On Saturday 10 March 2007 15:22:28 Joerg Baach wrote:
If there is a page, and User A comes along and flaggs
it, after which
User B comes along and flags it another way, what do we do?
a) User B overrides User A, we only store the latest flag
b) User Bs flag is used, because it was the latest (keeping both flags)
c) Apply some method to determine an average
d) Show all flags
What do you think?
I agree with P. Birken. It is not useful having a feature for unsetting a
flag. If there is a problem with the currently flagged version (for example
vandalism, or the half done article example with an accidential flag) then a
newer version has to be created and/or flagged. Someone who complains about a
specific version has some specific critics on content. If it is really such a
problem for him he should solve the problem himself. Everthing else would
quickly cause lame vote wars (you know voting is attractive because you're
not forced to think nor need to write anything ;-).
Furthermore I am against multiple flags of the same kind for one version (and
even making an average out of it). This renders flagging into voting. This is
something we strictly have to avoid. Voting or voting like procedures instead
of flagging render creation of sock puppets much more attractive. Something
we definitely have to avoid.
Beside that the history page would look much more complicated and crowed with
information if it is possible to change flags afterwards.
That said I am not against flagging an article as "sighted" and
these are two different things (so for example a version could have
the "minor", "sighted" and "checked" flag). However it would
be useless to
allow people flagging an already "checked" version as "sighted".
Arnomane / Daniel Arnold