"Spam Flagging"

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#1

Hey everyone!

I’ve noticed that some people have been flagging forum posts that shouldn’t be flagged. This can lead to people feeling sad about their post being flagged, which isn’t a good thing. I know that sometimes we flag posts just so @system will close the topic, but that’s not completely necessary. ;)

A topic should be closed by @system if there are multiple inappropriate, mean, or off-topic posts. You shouldn’t flag all of the posts in a topic just because one of them violates the community guidelines. It isn’t very respectful to the topic owner or the users who participated in the topic.

##Make sure to flag when, and only when:
A post is completely irrelevant to the topic.
Ex.
SillyHorses4Life: Hi everyone! This is a topic to share the projects you are most proud of! I’m most proud of my Horse Racer game.
SmileyCatz369: Hey guys today my math teacher was soo mad because someone ate their plastic watermelon dolphins while she was teaching! Haha!

A post is inappropriate or disrespectful.
Ex.
CowGal: I just made a game called Bounce! You have to jump over the wrenches and save the jumpyduckz. What do you think? Any ■■■■■■■■?
KrazyRock123: I don’t like your game. It’s really bad! I mean seriously you shouldn’t be a coder. You’re almost as bad at coding as Bad Cooker Bob is at cooking.

Note: Although CowGal asked for ■■■■■■■■ it isn’t very nice to give rude ■■■■■■■■. Constructive criticism is okay, but remember to be nice when giving ■■■■■■■■.

A post is spam.
Ex.
CookieL0ver: Hi! I’m making a graph project for school using Hopscotch, and I need everyone’s favorite cookie flavors/types. Thanks!
HackingBalloon4: Yo guys go check out my Instagram it’s amazing. I’m GoodCookerSally6.

Note: HackingBalloon4 is also sharing personal information.

A post is sharing personal information.
Ex.
AwesomeGorilla: Hi! I’m new to the forum. I’m 12 years old, a boy, my name is Bob McDonald, and I live on Yellow Brick street. Bye!

Note: You can share some personal information such as gender, first name, etc. but make sure not to be super specific.

Anything violating the Community Guidelines.
Pretty self-explanatory.


When you flag a menu that looks like this will pop up:


If you don’t see your reason for flagging, then it’s probably not worth flagging the post. If you’re not sure wether or not a post should be flagged, then you might want to email the Hopscotch team with help@gethopscotch.com.

Thanks for reading this guys!!


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#2

I agree and awesome speech @Intellection74!:grinning::clap:


#3

Great speech!
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#4

Aweosme!! You must have spent a long time writing this! I have seen a lot of unnecessary flags lately.


#5

I agree completely!

It's a lot if work for admins to approve, as well as system closes topics that shouldn't be closed.

A topic I was in was spam flagged today and my posts that were appropriate and helpful got hidden :\ so did helpful, kind posts around me.
Guys, make good choices, only flag when needed :D


#6

I'm so proud, inty.

But seriously, don't spam flag. It helps no one, and remember, THT knows who's doing it too.


#7

Great topic, I agree completely!

You have examples and helpful tips so now everyone (who doesn't know yet) can know what they're flagging and why. This is a really nice topic!


#8

Great topic! :D
This will be helpful to anyone who didn't really understand flagging yet, I'd definitely recommend this topic for any new users!

Spam-flagging can close helpful topics, hide useful posts, and just antagonize everyone overall.

(Also GoodCookerSally yessssss)


#9

Amazhang Topik!!

Did you have to remind me of the Yellow Brick Road? memoriesssss


#10

Great topic!
I just saw a topic that was spam-flagged and closed. A lot of posts on there didn't deserve to be flagged.


#11

Good speech!

Fun fact I never flagged in my life!
im so cool


#12

I agree! I got spam flagged once on my EnchantedAnimallover account.

Since there is no one to moderate the flags now, it was hidden, si I just deleted the post. :1


#13

You might not want to do that, deleting a flagged post automatically approves it. D:


#14

Oh, really?
basically the main reason I got a new account


#15

Whoops, sorry, I didn't know you already knew that XD


#16

WOW
AMAZHANG SPEECH!!!!
Nuu more spam-flagging fir Forumers! :D

Here's some flowers fir @Intellection74:


#17

Aw man I didn't know that either xD

Oh well


#18

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS!!!

We really need this. As a growing forum, we need to grow correctly.

I don't know if the HT does this, but they may have to approve flags. It's a pain for them to go through these, which is why flagging yourself for no reason is almost as bad as flagging others for no reason.


#19

Great topic! I have something to confess, but one time I thought it would be funny to flag a few random posts, but then a mod told me to stop so i did (I will not do it again)


#20

I completely agree! That's an awesome speech! Great job!