Flag proposals or example questions
What is flagging?
Flagging is a way of bringing inappropriate content to the attention of the community. There are 3 flag types:
- Offensive, Abusive, or Hate Speech
- Requires moderator attention
When should I flag?
If anything happens on our site that makes you feel uncomfortable -- that clearly does not belong here, in your opinion -- please flag it and bring it to our attention!
How do I flag?
flag link under each post.
What happens when I flag something Offensive or Spam?
The offensive and spam flags are designed to automatically eliminate truly offensive posts through the collaboration of the community. When a post receives 6 flags, it is locked, deleted, and its owner loses 100 reputation.
What happens when I flag something Requires Moderator Attention?
You'll be required to enter a comment briefly explaining what the problem is. After that, these moderator flags go in a special high priority queue visible to all moderators. We take moderator flags quite seriously; rest assured that they are all followed up on!
Is there any way to remove flags?
There is often no need, as offensive and spam flags expire after 48 hours if the thresholds aren't reached.
Rolling back a post to a previous state will revert to the number of offensive flags from that particular revision. This allows the OP (or someone else with edit rights) to rollback a post that someone else made offensive in a later revision. However as a general user, once you mark a post as offensive, you cannot take it back.