Re: Site News: Mark annotations for attention
Thank you once again for your technical creativity, ingenuity and, not
least, the ceaseless work.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Phil Gyford <lists@...> wrote:
> Keeping the annotations tidy requires occasional tending. Despite all
> the spam filters a few spam annotations get through occasionally, and
> these only get deleted when someone notices them and emails me. And
> occasionally there are accidentally duplicated annotations which need
> tidying up. Also, an unfortunate number of annotations have been
> truncated during past database moves.
> So, many thanks to those who have doing a fine job at calling my
> attention to such things, particularly Todd, Terry and Dirk.
> I've now added a little thing to make it easier for people to mark
> annotations for attention and easier for me to deal with them. At the
> top of each annotation is a little "Flag this" link. Try clicking one
> (I've posted an example annotation below which you can try). You'll see
> a screen that lets you flag an annotation with one of the following:
> * Spam
> If it's one of the many, and increasingly bizarre, spams.
> * Truncated
> If the annotation disappears abruptly (usually at an apostrophe or
> similar punctuation mark). These are usually annotations from some
> * Duplicated
> If there are two identical annotations, usually next to each other, you
> can flag one of them.
> * Off-topic
> If an annotation is flagrantly off-topic and you'd like to draw it
> attention. It might not need deletion, more of a nudge from me to the
> * Edit required
> If an annotation, probably one of your own, needs something corrected.
> Unfortunately there's no other way to do this, so this is how.
> * Other
> If there's another reason, you're just not sure which category this
> falls into, choose this.
> You can optionally add an explanation, although it's often not
> (say, for obvious spam). And you can include your name and email
> if you like, which may be useful if it's something we might need to
> If you change your mind, just hit the `Cancel' button and you'll be
> taken back to where you were, no harm done!
> An annotation can only be flagged once so the "Flag this" link won't
> disappear if someone's got there ahead of you. You can assume I'll deal
> with it soon.
> This should all make it easier and quicker for anyone to bring this
> stuff to my attention, and easier and quicker for me to deal with it.
> Which should make the place more pleasant for everyone.
> Do let me know if you find any problems or have any other comments.