Poll: Are you "flagging" or "filtering" any KudoZ askers?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff
This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Are you "flagging" or "filtering" any KudoZ askers?".
View the poll here
Explanation: There is a new KudoZ feature (accessible through the "beta" design or your dashboard) that allows you to "flag" answerers, so that whenever they ask a question, you are notified, regardless of your other notification preferences.
By the same token, you can "filter" askers, so that if there are members whose questions you do not want, you will not be sent them--regardless of your other notification preferences.
Depending on the settings you enter into the KudoZ search page -- at http://www.proz.com/kudoz , your filters and flags will also affect the questions you see when you browse the site.
For more information, see: http://www.proz.com/dashboard
| Non-platinums may flag and filter, but they can not search by flags and filters || Sep 8, 2005 |
I have not retested this, but the way it should work is this: non-platinum members can use flags and filters, which should have the desired affect on email notifications. Furthermore, questions asked by filtered askers will not appear when visiting the list of questions, or when "rifling" through results using prev/next arrows.
What platinum members can do that non-platinums can not is pull up, and rifle through, a list of all the questions asked specifically by flagged askers (or even, for reference purposes, all of those asked by filtered askers.)
| | xxxtazdog
Local time: 21:09
Spanish to English
| both flagging and filtering || Sep 9, 2005 |
I have been using both the flag and filter options, and was curious about how many other people use them.
My reasons for flagging certain askers are pretty much the same as Xola's. I have filtered a number of others who consistently post questions without even bothering to look in a dictionary, give very little context and don't respond to requests for additional info., leave questions open and let the robot grade them, often choose the wrong answer (sometimes it seems this is almost deliberate), close questions without grading because "answer found elsewhere" but don't bother to say what the answer they found was, etc.
Overall, this lets me focus on questions I'm likely to answer and makes my e-mail notifications and the Kudoz list more manageable and effective.
Thanks for making this feature available.
| | gad
Local time: 15:09
French to English
| I have not used this because when I try to save my settings it does not work || Sep 19, 2005 |
Otherwise, I would most definitely use this feature.
| I flag and filter plenty. || Mar 24, 2009 |
ProZ.com Staff wrote:
Are you "flagging" or "filtering" askers...
I use both features. But I'm sure site staff can already see which members use flag/filter.
Cilian (3+ years later)