Be able to flag your own post



  • I think we should be able to flag our own post, specially since we can write the purpose to the admin.

    Sometimes there is a problem that we can't solve (like that we had mistaken the subcategory) and we need a moderator. In those cases it's easier flag it than looking for a moderator online.



  • @Pixel I'm- a little worried by the prospect of the flag button becoming a "call flight attendant" button.


  • Global Moderator

    @Arc said:

    @Pixel I'm- a little worried by the prospect of the flag button becoming a "call flight attendant" button.

    Wish I could up vote this more than once. Better options for moving a topic in the wrong category than flagging it. Only because if someone could flag their own posts. If X flags before ban was implemented. They could in theory ban themselves.


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    @a_5mith @Arc This is correct, why just don't drop a chat message to any member that has moderate privileges. Besides there is this current thing about the flagging system that wasn't 100% planned in my opinion, and that is that users with the moderate privilege can't see the reason that a topic is flagged for.



  • In my experience, people will abuse that option to get moderators to answer their question. I already seen it happen too many times elsewhere.
    If nothing else, it is a sure-fire way of pissing off over-worked moderators, and could even get you banned 😛



  • @Jacob-Moen said:

    In my experience, people will abuse that option to get moderators to answer their question. I already seen it happen too many times elsewhere.
    If nothing else, it is a sure-fire way of pissing off over-worked moderators, and could even get you banned 😛

    If that happens they should be educated, I guess we are talking about very different kinds of forums.. where I am it's just entertainment so it's not weird that they mistake the sub or something.

    @Kowlin said:

    @a_5mith @Arc This is correct, why just don't drop a chat message to any member that has moderate privileges. Besides there is this current thing about the flagging system that wasn't 100% planned in my opinion, and that is that users with the moderate privilege can't see the reason that a topic is flagged for.

    Now you can say the reason why has been flagged, that's why I'm proposing this now.. otherwise would be a imposible to find out what that auto-flag means.

    @Arc said:

    @Pixel I'm- a little worried by the prospect of the flag button becoming a "call flight attendant" button.

    Maybe but that depends on the moderator, whether he is a "call flight attendant" or not. If you flag your own post in a forum about smartphones and ask the mod "Hi, can you help me to unbrick my mobile phone" that must be ignored.

    Another example, if it's a forum about DIY you ask whatever question through PM to the mod/staff that mod/staff must avoid it and try to speak in public...

    But all those things I believe that should be solve by educating (a.k.a. ignoring wrong ways of communication) the users, not avoiding new channels of communications (like auto flag)



  • @Pixel I am sure that we don't want new ways to educate people. There are enough already.
    I am referring to the Yii Framework forum and the Ogre3D forum - not exactly small communities.
    Where people are already sending PMs because they want you to debug their code, or give them an answer.
    I don't think that behaviour should be encouraged.
    And adding the option to flag your own post is exactly that.


  • Translator

    @Pixel Note that only Administrators can see the flag reasons, not the moderators who don't got access to the ACP.


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