Unclear options when moderator sees flagged post

As an admin I’ve had more than one question from moderators around the flag workflow. Particularly when there’s an active flag and they get the agree/disagree/defer options.

The confusion comes from the thumbs-up / thumbs-down. Are they giving a thumbs-up to the post or the flag?

It would be helpful if there was an explanation shown on this UI. This is especially important when a mod’s decision will have ramifications for the user who posted.

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They are taking an action on the flag.

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Sorry, I should have explained - yes - it’s clear to me after some experimentation. But it’s not immediately clear to others when they see the UI unfortunately.


I was confused about the same thing when I first saw the options as well (and thought it was just me) I didn’t know others had been confused about it too :grin:

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We are confused about the same thing

  1. As an interim, provide some guidance on what ‘Agree’ and ‘Disagree’ mean in the various moderation situations.
  2. Change the wording to things like ‘Spam’ and ‘Not spam’ that clearly state what a judgement is.