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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
No it's not seriously flawed. You can Unflag a thread too. Although it seems this rarely happens. EDIT: You used to be able to unflag, but now it appears you can't...
The alternative of allowing negative flags is the worse of two evils, I believe, because of its potential for abuse. And from what I remember, ATS admins and staff have been opposed to any such negative flagging system for a long time- but the idea has been considered.edit on Wed Jan 11th 2012 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by charles1952
I suppose it depends a bit on what you use the flags for. I don't use them as a measure of the validity of thread. (And it doesn't sound like you will either.) Often I pay no attention to them and rely on the headline combined with the forum to help me decide whether to look.
Of course, once you spend a minute in a thread you've got a pretty good idea if it's worthwhile. Since I don't rely on the flags for much, any system they put in place is fine with me. (Does that make me a flag sheeple?)
Originally posted by tauristercus
Hmmmmm, too bad that the current flag system is essentially "carved in rock" and not open to change.
Personally, I think I'd prefer something along the lines of a thumbs up/down system of thread content rating such as
35 12edit on 12/1/12 by tauristercus because: (no reason given)