I have been trying for a few minutes (restarting browser, using a different one, refreshing page, clearing cookies etc) now to flag a particular comment which IMO could be a bit offensive.

All I get is is

enter image description here

I am not sure if you can repro this so please leave a comment.

Update: bug repro confirmed.

@Lukasz L

it's a comment from Laszlo Papp

enter image description here

Under Siddharth's nomination

It seems I'm not the only one who thinks its offensive

enter image description here

  • 3
    Could you point what comment it was? I'd try to flag it and see what happens. – Danubian Sailor Feb 12 '14 at 8:43
  • 3
    Reproduced on a random comment on the election page. Definitely seems to be a bug – psubsee2003 Feb 12 '14 at 8:46
  • @ŁukaszL. updated my original post. – user221081 Feb 12 '14 at 11:22
  • 1
    Yup reproduced and I think brettdj summed it up pretty well. – OGHaza Feb 12 '14 at 11:33
  • 1
    Interesting that on the user activity comments page, there is no permalink to the site of the comment. Almost as if election posts aren't actually posts or something. – AakashM Feb 12 '14 at 11:58
  • I have noticed that as well. I think it might have been overlooked by devs. – user221081 Feb 12 '14 at 13:26
  • There's nothing racist about asking people to properly spell out words. – Kevin Feb 13 '14 at 22:39
  • 6
    @Kevin, now I don't offend easily, so it doesn't bother me, but the first half of the commend is certainly true. There was just no need to bring the word "indian" into that comment. Using 'u r' instead of 'you are' happens in all english speaking countries. He only needed to say "and similar abbreviations", but he chose to imply that it was an indian trait. Anyway I see that the comment has now been removed. – OGHaza Feb 13 '14 at 22:47
  • 7
    @oghaza I didn't see the "Indian," I agree that part is out of line. – Kevin Feb 13 '14 at 23:30

According to Stack Exchange employee, it's by design:

2014-02-13: Comments on election nominations can no longer be flagged. There will be extra monitoring to ensure this doesn't result in abusive comments.

  • 3
    right, that's from today and my post is from yesterday. To bad none of the officials could actually come answer.. well, thanks to you now we know :) – user221081 Feb 13 '14 at 23:42
  • 1
    Yep bit weird they chose to announce it this way but better than nothing... – Shadow9 Feb 13 '14 at 23:43
  • No, it was only implemented starting today. The incident reported in this was not caused by what we set. – Grace Note Feb 14 '14 at 3:37
  • 1
    @Grace weird coincidence then! Think it's worth investigating by a dev, in case you will bring back the ability to flag? – Shadow9 Feb 14 '14 at 7:39

You must log in to answer this question.