posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 09:19 AM
Presently, any member can alert staff about an OP, or a post, by clicking on the ALERT link in the top left corner of the page right under the flag
count. Or, by clicking ALERT from the drop down under each members avatar.
I would like to propose a modification to that system for staff to consider...
In the majority of cases, I've found that text is not necessary. Once a moderator goes to the OP or post in question, it will be immediately clear
why it has been reported. Staff can make their own determination from there. What I propose is a link(red flag icon?) inside each individual OP and
post, maybe in the upper right corner next to reply, that needs only a click to alert the staff. No text. Just a url sent to staff for a
determination. Each time that post is alerted, it moves up one in the queue.
In those cases where text is needed, the ALERT link in the drop down could be left intact.
What are the caveats with a modification such as this?
Anyone have a better idea, or a better way to implement it?
Anyone on staff have an opinion? SO? Springer? Mods?