I’ve seen two behaviors come up repeatedly on our forum:
- Users flag a post they deem inappropriate and at the same time reply publicly, leading to the post being hidden but with replies.
- Users edit their flagged post with minimal changes, so it shows up again. Of course it gets flagged a second time.
I’m not expecting magical changes, but I’d like to introduce two badges rewarding actions we’d consider best practice:
- When you want to address a post that you flagged, contact the author directly (and stay friendly)
- Give changing your flagged post a try just once
I’m just starting with this and I doubt I’ll succeed in writing the queries properly soon. I saw this encouragement in another topic, so I’ll post my intended outcome below, maybe someone is interested in giving feedback
Received a like on at least 3 flag messages.
This badge is granted when you receive a like on the message you sent to another user through the flag dialogue at least 3 times. Hats off! You’re working hard behind the scenes to keep our community civil.
No Drama Queen
Edited a flagged post and did not receive new flags on it.
This badge is granted when your initial post was flagged and your edit did not receive any new flags. Thanks for not acting like a prima donna! You are so much better, you are a Queen.