Solving the flagging problem. With Pizza!

in #flagging4 years ago

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I’ve seen a number of posts lately about flagging and how we fix it. Arguments ranging from increasing the power to flag posts to eliminating flagging. I’m against censorship but do appreciate that obvious spam is removed to make my experience better.

My solution: Do nothing! It will fix itself if communities are well implemented.
Communities are supposed to be coming in a future HF. Communities will be a way to categorize content. Hopefully this allows users to shape their view of content.

How does this solve the problem you ask?
Let’s say I hate pizza. I mean I really hate pizza and I flag any post about the moral abomination that is pizza. ;-p
If there is a pizza community I chose not to view I’ll never have to suffer through another pizza post again! If I’m not seeing the posts, I’m not flagging them.

While there still could be some rogue flagger going into the pizza community they simply won’t have the power to flag everything pizza. They may be able to impact a post here or there but the overall pizza community will be unaffected.

Now replace the word pizza with whatever controversial topic you like and you get my point.

Time for dinner, can you guess what I’m having?

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Haha I love this! This is a great way of putting it. Keep up the great posts. I love your info and humor. I would really appreciate it if you could have a look at some of my stuff too, if you have the time. It would really mean a lot to me. Keep up this amazing work and I'll be here with you on steemit on your journey to success. I can see you making it really far here.

I agree with you. Communities will help a lot.
You're definitely having a pizza right now for dinner :D

I'm going to put some pineapple on it just to cause outrage!

Lmao, the moral abomination that is pizza! hahaha :D

Flagging some thing still unclear to me.

Great work,hope you had enjoyed your pizza too :D

Hmm you'll have ramen for dinner i guess?

I've eaten a lot of ramen in my life but none yesterday!

I tried xD

great and interesting ideas you have there :)

Mainly I agree, but there remains one reason for flagging:

  • Disagree with the payout.

I could be, that I agree with the content of one certain post, but the payout is too high related to the content in my opinion. But this kind of flagging is only useful for big whales. For little dolphins like me it would have no effect.

I like your pizza analogy. Personally I have never flagged anything and I agree that a great community will be able to solve it themselves with a few upgrades along the way.

A couple of questions though:

Whenever there is money involved there will always be people wanting to take exploit it. Won't they always be able to find ways of exploitation?

Sometimes I read a good post on Steemit, but later find out that it was plagiarized. I would never have found out myself and am thus grateful that others do (manually or automatically). I want contributors on Steemit who are thinking for themselves. Not thieves..

Just a few thoughts. I hope you will be able to comment mynewsteemit

Thanks
@ronni

What is "future HF"

Hard Fork, the way steemit implements changes.

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there must be system in place to abuse flagging