I'd like to suggest a change in how flags are presented to each moderator in order to reduce the likelihood of mods stepping on each other.
Currently (I believe) all moderators see the same paged list of flags in the same order. So, if I'm working on page 1 of the flags, so potentially could everyone else be working independently on that very same page of flags.
This can (and often does) result in different moderators trying to handle the same flag at the same time. Obviously, this isn't very efficient.
I'd like to suggest the sorting algorithm for flags be changed so that it meets the following criteria:
- Each moderator sees flags listed in a different order
- The list is not sorted randomly; the mod will see the same first page of flags if they leave and come back (the list sorting algorithm must be deterministic, you might say)
Suggestions for algorithms that can achieve this are welcome.