht FF 1.0.4

Flags aren't redirecting back to the thread (at least for me).
Firefox 1.0.4 (OSX)

(It's probably a simple fix, but it does mean that all those entertaining MeTa callouts and meetups that I had planned will have to wait until at least next week. You're all on notice).
posted by klangklangston on Mar 20, 2006 - 2 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

Inappropriate Flagging?

Marketing Research? Two people have flagged this thread, saying (or implying) that it goes against Metafilter policy. Forgive me for not ready the policy very closely, but I don't see what is wrong with this kind of thing. What do you folks think?
posted by rossination on Jan 21, 2006 - 40 comments

Anonymous Flags?

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

Pony Request: Highlight 'fantastic comment' flagged posts like AskMe's 'best answers'

It's possible for an AskMeFi poster to mark responses as best answers. It's possible for anyone to flag an answer as a fantastic comment. Why not amalgamate the two and have all the top answers in one place? Then, why not highlight all comments flagged as fantastic in AskMeFi, MetaFilter and MetaTalk the way best answers are currently highlighted in AskMeFi?
posted by nthdegx on Jan 7, 2006 - 9 comments

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