This was a matter of many people putting in a lot of effort to get some design elements in place while doing a bit of cleanup. We spent more time talking about it and have rolled it back to the previous text with a slight adjustment to the explanation:
It's no longer needed.
The comment is outdated, conversational or not relevant to this post.
So, what's changed:
- We had some feedback internally that "obsolete" is potentially unclear for some users, so we're going with "outdated" instead.
- "Conversational" replaces "chatty" - they are synonymous and the former is a bit more formal.
- "Otherwise unnecessary" is very broad and may lead to some confusion for moderators trying to address these flags. As such, we've focused on "not relevant", which combines more reasonably with the flag type and catches some comments that were likely never needed.
Making this text perfect is something that likely won't ever happen but we think this is a pretty good option. Keep in mind that the list needs to be short, so don't take it as exclusive. If the comment isn't needed any more - or was never needed - this is the right flag to use.
If there's a major block of comments that aren't being covered in one of the default reasons, the best option will be to use a custom flag (now called "something else") because it makes it much more obvious to us that such a flag reason is needed - we can analyze custom comment flags to see if there are common trends in the flag text.
Please excuse any confusion this has caused over the last week - it was very much unintentional.