❓Answering Common Questions: How do I know if I got Flagged/Downvoted? 🚩

in steem-help •  3 years ago  (edited)

This guide was requested by the user @farmstead on a previous post.

If anyone has a topic they would like a guide written for, feel free to ask in the comments and I'll get it on my to-do list.



This is gonna be a somewhat shorter guide since there aren't a ton of easy ways to offer on this. Lately, more often than not when you see a post payout going down(which I wrote about here, it's due to the price of Steem going down (payouts run off the 3.5 day price average) and not from being flagged. But it's sill good to know for sure!

Q: How can I find out if my post has been flagged?

Short Answer: Check the post out on Steemd.

After changes a while back took place, we no longer saw a flag counter next to our posts on Steemit. Instead we see little dot or more (depending on the Steem Power behind the flag) next to the flag icon on articles.

So what were going to do is check out the voting details of your post on Steemd. To to this:

  • Open the post you are wanting to check on in Steemit.
  • In the URL in your browser, Change the "it" in Steemit.com to "d" so it becomes Steemd.com.
    It's been a while since I have gotten any flags, so I had to go back a bit to find one as an example for you.

For example:

My steemit post URL: https://steemit.com/lgbt/@sykochica/2016-transgender-day-of-remembrance

I change the "it" in Steemit.com to "d" so it becomes Steemd.com in this...so if becomes

https://steemd.com/lgbt/@sykochica/2016-transgender-day-of-remembrance

  • Once you've made the change to the URL (web address) hit the enter key and you'll see the Steemd page.
  • Look at the bottom of the voting list. If you see a thumbs down with any names next to it, those are flags on your post. If you don't see any thumbs down with names, you've not received any flags.

Q: Can I do this on SteemDb.com too?

Short answer: Yes..instead of changing the steemit.com (in the posts URL/web address) to steemd.com...change it to steemDB.com.

So this is is very similar to what we did above, with a couple differences at the end. So to find out if you've been flagged on SteemDB.com :

  • Open the post you are wanting to check on in Steemit.
  • In the URL in your browser, Change the "it" in Steemit.com to "db" so it becomes Steemd.com.
    It's been a while since I have gotten any flags, so I had to go back a bit to find one as an example for you.

For example:

My steemit post URL: https://steemit.com/lgbt/@sykochica/2016-transgender-day-of-remembrance

I change the "it" in Steemit.com to "db" so it becomes Steemdb.com in this...so if becomes

https://steemdb.com/lgbt/@sykochica/2016-transgender-day-of-remembrance

  • Once you've made the change to the URL (web address) hit the enter key and you'll see the Steemdb page.

  • Click the Votes tab.

  • Click the Weight button at the top of that column TWO TIMES. This will make the lowest weights be at the top of the list.

  • Anything that shows a negative vote % means it's a flag. The other negative number (which indicates a flag versus upvote) under reward shares shows you the strength of the flag.

TAADAAA! That's it! You're now a master at tracking down if you've been flagged and by whom. Hopefully this isn't something you will need to know, but it's available should it be.


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Thank you so much for these posts @sykochica! Was gone off here for quite some time but am pleased to see you continued your passion of educating everyone new to the ecosystem. You deserve every upvote you get!

I've been stoked to see you back on here! You were definitely missed! :D

Thank you! I really enjoy doing these sort of guides/faqs..and it's a bit easier for me to manage my time versus monitoring the chat room (like we used to do.) It's been a great win/win for me. :)

great :-) thx
as you said

good to know and hopefully never needed ^^

Lately I've been seeing a lot of pornographic posts. I really hope Steemit doesn't become a breeding ground for porn posts m. At least there's that warning button on them, but still...come on. I'd prefer Steemit to be a healthy place for people to cone and share healthy and positive experiences and talk about real world issues. Porn doesn't belong here in my mind

There's been a lot of discussion over NSFW posts over the last year. A lot of the problems users had went away once the filter was put in so certain things wouldn't pop up in your feeds (without the extra click to open it.)

While I can understand not wanting it to take over..it's seemed to have it's own little area for those looking for type of content. Being a platform that tries to be censorship resistant, as well as having an anarchist foundation of sorts...it's hard on principle for me to say an 'absolutely not' on it being here.

Personally, I've become ok with it's current setup. Even though I don't really upvote on NSFW content, I also don't feel the need to flag it.

I'd prefer Steemit to be a healthy place for people to cone and share healthy and positive experiences and talk about real world issues.

I'm absolutely with you on this!! I just can't really in good conscience tell other what content they should seek out.

Fair enough!

Great post. How can I see if a comment got flagged ?

Hello . Dear Friend . Happy day new information

my friend I hope to get the support of your vote here this is an honor
https://steemit.com/steemit/@mars9/and-now-tell-me-if-the-decision-in-your-hand-to-install-the-time-machine-and-travel-to-the-future-without-return

Thank you for the post ,it will go a long way helping some fellow Zimbaweans that i am helping with starting up on Steemit.Some are even having problems creating accounts,so we helping each other using such content.
TAHNK YOU

You're very welcome! And a big welcome to Steemit to you and your fellow Zimbaweans! :D

Ahh, yea..I definitely know about the slow account creation process. Just have them be patient..they will go through. Usually within 7 days. You'll all get in here soon! :D

Thank you very much and please continue posting such great content.
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Thank you for this post!
Always wanted to know that!
Loved it!
Upvoted and Followed!
Here's a question, it can be a topic you could write on.
How do people "Decline Payout" ? How does that work ?

Thanks. I was actually wondering how you do this.

This post received a 3.4% upvote from @randowhale thanks to @sykochica! For more information, click here!

be nice to have some kind of notice that you have been flag,kind of like replies ,and upvotes...seems simple enough idea.... of course I can not code...and the jumping through hoops to check,just seems to bothersome, unless you are being crushed by them..
hope I never suffer from them,thats why I do not use them, easier to just not upvoted resteem, I do not even have to leave a mean post, just close the post and move on .... why be a dick and hurt some one ... if you use it have a good reason! such as a scam, or some form of group police action!....
thats my two cents!
if it is worth more then please upvote ....
:-)
namaste!

How do i figure out my rep to the decimal

nice analysis with a detailed illustrations..thanks..

Thanks for this information!

Absolutely :D

ayy thank you for this info. very useful as a newbie to the platform

Absolutely! I'm happy to be helpful. :)
If you can't find an answer on something in my previous guides feel free to ask. :)

thank you so much. looking forward to digging through them :)

I just did this & realised there is no need to provide reasoning. Is there a point after which the post gets buried?

I just did this & realised there is no need to provide reasoning.

I don't quite follow on this part..sorry. Are you meaning no reason to leave a comment on why a flag was given?

Is there a point after which the post gets buried?

If a post essentially goes 'under zero' from flags it gets grayed out and is hard to get noticed by users. If a users rep goes to zero or below, this occurs automatically on all their posts and comments.

Are you meaning no reason to leave a comment

Yes to that.

On your comment that 'post goes before zero' is it determined purely by up votes minus flags or will the user reps of the voters matter?

User reps can go below zero? How can anyone flag users? This would be an interesting info.

Thanks for sharing! A link to your post was included in the Steem.center wiki page about Flag. Thanks and good luck again!

never really notices that lil dot until you'd explained it.

After changes a while back took place, we no longer saw a flag counter next to our posts on Steemit. Instead we see little dot or more (depending on the Steem Power behind the flag) next to the flag icon on articles.

Great information! Thank you

This post has been ranked within the top 25 most undervalued posts in the second half of Jun 18. We estimate that this post is undervalued by $41.79 as compared to a scenario in which every voter had an equal say.

See the full rankings and details in The Daily Tribune: Jun 18 - Part II. You can also read about some of our methodology, data analysis and technical details in our initial post.

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Thank you for sharing this.... I really need a flag of love.... ha..ha..! :)

This answered my question. Thanks!

Very informative post, thanks for sharing :)

I was wondering about this! Very helpful! Thank you so so much!!

Thanks for your posts!!
I have one other question!
How can I know when someone has tag my name in one post? Now I find it randomly, when checking back art contest results for example. But I don't get any notification when someone adds @omwith on the post.
I may have lost visibility on some for sure..

Thanks in advance! Your posts are really helpful!

Thank you! I love helping Steemians out! :D

The mentions are a tough one especially since the notifications for them often just show and leave. But there was an app made recently that helps with this..

https://mentions.steemdata.com/

Thanks!! I wish one day all these external applications (eg chat, etc) will be integrated within steemit!!

No problem. Oh yea..that would be really nice.

Very good for people wondering about that.
Definitely second the thought:

Hopefully this isn't something you will need to know, but it's available should it be.

Something important to consider if you are getting flagged is that this platform is decentralised and it is everyones right to express their point of view, some may choose to express their point of view with a flag. However some of the more considerate ones doing this my choose to provide an explanation in the comments of the post that was flagged.

PS Thank you Sykochica for helping us grow understanding in our community.

Great points! I somewhat touched on it some days back in this post but it's definitely worth having mentioned in here too. I should have.

It's the pro's and con's of our society here having to learn how to monitor itself. :)

PS Thank you! I'm very happy to do it. :D

grins I love you Chica.

@sykochica. Thanks for the flag post. There is tons to learn here. My sincere gratitude to you for making it happen to newbies like me.

Thanks for posting this up! :) I appreciate it as a newbie. Since flags make your rep go down, I think it's important to figure out if your post was flagged, and it's just a nice to see who flagged it. Maybe get an explanation and maybe talk to them about removing it (nicely, obviously).

Quite understandable! I have seen people touch base and get the flag removed at times. It definitely can work. Or like you said..at least get an explanation. :)

It's always good to learn maybe what you did is wrong so that you can fix it and maybe not do it again. I hope people don't just flag cause they disagree with something, but rather because it's actually a bad thing... Like plagerism or violence or something.

Is there any other reason, besides being flagged (thank goodness, I don't think I was flagged!) that someone's rep would go down?