I do not have an idea who these persons are. Although I must admit that I have had to stop myself from downvoting some questions/answers as I have been a victim myself and I understand how that feels. I think such a function should be centralized. We might flag posts based on our perception of what's quality or not. But I think @musing should have the final say as to how they want to regulate their platform. That's why I asked the other day for their whitepaper in other to know their plans and vision for this platform. People come here for various reasons and as a lot has not been defined yet, we can not assume to know what direction the team is heading towards or the type of content they want to promote. But I have noticed that most of the bad actors on musing hardly get upvotes from their curators. I think this is great. However, we on the other end have to deal with the questions and answers these spammers put up. I think the team should work on this. But I think for now what's essential to the team is that they push traffic to this website and rewards active participants. the bad actors will go unnoticed until they get tired and leave. However, a few musers have chosen to take proactive measures by flagging certain kinds of content. This might result into bigger issues in the future where we end up having flag wars here and that I want to avoid, but at the same time I want some sanity to be brought back to our feeds
I didn't think you were able to flag questions and answers on here. Is that a feature that they have recently added? Is it something that is happening off of musing for example if someone chooses to post their question or answer to their blog?
If I had to guess, people are probably just trying to do what they can to cut down on some of the spam. There are some users that choose to post everything to their blog whether it is a long well thought out answer or not.
I have said before that my wife has no desire to post on Steemit. She doesn't mind answering questions now and then on here though. I told her the other day that if she has an answer she is really proud of that she put a lot of time and effort into to go ahead and check the box to post it to her blog.
I think that is something she has earned if she has put that much effort into the answer. To think that she might get flagged for doing that is a little concerning.
Personally, I don't think that would probably happen. I have to believe that most of the flagging that is happening has to do with low quality question and answers. Ones that are considered spam and not beneficial to the platform.
I think it isn't a bad thing if some of that content is getting flagged. If it is being done maliciously or against content that doesn't deserve to be flagged though, that might be a problem.
To fight abuse. People see that you can get big upvotes from musing. So they ask as much questions as possible and that's spam. Or Asking a question and then use bid bots to boost it and make profit. Sometimes even just a stupid question, from a person that is posting 1 question per hour... So that's spam too and I would flag that. That's why flags are their to fight spam, vote farming etc..
I haven't seen it and must be half asleep. It is about time though and will maybe wake the spammed up
I have been tempted and have kept my eye on one or two users that bot the he'll out of their answers. The one user takes his answer to 30 or 40 dollars on a regular basis and that is abuse in my eyes. A 3 minute answer is not worth that.
I think it shows that users care on what is happening and slapping a few users will.do them good. Spam needs to disappear along with questions being answered by the person asking the question. I think I would flag if I saw a question and answer being posted as one now.