"well constructed" flag

"well constructed" flag

Postby kaf on Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:13 am

Hi Adum, I don't see much meaning in the "well constructed" flag. If a problem is flagged, that means it needs editor's attention. If I was an editor I would be pretty annoyed by that. ;)
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Re: "well constructed" flag

Postby adum on Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:22 pm

well, the idea is to let people counterbalance flags that signify an issue. if you only have those, there's no way to know if a problem is really problematic or not. but with the "well constructed", even if one person has said "invalid", if 10 have said "well constructed", you can dismiss the invalid flag as an anomaly.
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Re: "well constructed" flag

Postby kaf on Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:46 pm

you 've got me wrong, - i do like flags. It's just when an editor sees a problem with, say, 10 flags, he has to read them to see if these are "good" or "bad" flags. And that is distracting. I think an editor is capable of making decision about validity of the "needs fixing" flag without waiting for people to counterweight it with "well constructed" flags. Besides, I've seen many invalid problems with quite a few "well constructed" flags.
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Re: "well constructed" flag

Postby adum on Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:41 pm

hmmn, that's an interesting point. how about this: the number next to the "Flag problem" dropdown gives a +/- count of bad flags and good flags. so it might say +3 if there are 4 well-constructed and 1 needs fixing. that would help the instant information part. sound good?
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Re: "well constructed" flag

Postby kaf on Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:34 am

It would be much better indicating somehow if there is at least one "bad" flag assigned to the problem. Then, it would mean that the problem requires editor's attention. Even better - marking such problems in the list (changing color of the problem name?).
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Re: "well constructed" flag

Postby adum on Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:44 am

hmmn, that makes some sense.

of course, there's also the page that shows flagged problems, which should be a big help to editors.
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