Flags And Flagpoles

For all your flag and flagpoles needs please check out the Veterans Flag Depot. http://veteransflagdepot.com

Posted by usvetsnet 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Flagging Spammers

How do I flag a spammer with the new and improved interface?

Posted by seandogue 11 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago

Flagging fault

I tried to flag some flag some spam forum topics.  The first couple of times the response was very slow. The third topic I flagged, I did not get the message confirming the flag, I got this instead: 500 -- error: org.hibernate.exception.GenericJDBCException: Could not execute JDBC batch update (Possibly temporary fault - five minutes later, all is back to speed, no more error messages)

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

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...

Posted by gmoon 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

No Featured Flag On Instructable

On my last instructable,https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Better-Cardboard-Cutter/ , I received a notice saying this instructable had been featured....yet when I look at the instructable, no feature flag appears. Appears to be a bug, to me.  Also no avatar picture is in place when going through my instructables. I noticed on others the same thing happens, while on some, it does not. To be more clear, it is the picture box below the byline showing author...what shows is what looks like a "placeholder" : pdf, adobe....

Posted by Creativeman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Unable to flag Spam

Under new system We seem to be unable to flag spam

Posted by rickharris 11 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago

Flagging is not working in Answers

This morning, I tried to flag a SPAM Question (https://www.instructables.com/answers/who-dare-to-click-this/), but clicking on the FLAG link in the box did not do anything: no pop-up menu, just the URL changed to have "#" at the end. I checked with a couple of other posted Questions, and they all behave the same way, so it's something is the way the page is being generated. This is on FF on MacOSX. I did clear cache, cookies, etc. (without having the individual Question page loaded), and saw the same effect afterward. Was there an unannounced update overnight?

Posted by kelseymh 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Flag request: "other"

I'm sure this has been suggested elsewhere, but nothing came of it, either way, and it has come up again in a conversation with another member by PM. Currently, Instructables can be flagged for three reasons - "inappropriate", "incomplete" or "spam". Whilst they cover most eventualities, I would like to propose a fourth flag option: "other". Of course, "other" is rather vague, so its use would require details - clicking it would open a comment or message box to allow a brief description of the reason for the flag, whether it is the original source of a project that has been ripped off from elsewhere, or a concern regarding the safety or legality of a posting. I don't know coding, so I don't know if such a system is possible with this site. If it isn't, then can I suggest that a fourth flag option be added called "Legal issues", or some other catch-all phrase that covers issues of intellectual ownership and site liability.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

New flag suggestion

We have the option to flag comments as "not nice", "inappropriate", and "spam". Can we add another flag that reads, "the site is called 'instructables', not 'gobuyables.'" for all the comments where people say, "This is dumb. I could buy that at the dollar store."

Posted by yoyology 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How to flag an inappropriate user?

I know how to flag a comment as 'not nice' or 'inappropriate' and an Instructable as 'inappropriate' or 'spam' ... but how does one flag a user?I've seen a few around that are rude, offensive, racist, sexist, and some times violent. Is there any way to flag a user, and not just his/her individual comments or Instructables?

Posted by anomrabbit 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

I hit "Flag" by accident or not?

I was scrolling and hit "flag" is this a bad thing? I loved the idea I was researching, but I was just reading and some how hit the button. Can "Un-Flag" as you can tell I am a rookie in here. Thanks

Asked by artist22 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can't flag comments as spam?

I tried flagging this user's comment as spam https://www.instructables.com/member/sohbetsiteleri/ Such as the one found here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Boxing-Kangaroo-Toys/ But I get a javascript error: "Uncaught ReferenceError: feedBack is not defined" in https://www.instructables.com/static/js/CommentControl.js Using Chrome browser on Windows 7. That's obviously a comment-spam-only account, so look at both of the comments.  The LED Throwie thread has got several spam comments.

Posted by Kozz 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Disable SPAM flagging feature

I was unable to flag the following instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Springhill-Group-Korean-Savvy-Love-Fiction-Review/# The pull down menu for Flag is not completely visible.

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

You can flag your own comments? Answered


Asked by robotguy4 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

new idea for flagging comments

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

Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What do the flags do?

Do the flags show that something is wrong or inappropriate? PLEASE ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by 0.9.390 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I'm unable to flag a comment from a spamming account

I got a comment from a spamming account and I tried to flag it but the request "hangs". I want to flag the comment for deletion. Would someone please help me?

Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Spam flagging not working or reporting to mods

Apparently, the moderators aren't being notified of spamming 'instructables' when the users flag them due to some bug. As I type this, there are two obvious spam instructables that have been flagged by several members and are still there 4 days later. These are: https://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Cigarettes-1/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Anniversary-cards/

Posted by Hoopajoo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

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?

Posted by CrLz 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do I flag a comment? Answered

On my Instructables, there are some inappropriate comments...how do I delete them?

Asked by blinkyblinky 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Showing featured flag on photos and videos

When a "Step by step" Instructable become featured , you see a flag in right part of the steps that means this instructable is featured . But when a "Video" or "Photos" instructable become featured , you can't find out this is featured or not . I know you can see featured star in "editors' picks" page or author profile , but when you open that instructable do you see any thing that say this instructable is featured ? The "Videos" and "Photos" instructables need a change to show they are featured or they aren't . For example instructables can show featured flag in a corner of picture or video .

Posted by farzadbayan 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

won't let me flag (as spam and such)

I recently tried to flag a couple of instructables as incomplete or spam, however when i click the "flag" button, nothing happens at all... I have done this before, and have not made any changes to my configuration since then. I have tried refreshing, and using ctrl+shift+R in firefox, as well as logging out and back in again already. I am using firefox Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv: Gecko/2008072820 Firefox/3.0.1

Posted by UltraMagnus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Interesting,every comment appears to be flagged

Whoa,the deleting system's gone berserk,it shows all deleted comments as (deleted by community request),even the ones that the user deleted by themselvesWHAT THE @$½{½[{[$$#½$#½½£$[{½#][{½{½{$[[{}]½£½{{]]]}}$$€{{£æß[]¨[i{i¨][IS GOING ON!?!?!?!?!?,,]

Posted by Derin 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Option for Flagging copied content instructable

I opened up the site and saw this great looking lamp instructable on the homepage (https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Recycled-TetraBox-Lamp/) I really liked it and thought of putting up a comment when I saw that in a previous comment, another user mentioned seeing the exact same images and content before in another place. It's nothing new that people are blatantly copying content(which might be copyrighted too) for winning prizes, but these appearing on the main homepage is a little disappointing. Another example of such project getting featured on homepage was a 9V-battery top spy bug instructable some time back. I understand the instructable staff can't keep knowledge of every project ever posted, and to feature only the original ones. But can we have an option to flag as "Blindly Copied" with link to original work, so the instructable staff can check and remove it? None of the current flag categories match the requirement,

Posted by Antzy Carmasaic 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Can't reply or flag

I can't reply or flag using my laptop.  I can answer or start a new question. Desktops are fine. Anybody found an answer to this problem.

Posted by Re-design 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

New Feature? Pop-up confirmation for flagging?

I just flagged an inappropriate business solicitation as "SPAM". When I did so, my Camino browser popped up a little confirmation window explaining what the flag meant and asking if I really wanted to continue. Very nice!

Posted by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Are Flag Reports on Comments getting to Instructables Staff?

I just flagged a comment for spam on my instructable but I didn't get any indication that it worked. (i.e. no message). So then I went to see if a comment I flagged for spam a month ago was removed, but its still there. In both cases, the comment is just a link to another website, and has nothing to do with the topic (i.e. spam). I know I've flagged a few others, but I can't remember where they are. Are flag reports getting to staff? or is this a bug and its stopped working? The spam comment I just flagged on my instructable can be found here. The spam comment I flagged a month ago can be found here. Screenshots of the comments are shown below.

Posted by canucksgirl 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

The new Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag

The new Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag looks so cool!!!  DEFY - Official Live Action Trailer | Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag [UK] - YouTube Who wants to buy this game? Cuz I think it's so cool!!!

Posted by clobber24 5 years ago

Flagging not working

I tried to flag a comment here but totally failed as nothing at all happens when clicking on the flag. Running on Win7 64 using both Chrome and Firefox to no avail. Also notice when starting a new topic the upload area is messed up. Tip: Select multiple files using CTR Is this uploader not working for you These two lines of text are printed on top of each other.

Posted by Downunder35m 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

I need plans for a flag pole mount for my motorcycle want to fly a 3' x 5' flag?

I ride a 2006 nomad 1600cc

Asked by onejigdaddy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Flag for duplicate comments?

Can a flag be added for handling duplicate comments? I bet this is happening because of the delay you get when submitting comments from certain browsers and people get click happy. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electronic-Cigarette/?comments=all#C6OFK55I9JRAXMA Thanks in advance MRB

Posted by MrRedBeard 3 years ago

Goliath walabi world

New knex coaster in construction. Goliath.

Posted by the_burrito_master 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Feature NON-request: flagging users not postings

With the recent spate of spam postings, it occurred to me that, "wouldn't it be great to be able to flag the spammers directly, rather than the individual postings"? Less than a minute's thought revealed the obvious abusive disaster that would entail (especially among those of a knexish age and gender). Sigh...

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can someone tell me how to make the flag braiding wheel pattern?

Asked by Stone33 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Bug related to text editor rollout? Flag interface VERY SLOW to load

I just went to flag an obvious SPAM posting.  The flagging interface hung up, and took more than ten seconds to appear.  It had the same kind of problematic delay as the new text editor box.I wonder if these long delays are actually related, somehow, to the pretentiously fancy "fade in" technique that's being used.  A simple, and fast, pop-up would be much friendlier to the users, if not as sexy to the developer community.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Constant logout despite 'stay logged in' flag

I've found in the last 2 days my account keeps logging off after a short period of time, if I just navigate away from the page even. It's on multiple computers, one xp IE something, and this one, Laptop Win7 64 home prem with firefox No settings have been changed on either machine recently.  Not a cookie or session problem, as other websites are staying logged in. Thoughts? Edit:  Fixed

Posted by frollard 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do you get comments removed? Answered

Sometimes someone just wants to sell their website on your instructable and it may have nothing to do with what you have made, there is no delete button, only feature comment flag or flag and I'm not sure what either does.

Asked by bricabracwizard 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Strange findings and glitches in Assassins Creed 4 Black flag (VIDEO)

Some awesome things I found in Assassins creed 4 Black Flag! :) Hope you enjoy.

Posted by Assassin Tube 5 years ago

Plagiarism fix - add another option to the flagging feature

An instructable was recently featured wherein many of the viewers of this instructable recognized the images from a different Author, and no credit to the name of the original author. I tried to flag it for admin, but there are only "Wrong Category", "Inappropriate", "Incomplete", or "Spam" as options to flag with. Although I don't want to add more work to your plate, I think if the community can flag a directly plagiarized ibble, that would be best. Here are the posts:  Original by KaptainSkarlet:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-gorgeous-Dragons-Egg/ Copycat:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Really-Cool-Dragon-Eggs-for-Easter/ I think keeping the Instructables community free to copy is fine, but not direct ripping of the same images another author used. And not without crediting the author. Thanks!

Posted by Printy 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Heath and Safety Flag

I think it would be a good idea to add a new flag category: Health and Safety, to cover instructables whose use could cause bodily harm or have unintended consequences. Many ideas pass through here, some are not as well thought out as others, and some are just dangerous and unsafe.

Posted by ringai 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Does anyone know what this is?

I cound this antique flag holder that i have had for years, i was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is,

Posted by characterzer0 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How to add stiches to the outside edges of an Amaerican Flag so it will last longer at high speeds?

I need to be able to drive while fling the American Flag and the flag of the Branch of service of the Veteran we are escorting. The Flags don't last very long as the wind wipps them and causes them to fry along the edges. What type of stitch or other idea could I use to prevent the material from starting to fry. Once I have enough stitches in the edges I have been told that using "super Glue" along the stitches helps prevent the material from starting. Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Asked by jim_mcelroy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Dangerous or Incorrect instructables

"Flag As" only supports Wrong Category, Inappropriate, Incompleted, and Spam. How does one report something as "Dangerously Wrong"?   Such as this one that was actually part of the "Featured" email that goes out from instructables: https://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Bank-1/

Posted by krsmes 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

In Add Comment bockWhat is the meaning of " FEATURE COMMENT FLAG"and What Author has to do on that comment? Answered

On some project reader writes some comment and at the bottom there is a remark" FEATURE COMMENT FLAG" and then small block "REPLY" in Red color What Author has to do , What is the meaning of that

Asked by nachiketa 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

need a delete button for spam

I have two spam comments from this user: https://www.instructables.com/member/personal+injury+attorney+Tampa/ i've flagged both but nothing has been done. i think authors should have the ability to flag comments and delete them on their own pages.

Posted by kylemcdonald 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

IDEA - Review Team

Here's an Idea that's been on my mind for a while: A review team. I don't know how reviewing works, and would appreciate if someone could explain. The idea would be: If the staff alone (People on the about page) are the ones who have to review stuff that's been flagged, why not have a review team, like the feature team? It would just be to give that ability to someone. When that person is bored, they can just look around the stuff that's been flagged and dispose of it as is necessary.

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Has anyone has experience buying display cases from Displaygifts.com?

The offer baseball, jersey display cases and flag cases at very attractive prices. Would like to hear from anyone who bought from them. http://www.displaygifts.com/

Asked by WebKingPower 9 years ago