First, a question: could there perhaps be an extension on being able to provide feedback?
At least for me personally, a minor comedy of errors has transpired on my ass, including just being mondo busy at work and being sleep deprived for silly reasons (not saying that as a joke, besides just how work leaves me sleep deprived by default, the specific exacerbating reasons are actually pretty silly overall). I haven’t had much time to sit down, absorb the thread, trim away at redundancy by saying that I second what others have said already, and thus distill my response to what I will find to be the most individually my own perspective as well as what I find to be the most important things.
I mean, my perspective is not more important than anyone else’s or anything, but, you know, I thought I’d ask, maybe see if there was anyone else who felt the same way. However I can also see a situation where the mods/admins feel a sense of urgency about collecting and assessing the results of this thread, so, if that’s the case, I can try to sneak it under the finish line tonight.
Secondly, you know, I probably should have said this way sooner (again, crazy busy at work), but maybe there should have been a way to collect feedback anonymously, you could probably do that via a Google Form. Just in case someone felt really shy about it, I suppose? And. potentially, there could be a way for them to specify whether they wanted to have that feedback posted publicly but by one of the mods so as to conceal their forum handle. I dunno. Maybe that will be something to try in the future.
Thirdly, some minor, focused feedback:
antillese Done! Happy to have resolved my first flag!
Saying this publicly in a bunch of places so we all learn as a community:
We’re trying to move away from tagging individual mods. Next time use the “flag” post feature by hitting the three dots at the bottom of the post. Flag it with “other” and you can type some stuff. This lets it go into the collective moderation team’s bucket rather than being dependent on one person happening to see your tag.
One issue with this is that you can’t flag a post that you yourself have made. Can that be enabled? If not, should we have some kind of specified protocol for bringing your own posts to the attention of the mods/admins?
I would hope that there is not any kind of demerit to the account if a post made by that account is flagged, so, I suppose a quick socially engineered solution could be to just make a post explaining the issue you want to be addressed, refresh the page, flag the post directly above it, then in the entry box, just type “see my post below” or something.
Kind of an annoying oversight for the forum software… and kind of codes the Flag function as primarily involving conflict or problematic content, which might be why people aren’t already intuiting to just flag things that they want to draw moderator attention towards.