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new idea for flagging comments Answered

the current method of flagging will still happen, but i just wanted to add to it. i think the author should be able to remove comments from their ibles and topics if somebody else flags the comment first. if the author flags the comment, then its up to the staff

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NachoMahma (author)2008-10-04

. I see waaaayyyy too much potential for abuse. What would prevent me from getting my buddy to flag all the comments I disagree with (even if they are valuable to the community) and then wiping them all out? Or using a second acct to flag them myself? . You might not do something like that, but there are many who would. . . I believe it was killerjackalope that came up with the idea of having a group of "superusers" and if 2-3 of the ppl in the group flagged something, it would be removed from display until reviewed by staff. The best idea I've heard, so far.

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gmjhowe (author)NachoMahma2008-10-05

Thats a good idea, so essentailly, us 'heavy' users. It could be done automactically depending on how many comments, member length, instrutables etc. I agree with radio though, if we all had the power just to police our own instructables. Theres no way people would/could abuse that. Most people want to have lots of comments, and therefore will only delete negative ones - This is the one feature that my gf (rainbow_han) said she would have liked with the recent problems.

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2008-10-05

True, but there's negative and there's constructively negative.

I have made negative comments about projects, along with constructive suggestions to improve things. The poster has only seen the criticism, and been really upset and/or angry about it. There are also the times when a project is plagiarised or spam.

Those are the situations where abuse will occur.

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2008-10-05

Well the way i see it, if a member can't take my constructive criticism, and delete my comment, then its their loss. Thank fully, most people take onboard constructive comments. Either way, control over the comment placed one ones topic or instructable would be a great added feature. Just like on the orangeboard.

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NachoMahma (author)gmjhowe2008-10-05

> its their loss . But if it's a good comment, we all lose. What if your comment was warning me that if I missed a certain step it would blow up in my face and ImABozo deletes it just because he thinks you're a jerk? (Is that melodramatic enough for ya? heehee) . . There is no perfect solution to the problem. :(

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gmjhowe (author)NachoMahma2008-10-06

I agree there is no perfect solution, but i feel that this would be a better solution, and i would expect the management to pick up on exploding -ibles.

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Lithium Rain (author)gmjhowe2008-10-05

I'm not heavy, but I am an "often" user...

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skunkbait (author)NachoMahma2008-10-05

I'd be willing to be a part of a group of "Superlosers". I'm definitely qualified. Oh, wait.."Superusers?"... I....nevermind.

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-10-05

It should just be the way that it is now. Authors' can delete whatever they want off their Instructables. It's theirs-- even if the comment is good, doesn't matter. MAJORITY RULEZ

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What? You can delete off your own?! I...I...I never knew...

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DJ Radio (author)GorillazMiko2008-10-05

kk, take it that way then, lol

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AnarchistAsian (author)2008-10-04

why? usually when someone is flagged, they delete the comment themselves...

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this might just be about the coolz thread......

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Chicken2209 (author)2008-10-04

well i still think the owner should just be able to delete any comment (s)he wants on his/her thread. I mean its there thread can't they decide what applicable? I mean if there trying to get help on how to install a slave hard drive and a certain someone comes and says eggs, then they should be able to remove the comment

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DJ Radio (author)Chicken22092008-10-04

but they could delete constructive criticism

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Chicken2209 (author)DJ Radio2008-10-05

then let them, you know if they want to act immature then let everyone treat them that way actually ive been thinking about this when i think a comment is deleted it should minimize in the window that way it can still be viewed in case it was an immature deletion

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NachoMahma (author)Chicken22092008-10-04

. You make some very good points, but keep in mind that it's actually Instructable's thread, not your's. You own your ideas, but it's their server, software, &c; that they have granted you the privilege of using to enable you to learn/share from/with all of us. . Most users on this site would use the powers you want to grant responsibly, but it wouldn't take but a few bozos to really screw things up. . . I'm not saying that there doesn't need to be a way to clean out all the crap, just that I think the method presented puts Ibles itself at risk. . . And I don't speak for Ibles. If you disagree with me still, let them know. ;)

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NachoMahma (author)NachoMahma2008-10-04

PS: And it's not like I haven't been a target. Look at all the crap that's been posted in my Formatting FAQ

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Tool Using Animal (author)2008-10-04

"Hey buddy, flag that comment for me, I don't like his opinion", no, just no.

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