Poll: Are you "flagging" or "filtering" any KudoZ askers?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff

ProZ.com Staff
Local time: 11:11
Sep 8, 2005

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Are you "flagging" or "filtering" any KudoZ askers?".

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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

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Anabel Martínez  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:11
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Only for plats Sep 8, 2005

If I'm not mistaken, this is an only for platinums feature, so I don't know if this poll makes any sense as it is, since non-plats will obviously answer "no".

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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 14:11
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.)

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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:11
English to Turkish
Flagged, but filtered none Sep 9, 2005

I don't apply any sort of filters -if I don't count my ironclad memory (we all have it, right?)- but I have flagged a couple of colleagues. On the basis of -more or less- these criteria: 1. I know those people are good researchers who would come to Kudoz only as a last resort, or in cases where they would need a second opinion or different ways of seeing; so their questions would be a real challenge, and very likely to bear good discussion. 2. They have good Kudoz etiquette. 3. I simply like them (so they would have a priority where I could help - and why miss the opportunity to say hi to friends?)

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Local time: 20:11
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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.

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United States
Local time: 14:11
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.

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Cilian O'Tuama  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:11
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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)

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