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AskLO: Where has the "flag offensive" option gone? [closed]

asked 2013-09-20 02:21:56 +0200

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EDIT: I am going to include some screenshots so that what I am seeing is clearer.

In this thread, these are the options I am seeing (under Iceweasel 20.0) beneath the question, my answer, and the subsequent answer.

In this thread, these are the options I am seeing beneath the question (i.e., the same as the question linked above) and the related answer (i.e., the same as the second answer).

It appears all new answers no longer appear to offer a "flag offensive" option. @David suggests in a comment below that the variation may be due to karma settings. The lack of a "flag offensive" option makes SPAM reporting impossible more tedious as we now have to use the close link and corresponding Reasons field as indicated below by @mariosv. It also appears to be impossible to flag a user for spamming, which would be even more useful. The option against answers appears to have been removed in only the last couple of weeks.

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I can see the "flag offensive" option in all (new) answers (current Firefox, SeaMonkey) – apparently visible only with moderator status.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-09-20 19:04:01 +0200 )edit

OP: @oweng

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-10-11 22:17:47 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-09-27 01:18:41 +0200

David gravatar image

This is a bug in Askbot 0.7.48 and is fixed in 0.7.49 which we will get eventually.

Good to know it was a temporary blip!

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@David – Thanks for the clarification.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-09-27 13:55:00 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-09-20 02:29:40 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

updated 2013-09-21 02:36:18 +0200

Hi @oweng, it is an option in Xclose.


When I click in Xclose I can select the Reason:

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edit flag offensive delete link more


... and where is Xclose?

L-user gravatar imageL-user ( 2013-09-20 08:17:46 +0200 )edit

@L-user - under the post ( - do options here depend on "karma" levels?

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-09-20 09:50:01 +0200 )edit

@mariosv, I do not get any option offered to me when I click the "X close" link. Clicking "X close" simply deletes the related answer. I raised this question because I have resorted to deleting (rather than flagging) answers that appear to be SPAM, which then leaves the spamming user account.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-09-21 01:58:23 +0200 )edit

@mariosv, please ignore my previous comment above this one. I was confusing the "delete" link with the "close" link. Using "close" is not an ideal solution, but I will consider this a workaround for now. Thanks.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-09-22 09:29:38 +0200 )edit

FWIW, I miss the "flag", too. It did a job that the new (?) setup seems not to include.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-09-22 14:45:27 +0200 )edit

I am completely confused by this AskLO issue. In this thread I can now see a "flag offensive" option against my answer, but not the initial question. It must be related to some karma+badges combination. I am starting to develop some concerns about this site. The original forum is much easier to deal with.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-09-23 08:18:03 +0200 )edit

As a newbie, I just have to say this format is totally confusing. If you try to follow the thread you have to scroll up and down and it still sometimes doesn't make sense. Could somebody tell me what this interface is called? Is it still a forum or does it have a specific name? I know this is a little off topic but I agree with oweng - the original forum is much easier to deal with. Thanks for linking to it - I wouldn't have known it existed.

jwriter gravatar imagejwriter ( 2013-09-23 16:32:50 +0200 )edit

@jwriter = this is Askbot - identification and a link in the footer. It's reasonable Q&A software (though I still prefer StackOverflow's "version"). It handles the Q&A side of things well, though the format is not suited to discussions (like this!) where forum software is more appropriate. IMO, of course. :)

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-09-23 21:57:17 +0200 )edit

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