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Craig Eliason said:My guess is, here "Disagree" is proxy for the no-longer-available "Off-Topic."
Didn't we just have this discussion on another thread?
A gentle reminder to all to re-read The Rules.
The forum software is limited. We can't make the “Off-Topic” flag do what we want it to do, so we use the “Abuse” flag. Because this forum is small—even though there are thousands of members, only a fraction actually engage on a regular basis. As stated in The Rules, any rule that is broken warrants a flag. If we could rename “Abuse” to anything else, we would, but we can’t. Other flags require 10 flags before they alert moderators. Separating them compounds the problem. “Abuse” only requires 5. Because we want to be alerted as soon as possible, that’s why we use the “Abuse” flag. This was discussed in this thread already.
The flags and rules have been debated quite thoroughly by the administrators and moderators already. We’ve tested other scenarios out, they didn’t work as we expected, and what we have now works for the majority of users. No system is going to be perfect, especially not with the limited software that we have. And not everyone is going to like it.
As for the Disagree button. I will address that on that topic.
As for users who abuse the flag. If you feel you’ve been wrongfully flagged, message the Moderators/Admins directly. We’ll review the flag and deal with the matter privately. This is also stated in The Rules.
I’m locking this thread now. These reactions were changed a year and a half ago. People are welcome to start new threads on new topics.