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Forum topic by KnickKnack posted 01-25-2011 12:43 PM 1176 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KnickKnack

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01-25-2011 12:43 PM

These seems like a good feature to me – we can easily alert the administration to things that we think aren’t right, so they can look into it and take appropriate action.

However, an original forum topic posting cannot be flagged.
Ah, in fact it can – but the little “flag” popup isn’t in the same place for the topic as it is for subsequent comments – it’s in the bottom right with all the Facebook, “Bookmark and share” stuff.
I think it would be better if it were in the same place on every item – towit – under the user’s avatar and the “7 hours ago”.

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 04:07 PM

Hmmm… I wonder about the ‘Flag’ feature.
I don’t know why the moderators would let such a feature influence their management of the site. C’mon now, must we think that nobody’s minding the store unless somebody flags a bad message? I prefer to think that the site is monitored well, by a pro-active team of individuals that would take action against improper posts without being prompted by the LJ members. It’s simply redundant. But it does remind me of a human resources issue years ago when I was a property manager for a huge mortgage brokers office. I’d simultaneously get complaints that the office area was too hot, and too cold at the same time. Ultimately, I made ALL the complaints go away by installing a few used thermostats on the wall. People could adjust them to their heart’s content; if only they knew the thermostats weren’t connected to anything!! Perhaps this ‘Flag’ feature provides a level of psychological comfort for those apt to make a fuss. I’m just sayin’...

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KnickKnack

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 04:48 PM

Everyone in intensive care is, I suspect (and hope!), monitored regularly. But attaching an “early warning” device to a patient that makes a loud noise if their heart stops beating doesn’t seem like a bad thing to me :-). Now, attaching a placebo device in such a case, well – lol.

Anyways. I wasn’t intending to start a discussion about whether it was a good, or a bad, or a necessary, feature. Just that the “button” should be in the same place for the starter of the topic as for everyone else – that was where I’d expected to find it. That is all.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 05:08 PM

KnickKnack, consider the source… This is just bait aimed at high-jacking your topic.

Thanks for pointing the button out. I swear, I had missed seeing this earlier.

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#4 posted 01-25-2011 05:12 PM

I was responding to the first line of your original post, where you did indeed speak of the merits of the flag feature. You said, These seems like a good feature to me – we can easily alert the administration to things that we think aren’t right, so they can look into it and take appropriate action. Horizontal: I posted a response appropriate to the OP, I’m not looking for trouble, and I’m sorry to disappoint you if you somehow imputed otherwise..

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 01-25-2011 06:52 PM

I’m not disappointed.
Nor was I, imho, baited.
I had expressed an opinion about the worthiness of the button in question, which others are entitled to disagree with.
I should have stuck with the one point I was trying to make, namely the positioning of the button, rather than succumb to my tendency to editorialize – and see, there I go again!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#6 posted 01-26-2011 12:56 AM

the flag feature is an awesome idea only if it works in a way that after so many flags the post (either original post or comment) is removed from the site until further investigation from the admins. Especially in the case of the pornographic content that was floating around…with that feature it could have been removed immediately, instead of waiting for Martin to wake up from his slumber! :)

KnickKnack – that was a good analogy about the hospital. Thats what the flag feature needs to be like. Couldn’t of said it better myself…........or could I?

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 02:13 AM

FLAG is like having a load gun. Gives certain people the right to shoot just cause they can.

poopiekat You know we were sorta friends in my past life send me a PM and I will explain. Sorry about friending you without permission.

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