Civilized way to notify moderators that a topic might be closed


(Dave McClure) #1

Rather than @mention a mod, should I have used the flagging feature here instead?

I felt hesitant to do either. I feel like I abused the @mention feature a bit in this case, and wasn’t really sure who to mention.

But flagging has a negative connotation to me… There was nothing wrong with any post here.

Looking at the options, I thought perhaps I could choose the “Notify moderators” option on the original post, but I wasn’t sure if some other side-effect would occur from flagging the post.

Are there unstated side-effects of flagging something with an option other than Spam and Innappropriate? (If so, should “Inappropriate” and “Spam” be visually distinguished somehow?)

What would the recommended way be to have the community notify moderators about something without using flags? A group @mention?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

“Requires general moderator attention” is fine.

@neil this might be another request for topic level flagging not associated with a user. Can you make sure that’s on your list.


(Jeff Atwood) #3

We added “flag topic” button quite a while ago for this reason.


(Jeff Atwood) #4