What does "Defer" mean?

(Anton) #1

Please could someone explain in detail what does “Defer” mean?

(Matches) #2

Defer means to delegate to a later date, delay, postpone until later.

(Jens Maier) #3

Procrastinate for a good reason. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

(Anton) #4

So does it mean “I do not want to take action right now, but still keep it in the list”?

(Matches) #5

You can also google “Define: Defer” and it should come up with several definitions which can help with understanding what the word means.

In this case, it suggests “To put off”


Defer in that context would be

‘I will do this later, it’s on my todo list for eventually looking at’

(Anton) #6

So a flag still needs to be reviewed, but I want to postpone my decision for now, right?

(Matches) #7

In the context of a flag, I’m not sure because it could either mean

  1. I will decide what to do later
  2. I will defer this decision to another party (IE: I will let somebody else handle this)

(Anton) #8

The translation key is:


(Anton) #9

Cannot find it in the GUI. Could someone send a screenshot please?

(Jeff Atwood) #10

In the context of flags here it means ignore forever. The flag is still logged for future reference though.

(Sam Saffron) #11

To expand on this a bit, in context of flags this means you neither “agree - and want to act on the flag” or “disagree” and want to mark the flag invalid.

When you mark flags “disagree” they have adverse effects on users, for example if a person has 5 flags a moderator disagrees with, they will not be promoted to Leader for another 100 days. With “defer” you are saying, “ok” I hear you but I don’t need to do anything here.

(Anton) #12

Thanks, your answers helped to translate correctly.

(Jeff Atwood) #13

It goes deeper than that, enough disagreed flags and that users flags stop

(Anton) #14

In Russian translation I called it something that means “Postpone”