Originally posted by Him
Yeh, the flagging is a good idea. It's kind of a democracy here, right? Should be anyway, so if a large number of members have the same feeling about a thread (say, for example, a bunch reported it) it could be closed and a message sent to the mod(s) to look it over and decide if it is spam or not. Or there could be a vote type button on it, only it is a spam button, and after so many times people pressing it the thread becomes temporaril closed. Although, we would have to take into consideration the jerks that would go around closing threads here and there just for the hell of it.
I like that Idea, maybe we could extend on that. we can add a feature to flag SPAM. 1 to 3 flags would notify all the users (like having an icon next to it), 4 or more gets it hidden - the forum would have display that shows if there are hidden threads, and how many, and 10 or more flags gets it locked and hidden, then when a mod gets there they can decide whether to unlock it
with the hidden threads, they would be viewed by clicking a button at the top or side of the forum, then they can hide them again if they wish
or if it's just posts in a thread, the posts get flagged and hidden the same way, with a link to view them at the top or where the post is (just one line saying "[user name]'s post has been hidden, click here to view it")
and if a particular user gets 3 or more threads hidden/locked in one day, they get banned, and the super mods are notified, and they decide whether to make their account active again.