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When flagging in chat, there are currently 3 places to do so.

  1. On the right side of a message, when hovering over it.
  2. In the message menu, when hovering, then clicking on the arrow next to a message
  3. At the bottom of the message menu, same place as #2.

The first place to flag

The second and third place to flag

Flag buttons 1 and 2 don't offer the same UI as 3, which offers the ability to add a reason to the flag.

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I believe that a few changes should be made here.

  1. Combine #2 and #3.
  2. Add the message box to #1 as well.
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The suggestion about adding more reason for spam/offensive is well-noted. Indeed, we've made much of the main Q&A flags require more detail there (even on comments) - maybe chat is an iteration behind.

I'm not sure I agree on the star, though. If it isn't obvious from context why something is star-worthy, I'm not sure it is ;p We don't require reasons for question upvotes, for comparison.

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I'm not at all asking about the star. I'm pointing out the Flag as spam/offensive, beneath it, and beneath that, the flag for moderator. I think the two should be combined and that the "why" box should be in location 1 as well. –  Moshe May 29 '11 at 7:03
    
@Moshe - oh, right; then I agree –  Marc Gravell May 29 '11 at 7:05

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