First, we're really happy with how the forum has grown. It's pretty cool to see the community learning, collaborating, and sharing. So, YAY! Thanks for helping make it great.
Second, we've heard you—as it's grown, so has flagging. We're fixing this. Cause, when you work hard on a post and it's flagged, you feel like:
and then it feels like...
Let's be clear about what should be flagged:
- inappropriate posts
- mean posts
- posts that ask for or share personal information
Any post that doesn't include that stuff and strengthens the community should not be flagged.
So next time you want to flag, and you're like...
First think about if the post makes a positive contribution to the community. Is it supportive? Is it helpful? Is it insightful?
For example; "Oh, I love your projects!" and "Squeeee, THIS IS AMAZING!" are okay posts. On the other hand "It's raining where I live" is probably an off-topic post, because it's not really helping anyone.
Thanks to everyone who wrote about this. We're learning as we grow, and your input helps us improve!
Questions? Suggestions? As always, let us know!