This post was inspired by a post on MSO from a moderator.
Current we have to go to the review queue to handle a pending flag on a post (like NAA/VLQ). Sometimes you come along an active post which you want to flag. You don't know it is actually already in the review queue.
Why not allow us to see
flag (1) (just like when a post has a pending close vote) and immediately go to the review queue then to review the post rather than to flag (which seems less useful to me)?
Two reasons I can think of this is a bad idea:
- Site performance;
- Possible conflict of interest (while flagging a post has more or less the same 'problem').
Reasons I can think of this is a good idea:
- More reviews: faster result, empty review queues;
- Flag will be handled by users with more knowledge of the subject at hand.
Are there any arguments in favor or against this?
This question is indeed closely related to Make VLQ and NAA flags equivalent to a negative review in the LQ queue (if the flagger can access that queue), but there are differences.
I wonder what it would mean if we show the current number of flags and give the option to click through to the flag dialog. This would allow using canned comments, but also to reject the flag. These two points are not covered by the proposed duplicate.