Just a short while ago, we got a non-answer on Arqade. Which then got a spam comment from the same 1-rep user. So, I was planning on flagging it as spam.

However, when you actually click on the flag button, you get: enter image description here

The tooltip for hovering over the comment flag button, though, says, "flag this comment as unconstructive, offensive, or spam".

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I seem to be missing a spam option, or there seems to be a small disconnect between what the tooltip says, and what you can actually do with them.

Since I don't believe I've ever seen the option to flag a comment as spam, on any site, might I suggest a small tooltip update?

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    Or an option to flag as spam, that would be good too!
    – WendiKidd
    Commented Dec 13, 2013 at 3:50

1 Answer 1


Thanks for pointing this out. I have changed the tooltip to be more generic. It now says:

Flag this comment

And clicking it will open up your flagging options.

This will be live in the next production build (meta: > rev 2014.9.26.2606, q&a: > rev 2014.9.26.1893).

  • Ahh you're right @CareBear. Sorry, I assumed this question was identical to another I fixed. I'll adjust this now.
    – Haney
    Commented Sep 26, 2014 at 17:55
  • Updated, thanks for pointing that out @CareBear!
    – Haney
    Commented Sep 26, 2014 at 18:03
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    Why not making it consistent with post flag, e.g. "flag this comment for serious problems or moderator attention"? Commented Oct 26, 2014 at 18:24
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    @ShadowWizard good point, I've updated it and it will change in the next build.
    – Haney
    Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 15:13

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