When clicking flag on a question, a dialog box pops up with 4 radio buttons:
- it needs ♦ moderator attention
- it doesn't belong here, or it is a duplicate
- it is spam
- it is not welcome in our community
Only for option #1 there is a room for more explanation and as it turns out now, this is because by default the top option is selected. I always turned down option 2 through 4 because I thought they just didn't fit my reason for flagging and was unable to elaborate on why I was flagging. Only when selecting one of the other options (and especially #2) a dialog pops up which gives a lot more options (exact duplicate, not constructive, not a real question, too localized).
Until recently I never realized that flags are split up into
A) a ♦ moderator queue B) a 10k+ rep queue
and because I wasn't aware of the difference and
I just wasn't sure about the lower three flag options, I always picked the top one where I could explain my worries in a few words.
To turn this near blog post in a question:
* Can the difference between flagging to the '♦ moderator' and the '10k+ rep' queues be made more clear, so people don't unnecessarily bother '♦ moderators' and get quicker response to flagging to 10k+ rep users?
In my opinion it would help if:
- by default none of the four radio buttons is selected, so the text box does not appear by default and
- a clear indication that more text is to follow once a radio button is clicked. Eg. by ending the text in "I think because ..." or by popping up a little box when hovering over it which elaborates on the options that will follow.
Can the flag dialog box be improved in such a way that new users can find their way more easily in choosing the right flag?