During the new update to comment flags, a new option "It's unfriendly or unkind" was added. This is different from the "It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse." comment flag. As I understand, the first comment flag is equivalent to the old "Rude/abusive" comment flag (correct me if I am wrong).
A new section was added in the Code of Conduct as "Unacceptable Behavior"
No subtle put-downs or unfriendly language.
Even if you don’t intend it, this can have a negative impact on others.
Then there are some examples. For instance,
Unfriendly - “Are you speaking English? If so, I can’t tell.”
Friendly“ - I’m having trouble understanding your question. I think you’re asking how to add a swap after system installation. Is that correct?”
I often find such subtle put downs and harsh language aimed at some user or a community in chat rooms. These are not outright rude or harassing, but rude on some level. If such comments are posted on the site, I would flag them as "It's unfriendly or unkind" and a moderator would approve my flag. But this option is missing in chat.
We have two types of flags
- Moderator intervention
When I flag such messages as Offensive, there is no possibility that they get marked helpful. What is offensive is subjective for the wide range of reviewers on chat servers and even really rude messages according to the CoC do not get deleted quickly. So, unfriendly messages which are rude towards user (rude up to some extent) do not get removed. We are only left with moderator intervention flag.
We do not allow unfriendly language in Q&A or comments and there was a modification in Code of Conduct and comment flags to reflect that. What about chat flags? I guess the same Code of Conduct applies in chat also.
Which flag should we use to indicate rude language and unfriendly terminology in chat? Is the moderator intervention flag the only option to flag unfriendly content?