Does anyone else think the following changes makes sense for the post flag system?
If a post is flagged and gets hidden - it is hidden like it is now and is also shown in the moderation review queue, again just like it is now. From there a moderator can act on the post. Currently these are the options:
Firstly, it would be good to make more obvious the difference between
Keep Post Hidden and
Ignore, and perhaps also rename
Delete Post. Maybe
Agree and keep hidden might be more descriptive? (I’m assuming that if you agree as well it counts towards the total number of flags against the post/user?).
Secondly, and this is the main reason for this suggestion, I wonder if we need an option which completely removes the post from public view while the user is given an opportunity to fix it (so a
Hide completely and send note option where a message can be entered from that view). Then (and this is the important part) edited posts that have been edited after having been flagged are put in a moderation queue where a moderator decides whether the edit was adequate, and can ‘undelete’ from there or if they weren’t adequate can click on an option that asks them to edit it again. I think this needs to be done for all flagged posts that are kept hidden btw, not just the ones that are completely removed from public view.
I think this will help tremendously with moderation and almost eradicate the need for us to edit user posts ourselves. This way we can let them know how they can bring their post back and they can decide whether they want to or not.