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request feature: 'bulk-flagging'

Travel Forums System Talk request feature: 'bulk-flagging'

1. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I would really like to have a possibility to simultaneously flag all posts by a member for review. This would be really helpful for keeping the forums clean of spam because right now, manually flagging all posts takes a considerable amount of clicks, not to mention time. Yesterday, flagging 60 (near-identical) posts from two different profiles took me 10 minutes and a sore hand, and this new feature would reduce the work by a great extent.

Of course, this being a rather powerful feature, there should a number of limitations both in who can use it (only for respected members and gurus? apply for it separately?), and whose posts it can be used on (budding members?). Also, I'm not sure if the effort of implementing this would not outweigh the necessity of having it in the first place... ah well, just a thought.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Niels,

Was actually thinking something similar yesterday, but along the lines of a 'delete all flagged posts' button. Yes, it was I that went through deleting them after your flagging :)

I'll go out slightly on a limb here and say it isn't really really necessary to flag each post by a member as spam if they've posted the same thing 10 times. Two flags will block the member from posting which is very useful. If the other mods are like me they probably also check the users profile for other threads they've created/posted in to establish a pattern and just go through the posts linked from the profile deleting them as they go along. Having said that, it is useful to flag them as they're removed from public view that way AND if a mod is only checking the 'flagged posts page' then they'd all be listed there.

So what I'm trying to say is that in extreme cases it's probably not necessary to flag all posts by a member as spam, but it's still appreciated greatly if you do (make sense at all?)

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

making perfect sense, you do :)

Yeah, that's what I figured in the end. But it's just sooo annoying...

Just for my information; is it possible for mods to look back farther than just the last 10 posts? In the case of this x123-guy that's been active lately, that would be an absolute necessity :)

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 27, 2008, at 6:49 AM by bentivogli ]