Questions tagged [comment-flags]

regarding flagging comments as rude or offensive, no longer needed, or in need of moderator intervention. Also, for questions regarding the number of flags of a certain type required for automatically removing a comment.

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If I flag a comment from a mod, can the same mod review my flag? [duplicate]

If I flag a comment from a mod, can the same mod review my flag?
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What happens to a comment flag if that comment gets deleted by its author?

Imagine the following sequence of events: Some user posts a question or an answer. User A comments that post. User B flags the comment as, say, unfriendly or unkind, and doesn't retract that flag. ...
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Wrong rate limit message when attempting to flag a comment

When clicking the flag link on a comment, I got the following message (emphasis mine): You may only attempt to flag this comment every 3 seconds. However, that's incorrect; it was my first attempt ...
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How can I get notified when a flag I raised on a comment has been reviewed?

How can I get notified when a flag I raised on a comment has been reviewed? (I don't want to manually check https://*.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/*)
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“Decline and delete” option in waffle bar does not show that comment is deleted until you refresh the page

♦ moderators have a so-called 'waffle bar' to handle flags on Q&A pages: This includes two options to delete a flagged comment: a simple "delete" and (hidden behind the dots) "...
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Is it acceptable to team up with other users to cause flag-based autodeletion of comments and posts?

This may be a controversial question, but I think it is important to know the opinion of the community (and hopefully of SE) on this. In the comments on a recent answer to another question, I have ...
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Feedback for rude comments

I participate in a site where people are very sensitive about... well, everything. I've had comments of mine being deleted ever since I can remember, and I used to be ok with that because a) we need ...
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Comments that are just a link are non-deletable on mobile [duplicate]

On the Stack Exchange iPhone app, to bring up the small menu beneath a comment with delete, reply, etc., we touch an area of text within the comment (touching a name or link will navigate to the ...
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What to do with spam comments [duplicate]

Say if some user posted a spam comment under a post, like Best $product for sale! Check out at $spam_link However, it appears that we don't have spam flags for comments. Should I raise a custom flag ...
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Should comments like “I love this post” be flagged?

Recently, I had flagged a comment which said: This one is my favorite. I had flagged it as "No longer needed" because I thought that it was a type of "compliment" (not that I am ...
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Show which comment was flagged when reviewing flag summary

I've noticed that if you click a declined comment flag in your flag summary, it takes you to the question the comment was posted on - not the comment on the question. Would it make better sense to ...
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Should there be an alternative to flagging as no longer needed?

Generally when I flag a comment as "no longer needed", it's a response to a removed comment or a request for an edit that has been made. It's a bit strange to have this option right next to "this ...
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Correct way to get rid of old unnecessary comments

What is the correct way to get rid of old unnecessary comments? I often visit one of my old posts and see that the comments have become "unnecessary", I then want to get rid of those comments. The ...
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Destroying an account deletes its comments but leaves flags on those comments pending [duplicate]

Just now, a comment flag on the site I moderate brought my attention to a troll account, which I accordingly destroyed. Account destruction automatically deleted the comment, as expected (although it ...
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Can we get a longer maximum length for messages in custom mod flags on comments?

Back in May I posted this question when I noticed that we have a 200 character limit for messages in custom mod flags on comments, but a 500 character limit for messages in custom mod flags on posts. ...
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Do declined comment flags count towards the ban? [duplicate]

It seems like only post flags' declination counts towards the ban. Do declined comment flags also count towards the ban?
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What was the reasoning behind the deletion of this comment?

Right off the bat I'm going to make it clear that I know full well that comments are ephemeral, transient, and <third-word-here>. This question is more focused on the fact that a comment, which ...
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Looking for stats related to possibly coordinated comments flagging

Related: Why was Robert Harvey suspended? I would like to get some statistics about comments of this user that were deleted in two weeks between October, 8 and October, 22. Specifically, I would want ...
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Asking for clarification with the comment policy

According to the comment policy, comments should only be for: Asking for clarification Suggest improvements Add relevant but minor or transient information to a post (e.g. a link to a related ...
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Help people learn how to write good comments instead of just flagging them

I have just read the blog post Iterating on Inclusion by Sara Chipps about all the recent changes SE made to improve the site experience. These are all great ideas but they have one single common ...
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Why was this “No longer needed” on a comment flag declined?

The question Why does this user have a negative tag score on MSO, but not on MSE? was asked earlier this month here on Meta Stack Exchange, asking why a particular user had zero tag score on one site ...
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Hover effect on comment flag icons

For a few weeks now the flag icons on comments don't have an indication when hovering over them. On SO I am rather sure that it was a change in color to red. Another user suggested that this might be ...
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Can I distinguish between post flags and comment flags in my flagging history?

When I am looking at my flagging history, I can choose to display only post flags, only comment flags, only spam flags or only rude/abusive flags. Even when I view the whole flagging history, I can ...
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Is it a right practice to reflag a rude or unfriendly comment if moved to chat?

We generally flag rude or unfriendly comments for deletion. But sometimes moderators may miss those comment flags when comment section is a place of conversation and many other normal comments are ...
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Destroying a user should mark all pending flags against that user's comments as helpful

This appears to be related to the behavior originally suggested in Destroying a spammer does not delete their comments. It appears to be the same issue raised in When comments are flagged, and the ...
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What distinguishes 'harassment, abuse, and bigotry' and 'unfriendly or unkind', and is it ever appropriate to flag one after the other is declined?

I recently came across a meta post, regarding a behavior someone found irksome and wished to see a response to. In response to an answer, one comment blamed it on a 'cultural thing' in a 'particular ...
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Upvoting and flagging comments multiple times (and pretending Community did it)

If you have enough rep to get the association bonus on one site, then on any site which you don't yet have a profile on, you can upvote or flag (sorta) comments as many times as you like. Normally, if ...
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Do 10k users / ♦ moderators get notified if a comment is flagged and handled automatically?

The person who posted a comment does not get notified if their comment is flagged. The ♦ moderators have a flag queue where they can see comments that have been flagged and have not been deleted yet. ...
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Is there a difference between “It's No Longer Needed” flag between main and per meta sites?

Is there a difference between usage of "It's No Longer Needed" (INLN or NLN) comment flag on main site and per meta site? There are four kinds of comment flags. It contains harassment, bigotry,...
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Why do we get fewer characters in custom mod flags on comments than on posts?

I recently went to raise a custom mod flag on a troublesome comment, and found myself running up against the character limit. I thought that I had raised custom flags with much longer comments before, ...
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When a comment doesn't contravene the CoC but gets deleted all the same

I often delete my own comments when there are typos, when they might be interpreted in the wrong way, or their wording needs improvement. I also do my utmost to delete comments that are no longer ...
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I'd like to be able to see “Unfriendly” flags lodged against me

I think it would be beneficial to be able to see comments of mine that have had unfriendly flags ("It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse." and "It's unfriendly or unkind.") lodged against them. ...
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Comment flag submit button is no longer disabled if another comment was flagged within the last five seconds

In the old comment flagging UI (the one before major changes were made to the comment flagging system recently), it used to be that if another comment was flagged within the last five seconds, the ...
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Regex pattern for automatic removal of “what have you tried”

According to "What have you tried" epidemic, this four-word question has been banned from comments, and "comments that consist of little more than "what have you tried" can be deleted with a single ...
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Moderators should be able to undelete comments that were deleted by a single flag [duplicate]

Moderators can undelete comments that have been deleted. This is useful; it allows us to purge a big pile of comments and then undelete the two that added value. It also lets us undo accidents (...
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Report comment dialog mispositioned [duplicate]

For me, the modal/dialog window is positioned semi outside the screen. When resizing the window or opening the developer tools, the issue fixes itself. When resizing it back or closing the developer ...
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Could we provide some automatic feedback on (enough) unfriendly/rude comments?

If you have too many recent declined flags, you get a warning when you next start to flag something. If you fail a review audit, you also get feedback (I think on the spot in that case). In both ...
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Is it appropriate to flag another comment “no longer needed” after writing a similar, more precise one?

I just came across a question on Stack Overflow, and asked the OP to enhance his problem statement. Another person did the same in parallel, ending up with: Now, I am simply wondering: is it ...
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Can we reduce the delay for flagging comments?

I often read a thread of old comments then go through and flag all the no-longer-needed ones*, but there's a wait of 5 seconds to flag a comment. The wait is a bit annoying, so I'd like it to be ...
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What happens when a comment is flagged for harassment?

What happens when a comment is flagged for being offensive or harassment, etc., and the flag is deemed helpful? Apparently the comment is deleted. Is there any message to the offending user? Are there ...
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Allow unflagging comments [duplicate]

I recently flagged a comment as unfriendly/unkind, but after returning to it after some time, I think I may have made a mistake. So can we be allowed to unflag comments?
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Some questions regarding CoC and flagging comment to understand them better

Motivation Let me first try to explain my main motivation for writing this post. It is, to put simply, to try to understand our new Code of Conduct (henceforth CoC) and the scheme of flagging chat ...
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Different standards of conduct on different Stack Exchange sites? [closed]

I want to know clearly, if diversity in the working standard of good and bad conduct across different sites should be flexibly allowed or if we should have the same standard of defining good and bad ...
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Flagging a comment doesn't count as a review [duplicate]

While reviewing First Posts or Late Answers if you upvote a comment, it counts as "reviewed". If you flag a comment (for any reason) it doesn't count. Is this intentional? Any particular reason ...
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If my comment is flagged “Unfriendly or unkind” how do I know?

How can a new user or any user on Stack Exchange sites know if their comments are coming across "Unfriendly or unkind"? Is there a notification when someone flags it? if it's deleted (in the handling ...
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Why is the [I'm Done] button unavailable after only flagging comments in the First Posts review queue?

I just flagged two comments during a review of a question in the First Posts queue (on another SE site). Then I wanted to select the button I'm Done, but it's unavailable (I can only select No action ...
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Use the same location for Submit button in the comment flag dialog as in the post flag dialog

Something bothers me about the new comment flag dialog: it's the only dialog with the submit button on the left. Can we please move it to the right: like the post flag dialog: and half a dozen other ...
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Can we introduce comment flag bans as we have for posts flags?

Declined post flags give people warnings and can result in flag bans. Allow recovery from flag hellban There's a rise in both flags and in declined flags, as reviewed in these two questions: Can we ...
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Automatic flags attached to irrelevant posts

I'm a moderator on EE.SE. In the past few days, I've seen the system create automatic flags against a particular user ("more than three rude/NC comments ..."). Now, this particular user can be ...
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Can we have some statistics on the potential change in rate of comment flags?

With the changes in the Code of Conduct and all the publicity around being unwelcoming. It feels like we've been on an express train of changes. I could be wrong, but I suspect there's been a rise in ...

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