Closing the flag loop


(Sam Saffron) #1

A feature I noticed on Twitter today that I really enjoyed was:

In the past when I flagged stuff on twitter stuff would go into the black hole. I never felt any sense of closure.

With this new feature I feel like my flag mattered, this makes me more inclined to flag more.

Does it make sense to notify users who flag after a flag is handled by an admin if there is a delay of more than N minutes AND flag was helpful?

Something along the lines of “A moderator reviewed your flag and found it helpful”?

I really like this cause it encourages flagging and to be honest there is not enough flagging going on on many sites. But I get the other side that this could have unknown side effects.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Custom flags would have a reply of some kind, since they create a PM.


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #3

I really like this. In DOTA2 you get something similar:

I’m some cases users also get the equivalent of a TL promotion: