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New name for flagging

  1. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Yet again we have threads on the forums complaining about Hubbers flagging Hubs.

    The problem is that people confuse the two kinds of flag - the flag that Hubbers submit and the flag that HubPages issues.

    I'm wondering whether one of those names could be changed?

    If they're clearly called two different things, people are less likely to confuse them.  Maybe the link for Hubbers could be changed to "rate or report". 

    We're constantly seeing people reading more into the word "flagging".  "Report" says what it means - that the Hubber is just reporting a problem.  We already use that word in the forums so it would be consistent.

  2. MyWebs profile image83
    MyWebsposted 7 years ago

    That is a very good point and I agree. It would eliminate much confusion.

  3. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    How about if what is now flagging by HubPages admin/system was called "moderated" instead?  After all, that's what it is...

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good idea.

    2. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And that's how we refer to it internally (ie, around the office).  Makes good sense to make this change.  Thanks guys.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you!

  4. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 7 years ago

    We're going to make this change, thanks for the suggestion.

  5. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    Start from scratch and come up with new names.

    Flagged is fine.

    Perhaps we also need Flogged.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Somehow I don't think keeping a cat-o-nine-tails on my desk would improve my image.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image86
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I disagree.  THat's the sort of thing that does famously for a lady's image.  big_smile

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          SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Only if they also dress the part!

          1. Shadesbreath profile image86
            Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Indeed, SirDent, indeed!

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    But I think some people on the forum would rush to get flogged smile

    1. Daniel Carter profile image89
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are delightfully twisted, my dear.

  7. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Great ideas, thanks for suggesting & thanks for administering. smile

  8. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Way to go Marisa for a great idea and way to go HP staff for hopping right to it!  That's what I call customer service!

  9. heart4theword profile image49
    heart4thewordposted 7 years ago

    Sounds fine to me:)  Really still learning, about the do's and dont's!

  10. Whitney05 profile image61
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    "Report" is a better term, since that's how it's used elsewhere, like in the forums and such. Definitely eliminates any confusion. Good call Marisa.

 
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