Make it more difficult for flags to hide a Regular's post

(Hi, I’m new here so please tell me if I made a mistake, also I’m tired so I may not make much sense)

On a few Discourse communities, I’ve seen mass flagging against a few regulars which isn’t spam and follows the different communities’s guidelines and the posts were even restored by the different communities’s staff.

I believe this has been happening on many forums so I believe the default flag threshold for regulars should be raised as many discourse communities use the default limits.

Edit: Thanks for the edit, I can’t spell today :laughing:


Are you staff on any of these communities? Hopefully the people abusing the flag system are being suspended or banned?


No, just a regular also none of these people are being suspended or banned :confused:

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I got like three flags in a row about spam/appropriateness in one day, and they were in one day and false

Sorry, I am unclear. What’s the problem? What are you proposing?

I think he means that there should be more flags will be required to hide a regular’s post so it doesn’t take one or two people to hide a few posts of useful information


Yes. I say regulars because:

Regulars are the backbone of your community, the most active readers and reliable contributors over a period of months, even years. Because they’re always around, they can be further trusted to help tidy up and organize the community.

- Understanding Discourse Trust Levels

As said above in the quote, Regulars are some of the most trusted people so they are less likely to spam/break the community guidelines.


Ah. It takes only one flag to hide a trust level 3 post. It should take more than that to hide it. Otherwise their is someone going around just flagging every post.


Your best bet would be to reach out to the moderation team on the forum ask them to change some settings.