Automated Flag Messages Should Reflect Reason for Flagging


(Lowell Heddings) #1

Just had a message from a forum user who had no idea why his post was flagged and hidden (it was flagged for being off-topic), and after looking at the message I realized… nowhere in this automated message do we tell the person whether their post was off-topic, or spammy, or offensive.

To make it worse, the message says “please consider how you might revise your post to reflect their feedback” even though that feedback is not displayed on the page.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Yes I was just talking to @sam about this yesterday. We really need a flag reason specific paragraph in that PM somewhere, which is customizable for each site.


(Jeff Atwood) #3

This is complete as of a while ago, the PMs are no longer generic, they include a 1 paragraph specific description of each flag reason.


(Jeff Atwood) #4