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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Thanks for reading this guys!!