Instructables

Flagging suggestion

We've all seen 'em--spam postings. And they turn up en masse, 5, 6 or more together.

While this may sound lazy, can we reduce the number of clicks it takes to flag an offender?

It current takes four mouse clicks per post.
--click Flag
--click Spam
--click OK in dialog box
--one last click to dismiss the note informing me I have just flagged someone (I was already aware of that).

Maybe flagging shouldn't be too easy, but the process is tedious for multiple spam posts...

caitlinsdad2 years ago
The useability issue of spam-flagging has made me just a spam-the-spammer- with-a-snarky-comment kind of guy. They can follow me to catch the spammers.
oh yeah, and this...
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Kiteman2 years ago
I ignore the last message, and just hit the back button.

It's a sad fact that a one-click flagging system gets abused.

(I'll repeat my perpetual suggestion that new members have topics and instructables placed in an automatic quarantine for the first 24 hours of their membership.)
I just think authors of Instructables should have control of their own comments sections. If I find that a comment is inappropriate or irrelevant to my work I shouldn't have to go pleading to the staff to come take a look and cast their own opinion.