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1MeditationesMartini
mar 18, 2008, 11:58 am

Hi all,

Is there any "rules page" or other way to get a handle on the basics of flagging? Like, I'm gonna look through this forum, of course, but I mean, the REAL basics - I just figured out that a blue flag is a "not a review" flag and not a "good" flag! Is this set out anywhere, or are people just expected to keep their eyes and ears open? Thanks.

2christiguc
mar 18, 2008, 12:03 pm

If you want to know about flagging reviews in particular, you can check here. Feel free to ask questions as well.

3lorax
mar 18, 2008, 12:05 pm

Um, to be perfectly honest, the best place I know of to see what the flags mean is in the pop-up text that appears when you go to flag a review. It says right there by the blue flag "Click here to flag this as not a review" and by the red flag "Click here to flag this as a violation of the terms of service", with a brief explanation (that "not a review" doesn't mean a short or poorly-written review, and with a link to the TOS") for each. If that wasn't clear enough, I don't think there's anywhere else that it's clearer.

4MeditationesMartini
mar 18, 2008, 12:17 pm

>2 christiguc:: Thanks very much!

>3 lorax:: Well, but I've had a couple of reviews red-flagged (Moby-Dick and The Brothers Karamazov), and been back to the TOS a couple of times, and I'm no further ahead as to where the violations is. I suppose these things are always interpretive. But thanks!

5christiguc
mar 18, 2008, 12:23 pm

>4 MeditationesMartini: People do mis-flag sometimes--that is why there is a green flag. If you disagree, you can remove a flag (even red ones).

6lorax
mar 18, 2008, 2:55 pm

4> Not a review" is admittedly subjective for the edge cases -- if someone had just put the price in the review field and had that blue-flagged it would probably be pretty obvious why. I'll admit I have no idea why people would have red-flagged your reviews, though I never saw the original version. I green-flagged the blue flag, so that should fix itself soon enough.

7MeditationesMartini
mar 19, 2008, 6:09 am