Frequently Asked Questions

This is a single FAQ from the MetaFilter FAQ.

The reason I want to flag something isn't listed, what should I do?

We encourage people to use the flagging feature. At the same time, the list of reasons isn't supposed to be an all-inclusive list of when you should [and shouldn't] flag things. Flagging something means you are bringing it to the mod team's attention. We interpret the flags in a few very basic ways.

- look at this quickly [offensive/breaks guidelines]
- look at this soonish [noise/derail/other]
- repair something [HTML error/double comment]

If none of these seem to fit, you can also use the "flag with note..." option to add a brief note attached to a generic "other" flag.

When in doubt, flag it as "other", or use the "flag with note..." option, or drop us a line via the Contact Form and let us know what's up.
(tags: ) July 5, 2011 - back to questions