I would like to address an area of improvement for Steemit. It is in regards to users having the ability to flag content that is not plagarism or not scamming Steemians. I call this spam flagging.
I have initially used the flag with @sirwinchester. At first, I noticed several of my logos from an early post were being used as the main image and would inform him that I wanted a link back or I would leave a flag.
This happened several times and instead of asking first, I would flag first then remove it when he linked back.
Other users were using them as well, but they all linked either to the post or to my steemit blog.
@sirwinchester has gotten much better about citing his sources (not just me), and I appreciate his posts because they always lead to a good discussion as seen in the comments.
This was the first time one of my posts was flagged. It was by user @asshole on this post and I didn't understand why. I make most of my content and even when I use the royalty free source called unsplash.com, I still cite the reference. I do so because I don't want to block opportunity from someone when they've earned it.
My post had a flag and despite my request the flag to be removed. @asshole just kept it there blocking some of my upvote revenue.
There was nothing I could do to contest it.
I asked @onceuponatime and @twiceuponatime in the last post why they flagged my content and they didn't resoond. I assume it was because I flagged the recent @mattrainer post and their spam flagging is retaliation.
After rereading @matttrainer's posts and comments I flagged @stan and once's. I realized that I flagged their comments because their support of a heavily flagged scammer made them look suspicious. And their defense or encouragement of his project made them look complicit with the scam. This is a personal opinion and I won't flag on opinion in the future.
What is the best way to prevent spam flagging?
What do you suggest I do when I am repeatedly flagged as I've described in this post?
What design feature can help EOS prevent situations that would lead to spam flagging?