Each comment in The Base Camp chat room has a flag beside it.
Hovering over it says "flag this message as spam, inappropriate or offensive."
I have a few questions about that flag and its implications.
If it's selected, is there another step? For instance, does it offer a choice of reason before reporting it? Is there a message asking to confirm that you want to flag it? One reason I'm asking that is because many times I've almost flagged a post by accident because the flag is so close to the star. If I had hit a flag, and another choice came up, I could have changed my mind before anyone knew I did it!
Does it go into a queue to be reviewed by the moderators? If so, how many moderator votes are necessary to make a determination?
- Does the person who flagged it get any notification as to the outcome?
- If someone receives a certain number of flagged comments, are they penalized? If so, what's the penalty?
If someone raises a certain number of flags that the moderators feel are unjustified, are they penalized? If so, what's the penalty?
If someone feels their comments have been unfairly flagged, what course of action should they take?