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Please explain, without linking to the site explination which I have read, the use and missuse of the "flag" system on fluther.

Asked by Bri_L (12191points) June 1st, 2008

I have seen it it referred to in recent Questions. ( What has happened to fluther?) What exactly happens after you flag something? Thank you in advance.

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cheebdragon's avatar

it gets removed?

Bri_L's avatar

Does it notify the person who did it and tell them why?

cheebdragon's avatar

i have had answers removed and i was never notified, but you do get an email about questions that are flagged giving you the opportunity to correct the question

Bri_L's avatar

how do you ‘correct a question” without knowing what is wrong?

richardhenry's avatar

[Fluther Moderator:] We get notifications of flags, and then have to review the situation and decide if the quip is to be removed or not. Although we receive many flags each day, only a small portion of them will actually be removed. To ensure that everyone gets a fair say and doesn’t feel silenced, we only usually get involved in cases of spam, unnecessary rudeness, or excessive crude behaviour.

richardhenry's avatar

[Fluther Moderator:] If your question is removed, you will receive an email with an explanation why, and a link to follow to edit your question and resubmit it to the site. Hope this helps.

Bri_L's avatar

Ah, ok. Thank you richardhenry. I have not had this yet. Maybe I am to tame and timid. hehe. Thanks all for your time. That really helped me.

richardhenry's avatar

No problem, glad I could help. :)

cheebdragon's avatar

= (
i tried to help too, jeeesh
j/k ; )

Bri_L's avatar

OH MY GOSH Thank you cheebdragon. I thought I typed your name in to. I actually typed Cheesedragon went back read richardhenry’s next post and never reentered your name. I am sorry.

THANK YOU CHEEBDRAGON. All this time I have been reeading your name as Cheesedragon and admiring your choice. hehe. sorry.

wizard's avatar

Cheesedragon = 12 letters,
Cheebdragon = 11 letters.

Just thought I’d throw that out there in plain sight.

Cardinal's avatar

How about cheebwiner? Sorry the world is not revolving around you (yet). ha ha, kidding. usually enjoy your comments.

wildflower's avatar

I had one question and a few answers of mine removed. For the question, I did get an email telling me it didn’t live up to standards and I could rephrase and repost it – but I didn’t.
The answers that were removed, there was no notification.

NOharmNOfoul's avatar

I think the iPhone version of the Fluther site should have the “Flag” option available. Would have used it a few times already.

wizard's avatar

NOharmNOfoul,

The moderators would love to recieve suggestions like that in Here

NOharmNOfoul's avatar

Wizard. Great idea. Will do, thanks.

Bri_L's avatar

@wizard – hehe I think it’s my predisposition to see cheese where ever I can. With me you can’t get 2 letters away from “cheese” and not have me see it that way. Cheese is my “Science Fiction” to put it another way.

wizard's avatar

Hahahahahahaha I love it

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