posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 04:41 PM
reply to post by mblahnikluver
I do like the other rule, 20 or more posts to flag.
I have to disagree with you on that point. There are quite a large number of members who are hardened lurkers, who by virtue of their membership have
the right to flag a thread to the membership - let us just remind ourselves that this is the purpose of the flag, not an award, a flag to other
As SO said:
For members, it's your crucial signal to your fellow members who author threads that you feel their work is worthy.
That has now been denied to quite a large proportion of the membership. What is next? Not allowed to star until you have 20 posts?
You cannot FORCE people to participate in posting. You cannot ASSUME that all members feel competent to post or join in, but many enjoy reading. You
cannot CAJOLE people into creating threads just to get 20 posts in.
Basically this is wrong
Additionally SO said:
Also, if you can't start a thread (a new account with less than 20 posts), you can't Flag a thread.
This is an assumption that cannot be made. Just because a member does not have 20 posts does NOT mean they are new.
The ability of ALL members to flag threads to the membership has just been lessened by this action.
I do agree with being able to unflag a previously flagged thread.