Moving Forum post to Answers- Flagging

Noticed that Forum posts can only be flagged {Inappropriate, Incomplete , Spam} but not "Wrong Category".

Would be nice to have the "Wrong Category" option also.  There are forum posts that should be in the Answers section, not bumping discussions down in the Forums.

Could this be possible as a future site update?

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southbaysue7 years ago

Now I'm confused...

I think a 'flag-for-different-reason' option would be awesome - sometimes there's bunk, which needs to be removed, but sometimes there are discussions going on and I just want to read about the specific ible.

That being said, though, I have no idea if I'm supposed to be typing THIS HERE. I'm new and I don't want to piss anyone off - there are some mensa-types fer sher and they can probably find out where I live...

So, if I'm adding my comment to someone's feedback, that's what this is, But what if it turns into a discussion? i have a headache...
I think that's what CrLz was talking about. He chose the direction of moving a forum topic that's more appropriate as a Question, but if you read some of the discussion below, we also raised the issue of people who write Questions which are better suited as Forum Topics.

There is currently no mechanism to alert Staff ("flagging") to either of those cases, which is why CrLz wrote this topic, suggesting that it be created.
CrLz (author)  kelseymh7 years ago
What kelseymh suggests is correct.  It would be good to flag forum posts- which should be answer posts, AND it would be good to flag answer posts that should be in the forums.

Within the forums, some posts are project specific queries.  Some users post a question in the forums to illicit more feedback/higher quality advice.  Not the spirit discussion forums. For example,

In the answer section, some posts are discussions, and some posts evolve into lively discussions. For example,
Notifying the editors of both would help improve both sections.  Creating a flag/tool would crowdsource the work, leveraging the membership's potential.  A collective of DIY enthusiasts should produce high quality crowdsourcing results.

Given tools, we will hack it, improve it and share it...
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Can we have a wrong answer option too ?
CrLz (author)  steveastrouk7 years ago
What do you have in mind for the meaning?
-Moving answers to Forums (the inverse)
-Flagging incorrect answers within the answer section (just reply)
-Poor questions and should be scrubbed
The latter; poor questions, that cannot be answered, and wrong answers, possibly safety related that should be deleted from the record.
CrLz (author)  steveastrouk7 years ago
Would be a nice refinement of the "inappropriate" flag.
kelseymh7 years ago
By the way, I've moved this from Bugs to Feedback. You're not reporting a bug, rather you're requesting a new feature :-)
CrLz (author)  kelseymh7 years ago
Yeah, I ... err ... didn't quite know where this should go... ;)
kelseymh CrLz7 years ago
Well, at least you didn't post it as a Question :-/
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