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Suggestion about Flags.

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Well there has been a Flagging problem Recently, Flags for no reason on Users Post.My Suggestion is:

On our profile we have the part that says How many Up-Votes/Down-Votes we have gave out same for Received I think we should have the same for Flags,It can Help people find Spam Flaggers Quicker and can just be One less Head ace to worry about ;)

asked Apr 25, 2012 by (Abnormal1!)
retagged Dec 23, 2012
This is kind of un-necessary, but I think this would work well finding people that flag a lot.
(Also nice to know who likes to flag things!)
Yeah, that paired with http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/meta/11547/a-couple-of-suggestions-to-prevent-tons-of-repeat-and-bad-q-as
That way we can find out who flags and know when they do it so the Editors/Mods/Pokemaster can remove bad flags.
Sam **x4** how is this **unnecessary** ? The Purpose for this suggestion was to be able to **STOP**:

 1. Spam **Flagging**
 2. Help us find Spam **Flaggers**
 3. Like you said See who likes to **Spam Flag**
This would help out a **Ton**,Like I said this would help to **Cure** one Less Head ace ;)
^Ab, that's basically the same thing

I agree though, this would be helpful
Yes I understand it is there to help Abnormal, but those kind of statistics should be kept towards users that can actually use that information (Pokemaster, Mods, Editors, etc.).
It would be kind of weird seeing how many flags a person has.

And the Mods and Editors as well as Pokemaster are the only ones that can really do something to stop the excessive flagging/spam anyway, what do we need to see it for?
@ SuperSaiyanMagikarp:In the comment I posted the main reasons we should be able to see how many flags
a person has gave out/received.Do you understand now why I said how is this unnecessary because me and Samx4 have the same reasons that was the point I trying to get him to understand. Thanks for agreeing with me ;)

@Samx4:I  understand when you said (''those kind of statistics should be kept towards users that can actually use that information'') But I feel It would be quicker if everyone could see it and Report it which would be 10x quicker and again One less head ace to have to worry about.
(Pokemaster, Mods, Editors, etc.)

 When you say (''It would be kind of weird seeing how many flags a person has.'') In my opinion it wouldn't be weird at all,We would be able to help Tell Pokemaster, Mods,and Editors.Who is being Spam Flagged.Since Pokemaster/Mods are the only ones who can give Temporary Ban/Ban forever to the user/users who are spam flagging for no apparent reason.
Though it would be rather annoying to have Meta posts popping up all the time saying "THIS PERSON HAS X NUMBER OF FLAGS! And having it end up that 80% of the time they would be legit flags. It would be best to just have Editors/Mods know when something has been flagged so they can deal with it accordingly. Maybe having Editors and Mods be-able to see (Flagged 1 hour ago by User) so we can tell who is doing it, this info would be useless towards regular users and could cause fights, but editors and mods can do something about it.
Well Abnormal, I did not mean weird in the way that it shouldn't really be there, I meant it in a way that having Flags would be an odd statistic to have on a profile.
Sure, it would be quicker, and of course users would report things like this right away, but Speed freak makes a good point about having people post constantly about how many flags users have given.
And mods and editors eventually see this stuff anyways, what if a user with a large number of flags are not spamming, but in fact just so happened to see a lot of rule breaking answers and questions?
Who's to judge?
All I can say here is that 4S is right by saying that this is useless if you are trying to find a Spam Flagger. Many of people have Flagged, which makes this suggestion more redundant. What can be suggested is to raise the Flag Point limit to prevent spam flags from happening, not making them visible in the profile. IMO, this is not needed at all. Also, this information wouldn't benefit the ordinary User, so I also agree with 4S by saying that only Editors, Mods, and Pokemaster should only have access to this information,  not every single User.  Plus, we don't need no disputes on Chat over flagging, now do we?
Oh I understand what you mean Samx4;)PB thanks for better explaining it;) Speed I understand ;)
Great! :)
But don't worry anyways, Pokemaster will figure something out. (And this isn't even really that big of a deal anyways.)

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I don't think this will really help to be honest. I might raise the points needed to flag, but in general it's not a huge problem.

answered Jun 3, 2012 by Pokemaster
selected Jun 14, 2012 by (Abnormal1!)