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Clicking on "flag offensive" doesn't seem to do anything

I am the moderator for an Askbot site. When I click on the "flag offensive" link below a question, nothing seems to happen. Other users are reporting the same experience. There is nothing visually indicating that the question has been flagged (let alone the number of times it has been flagged). I also don't receive any emails alerting me that a question has been flagged.

What is the expected behavior when:

  1. A normal user flags a question?
  2. A moderator flags a question?
  3. An administrator flags a question?
Neal Kruis's avatar
Neal Kruis
asked 2014-07-28 12:41:02 -0600
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When a post is flagged, it appears on the moderation queue (this feature is updated in the development branch - much better). It does not matter who flags the post.

The post will be auto-deleted if number of flags exceeds a certain barrier (settings -> "vote and flag limits" -> "number of flags to automatically delete posts").

In the updated moderation a moderator can make a choice: "approve post", "approve user and all posts", "decline post and explain why", "block user and delete all posts", "block user, delete posts and block IP address".

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2014-07-28 12:52:42 -0600, updated 2014-07-28 12:57:34 -0600
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As a moderator, I do not see anything about a post being flagged. Where can I find the moderation queue in the current release? Do I have to enable content moderation to see it?

Neal Kruis's avatar Neal Kruis (2014-07-28 12:58:14 -0600) edit

You should see the warning sign (exclamation mark in a triangle) in the header.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2014-07-28 13:04:46 -0600) edit

I'm also noticing that as a moderator, I can see a "flag offensive" button for every post, but other users can only see the button for their own posts. Either way, clicking on the link doesn't seem to trigger a warning sign. Could this be related to this question:</p<>>

Neal Kruis's avatar Neal Kruis (2014-07-28 13:25:43 -0600) edit

What good does it do to block an IP address when almost nobody uses a static IP any more? And, if they're using a public WiFi hotspot, blocking the IP just blocks anybody else who happens to use that hotspot from posting here. Isn't that throwing out the baby with the bath water?

sideburns's avatar sideburns (2014-08-11 18:28:50 -0600) edit
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