"Flagged content" message too terse


(Bill Ayakatubby) #1

I think the phrase “Flagged content temporarily hidden” is too terse. I know what it means, but obviously Nagesh did not. Perhaps a better message would be, “This post has been flagged by several users. Its content has been hidden temporarily.”


(Mittineague) #2

But is it always “several users”?

AFAIK this can be different per Admin settings.
“System” counts as a user eg. sock puppets

OT, but I’m wondering it we should be able to "View Hidden Content"
I’m guessing it’s a TL3 thing, but maybe it should be Moderator only?


(Bill Ayakatubby) #3

It might not always be more than one user, but it will probably be. I’m willing to bet most admins will generally leave that setting at the default of 3.

One of @codinghorror’s big ideas for Discourse is that the community police itself, and this phrasing reenforces that concept.


(Jeff Atwood) #4

Nagesh is a parody account bleeding over here from an alternate reality – not a real user.

If that account keeps posting here, it will be banned, and every IP remotely associated with it, including subnets, as well.


#5

I agree with you. That message could be a lot clearer.

Doesn’t even matter really. The message could just read “This post has been flagged by another user. Its content has been hidden temporarily.”


(Jeff Atwood) #6

OK I changed it to

<p>This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.</p>


(Jeff Atwood) #7