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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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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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'Unfriendly or unkind' flag not showing in flag summary [duplicate]

With the new comment flagging which rolled out today, we have the option of: It's unfriendly or unkind. The comment violates our Code of Conduct. However, after raising this flag, it does not ...
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Keyboard-only users cannot flag comments in the new comment flag dialog

One of the baseline principles of web accessibility is that all functionality of a site should be available via keyboard navigation alone. (That's guideline 2.1 from WCAG 2.1.) The new comment flag ...
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Updated comment flagging - Supporting the new Code of Conduct

We're no strangers to discussion of the flag dialogues, particularly when it comes to comment flags. Since that discussion two years ago we've been reassessing how comments are used on the network and ...
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Big white “box” when number of comments flags exceeded

Apparently, another change has been made to comment flagging. Previously, when I flagged too quickly (under 5 seconds) I got a red message, which was annoying and I'm glad it's gone. Today, ...
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“No longer needed” flags still continue to show up as “not relevant” in my flag history, even after the name change was reverted

Today, the change that modified the name of the "no longer needed" comment flag to "not relevant" was reverted. When flagging a comment, the option now shows as "no longer needed". However, after ...
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Make the comment flag dialog draggable again

The post flag dialog can be dragged. This is helpful when I'm writing a custom flag and want to be able to see the text behind the dialog to quote from it or to make sure that what I'm writing is ...
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Why was “no longer needed” renamed “not relevant”?

On July 31st, the "no longer needed" flag reason was renamed "not relevant". Many have complained about or questioned this change (examples: 1, 2, 3, 4), but the only official post I've been able to ...
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Increase clickable area in comment flag dialog [duplicate]

The comment flag dialog recently changed. A side effect of that change was to reduce the size of the clickable area. In particular, the clickable regions on the new flag dialog are pretty skinny, as ...
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Comment flag thank you note z-index

Today I stumbled upon another issue with the thank you notice that pops up after flagging a comment: When you don't click that notice away and scroll down, that notice will go over the header nav. I ...
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Why was the display of prior “no longer needed” comment flags retroactively changed to “not relevant” in my flag history?

I noticed that the "no longer needed" flagging option for comments was changed to "not relevant". Okay, fine. This should affect all future flags. But I noticed when looking in my flag history that ...
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New “Thank you” when flagging a comment

The interface for flagging comments has changed. When I flag a comment as "Not relevant" (or anything else, but that's the one I use when working the queues) I get a green "Thank you" message. EVERY ...
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Comment flag dialog recent UI change to be updated in Flag Posts privilege page

Recently the UI changed for the flagging comments dialog. In the privileges page for the Flag Posts, the old UI image is still being used for the Comment section. Can the new UI be displayed on all ...
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Please wrap the entire comment flag description in a `<label>` (making the entire text clickable)

Currently, in the new comment flag modal, when you want to select an option, you have to click either on the radio button, or on the top part of the description. This is because only the top part of ...
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“thanks for flagging” popup gets messed up when the comment is automatically deleted

For some comments, the comment is automatically deleted when you raise a flag. This includes certain keywords and short +1 comments. But when you raise that flag with the new comment flag interface, ...
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Remove the “thanks for flagging” popup after the user has raised a number of flags

Currently, whenever anyone flags a comment, they get this popup: or, more recently: I personally find this really annoying, especially since I flag a great many comments a day (on the order of ...
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What will the comment flag dialog look like after our new CoC has been shipped?

In response to this: Did the comment flag dialog change? Will there be future dialog changes? The answer gave an overview of what will be changing. When the Code of Conduct ships, we're replacing ...
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Comment flags are broken

If I flag a comment now, it puts the dialog off the page: It is only fixed by performing one of these actions: Maximize window (if not already maximized) Restore window (if maximized) I am ...
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Please consider these minor improvements to the new comment flagging modal

A new comment flagging modal just went live: Aside from the fact that now it doesn't match the other flagging/closure modals in design (something that will likely be changed in the future...), I've ...
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Did the comment flag dialog change? Will there be future dialog changes?

I've now noticed when clicking the flagging dialog for comments that a new animated popup appears now. Is this going to change in the future for the other flagging dialogs such as questions/answers? I ...
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In the flag summary, put the pending flags on top of old ones for flags on the same post

When viewing your flag summary, you are presented with a list of flags, sorted by post. If you flag a bunch of comments on the same post, those are all listed together... including pending flags on ...
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Comment flag recent UI change is not updated in the flag posts privilege page

The UI behavior of the comment flag is recently changed. ie., the comments flag option is appearing always. But in all the site's "Flag Posts" ( https://<site-name>/help/privileges/flag-posts) ...
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Flagging a comment displays the word “flag”, changes to image of red flag upon reload

Since this change was just rolled out, I noticed a bug in flagging comments. When I submit a comment flag, the vote and flag buttons change to the word "flag" in red-colored text: Then, after I ...
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Why are the comment upvote and flag options always appearing now?

I just saw now that a new build had rolled out in which the comment upvote and flag options are always visible. Previously, one had to mouse over the area in order to see them. Why was this just ...
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Remove the comment flag rate limit when flagging comments on the same post

In Can we remove the 5 second rate limiting on comment flags?, a status-declined tag was thrown on a request to remove the 5-second rate limit entirely. The reason provided was that abuse becomes more ...
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Give moderator power to convert comment/answer into pending question

Problem: I have on occasion run into "answers" and comments that are better suited as questions, and seen other SO folks pile on the response with bluntness about asking a question instead, adding ...
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Let's hold language in comments to the same standard as posts

Through his never-ending sense of wonder and curiosity, my colleague Jon Ericson recently posted some findings on his exploration into the possibility of ...hastily written... questions essentially ...
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Show amount of active red flags a comment has

Rude comments are bad, and should be removed as soon as possible. Think that at this point in time, there's no doubt about that. One pretty simple change that can help a lot in this direction is to ...
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Flagged comments show as “helpful” when post was deleted but remain visible

This could potentially be a duplicate of Why does flag marking as helpful/declined not always correlate with moderator action?, but the timing makes me think maybe not. There was a lengthy discussion ...
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Allow new users to flag comments on their own posts

Something that has always bothered us about the new user experience was the amount of guidance we've got out there telling folks to flag rude or abusive comments, but not allowing new users to do it, ...
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Link to the permanent URLs of the comments whose flags got declined

This request is similar to Where can I see which comments I have flagged?. Instead, in this case, I wish to get the permanent URL of exactly which comments I had flagged. You can find your old, ...
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Is a snide comment rude or just unnecessary?

I often find myself unable to decide between "rude" and "unnecessary" flag reasons, as it isn't uncommon for unnecessary comments to also be pot shots at new users. I recently flagged a comment that ...
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Want ability to flag comment for the author, rather than moderators, to notice

Occasionally, I write a comment about an answer or question; then the author makes an edit, telling me "@einpoklum: see edit" or something similar. At this point, and if my comment is not otherwise ...
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Reintroduce flagging of comments on nominations

As seen by the following meta discussions, there is no voting for or flagging of comments on an election nomination: Unable to flag or vote on comments on moderator nominations I can't upvote ...
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Remove post/comment after you cast the final flag

yes, I know development on the apps is discontinued for the moment. I'm just putting this here in case it gets rolling again in 6-8 years ... On the full & mobile website, whenever you flag a ...
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Flagging a comment on a grayed-out answer is acting weird [duplicate]

When flagging a comment on an answer scored -3 or lower (so it's grayed out), if you move your mouse off of the answer/flag dialog the flag dialog grays out as well and hides under things. In this ...
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Can we implement temporary automatic comment ban on 'x' number of validated rude comment flags?

There's been problems with abusive comments since the site started. What's with all the rude comments recently? We still haven't managed to conquer the issue. Negative comments drive new users ...
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Text box overflows when adding a custom flagging reason

When flagging a comment (I was in the review queue when I did) the text box is wider than the gray area. I'm on Chrome, Version 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) (64-bit).
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Are comments which respond to another comment deleted by single flag?

I am aware that sometimes comments are deleted as a result of single flag if they contains some blacklisted words/phrases, as explained in several posts on this site. (For example: What is the SE ...
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How should we respond to questionable language in otherwise great comments?

This is a very personally opinionated question. I am not asking you to agree with me, I want your personal opinion. I have found that the questionable language people use in comments, particularly on ...
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Flag for comments telling students to tell their professor they are using old technology

I often see posts from a student who is struggling with some concept which has comments that focus on the approach or technique used being old and obsolete rather than focusing on the question itself. ...
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Can't flag comment [duplicate]

This comment cannot be flagged, even when the other can. App Version: 1.0.95 Device Manufacturer: Sony Device Model: E2312 OS Version: 6.0.1 (4059386522)
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“Not constructive” => “Rude or abusive” or “No longer needed”?

On SO recently a poorly-asked question received this comment: 410 points and you still have to tell them how to ask a question properly... Now, the question was poorly asked (and downvoted and ...
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Add an “answer in comments” flag reason

Answers in comments are a thing comments aren't for. It's an issue enough for RPG.SE and for IPS.SE that we have meta topics saying not to do it, and on the site I moderate, "answer in comments" or ...
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Distinguish comment flag from comment being flagged

I once handled a flag on a post as such: I first thought they were two separate flags, but after looking at the flag dashboard, only the first thing was a comment flag and the other was the actual ...
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When does a comment become unnecessary?

The new description for the new flag type "no longer needed" reads This comment is obsolete, chatty, or otherwise unnecessary. Obviously it replaced "obsolete" and "too chatty", and all the other ...
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Wasn't there a “not constructive” flag for comments? [duplicate]

I thought there was such a thing - and yes, I see that a handful of my comment flags are about "not constructive". I wanted to use it just now - but the list of available flags only shows "rude", "...
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'No longer needed' flag description isn't localized on ja.SO

On Japanese Stack Overflow, the description for the 'No longer needed' flag is still in English: I've checked other sites (ru.SO, pt.SO) but there it's already in the right language.