Flagging


#1

Got some questions about flagging for the CD Moderati –

How many flags does it take to hide a post? Can this number be adjusted? Can this feature be disabled?

Do you all see who flags posts? Can you remove the ability for an individual user to flag posts?

Thanks!


#2

In addition, is there a way to change any of the text in the flag menu?

I feel the phrase “It is not useful or relevant to the current topic.” in spam could be confused with off topic.


#3

Brandon will have to bring the answers for most of these, but:

  • Yes, moderators can see who did the flagging as well as who acted on the flag.
  • Moderators can disagree with or ignore the flag, which removes it.
  • There’s a mix of agree, disagree, and ignores in the history already, which all moderators can see. (On vBulletin, any report created a mod forum thread; it was on a moderator to post in that thread with whatever action he or she took.)

#4

Billfred,

Have you, in your experience, seen a post with a single flag that had it’s content automatically hidden? If so, which flag was used?


#5

These settings are all configurable, and we’ll be tweaking as time goes on to make it work for us.
Most of them I left at the default Discourse values to start with.


#6

I reported one last night, took just my flag (afaik) to make it hidden. I marked the post as spam.