I really wanted to talk about flagging comments today! I am going to discuss a few points, such as my experience with flagging, which comments to flag, and how to deal with a flagged comment!
My Experience with Flagging
When I first started on the forum, on this account, on October 2017, I didn’t want anything off-topic or somewhat mean on my topics, which I think everyone wishes for. So, any reply that was going off-topic or I would consider sort of mean, I flagged. And you wouldn’t even believe the amount of backlash I got for it. I think I forgot to realize that a, forum reputations are at stake here, and b, people may not get to regular just because I flagged their comment. So, my suggestion to you is set boundaries for you and your readers. Let them know to what extent you will reach before flagging a comment, before they are surprised with a flag. Make sure you let them know the expectations!
Which Comments to Flag
This sort of goes hand in hand with my experience, and this really depends on your liking. I would say that is a comment has a bad word or inappropriate/controversial topics discussed in it, it should be automatically flagged. If the comment insults you and makes you or another forumer feel hurt and bad, there is no question: it should be flagged. But personally, if a comment is off-topic, then maybe it would be better to just type up a short comment and post it in the topic, reminding your readers to stay on-topic. If it gets totally out of hand, maybe you should flag a comment or two. It really depends! At the end of every topic, remind your readers to stay on topic and to be nice!
Dealing with a Flagged Comment
I, for one have never had a flagged comment, so I personally do not have much experience with this. If you have some experiences you would like to share, let me know in the comments section down below.
Don’t let it get you down. One flagged comment does not mean you should quit hs and the forum! If you have a flagged comment, just try to make up for it by liking your favorite topics and posts, replying with positive and constructive suggestions, as well as your thoughts/views!
So, the main reason I am making this topic is because recently on the forum, I noticed many good and well-thought out responses are somehow getting flagged. I have no idea why, but I just wanted to attempt to put a stop to this! If you are flagging something, it HAS TO BE FOR A GOOD REASON!
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