23 votes
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How do I respond to chatroom flags for a site in non English language?

If you don't know the site language, just don't review the flags. It's not obligatory - someone using the site will hopefully come and do it for you.
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17 votes

How do I respond to chatroom flags for a site in non English language?

Usually I will follow this pattern: If something is visually very obviously spam, I will handle it as such; If Google translate yields something very disturbing, something that is again very obvious, ...
14 votes

Have better distinction between flags and stars

Instead, mirror the flag-count to the lefthand side of the flag icon, and the star-count to the left of the star icon. The interface remains visually minimalistic while conveying its message more ...
14 votes
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Who is able to see who raised a chat flag?

Update: At some point, the system was changed so that all moderators on the server (e.g. chat.SE) can see who raised a flag, irrespective of the moderator's site of origin or the room that the flag ...
  • 56.9k
13 votes
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Don't let moderators be chatroom owners

In terms of moderation privileges, sure, it's redundant, but it's not redundant in marking who considers themselves "responsible" (in some sense) for maintaining the chat room. Occasionally it's ...
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11 votes
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There are no chat flags to display but the number is shown

There's a big pile of SQL that runs periodically to correct denormalized star, pin, flag, and mod-flag counts on messages and rooms. It has a bit of a special-case for deleted messages: they always ...
  • 436k
11 votes
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Does clicking on OK in the "flag for moderator" window with an empty input text field raise any flag?

No. While clicking the OK button dismisses the pop-up, it does not raise any flag: No "Thanks, we'll take a look at it." message No notification badge for mod-flag shown (tested on my private mod-...
10 votes
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"Counterflagging" Catch-22

This happens when the flag was already dealt with before you tried to clear it. Flags in chat get cleared very, very quickly due to the large number of moderators and 10k users on chat at any time. ...
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10 votes

Show non-English chat flags to users of non-English sites only

This is a good idea, but there is one major consideration that needs to be taken into account: what about multilingual users? For example, I speak (some) Spanish. Enough that I've managed to get a ...
  • 36k
9 votes

The ability to flag a malicious chat flag

I'm not a fan of this. I respect and appreciate where it's coming from but I really think it opens a can of worms that we don't really want. The problem I have with this is that it's not always ...
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6 votes

I can see chat flags without 10k

According to this the 10 k privileges for chat only depend on your global reputation, even for StackOverflow (while everything else is separate for Stack Overflow). So, what you experienced may be ...
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6 votes

Flagging a chatroom message as a means of getting a moderator to move the chat?

That warning about serious problems is to prevent that the mod queue is filled with non-sense requests that can be handled with normal chat flags that are actionable by users with 10K rep or by Room ...
  • 83k
5 votes
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Can I flag a chat message as redundant?

I don't see why it would be relevant to get a chat message that is redundant removed. Generally that would mean that 99 percent of all chat messages could be flagged. So the answer is no: you can't ...
5 votes

Can I flag a chat message as redundant?

What for? Let it stay there. Like with questions and answers, there's no need to flag them if they are not really bad. While flagging isn't a good option, you can ask a Room Owner to move the ...
4 votes

Should users see a notification about their flagged and deleted chat messages?

Chat users can see their own deleted messages, but this isn't really about seeing the messages; it's about knowing to go look. If you come back to the site hours after your messages and it's a busy ...
4 votes

Include mods-in-room/room owner information in chat flags

Another thing which could prevent the blue tide: Don't push flags outside the room if there is a moderator active in the room already. In the Bridge there are almost always moderators active, and ...
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4 votes
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Should "is this offensive?" chat flags about non-English messages be sent to language-speakers somehow?

I could have sworn its come up a few times - mostly with the $lang.so sites. These are a pain, and at least as moderators go we often leave them until a 'native language' moderator (not necessarily ...
  • 140k
4 votes

"Trustworthiness rating" of chat flags in review bubble in form of prior flag acceptance stats

A flag is literally a sign that someone needs to take a look at something. Back when flagging was new on SE, they had something called flag weight - had no real value except for badges but.. people ...
  • 140k
3 votes

What is the correct chat flag to flag "unfriendly" messages?

You may not need to flag at all. The challenges of chat moderation are very different from the challenges of site moderation. I've always felt that the start of the chat moderation process, and ...
  • 140k
3 votes

Proposed change to how chat room flags are seen by users who can take care of them

I'd like to open by saying that I was a proponent of this approach for quite a while, though I do realize that there are three different contexts where this approach may or may not work better. With ...
  • 140k
3 votes

How could I have handled this better in chat (flag apparently led to suspension)?

It's worth remembering who and why you've flagged, and the outcome that you expect from it. Admittedly, I've lost my temper repeatedly at Sonic, and the outcome has been I've chosen to engage less ...
  • 140k
3 votes

Flag history feature for mods on the chat network

In the meantime, ♦ moderators have received the ability to see all recent flags (on the current chat server) via /admin/recent-flags. Last week, there have been ~30 flags, so it isn't too hard ...
  • 229k
3 votes

Make flagged chat messages deletable regardless of edit window

What I would suggest is a "mea culpa" flag for your own stuff. You posted something and it didn't have the desired effect and now it needs to go. What it would do is notify you that you have a flag on ...
  • 21k
3 votes

The ability to flag a malicious chat flag

I think this kind of ignores the core issues. We're trying to find a purely technical issue to something that's a social/cultural issue. This is roughly the equivalent of a bunch of children running ...
  • 140k
3 votes

Clarifications for suspensions in chat

...no, it was not due to a flag being handled, and you're well aware of that. This was a manual suspension, which means there was a reason behind it. So... there's a lot of context at play here, much ...
  • 56.9k
2 votes

The ability to flag a malicious chat flag

First a bit of background… I never thought flagging every problem was an effective means of guiding and controlling routine annoyances in chat. Flagging is effective way to stop (or clean up) major ...
2 votes

Disallow flagging chat messages from the transcript as offensive

I would go one step further and not only remove it from the transcript but also apply a time limit. Maybe 15-60 minutes. Could even depend on the activity in that room (high activity: short limit, low ...
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