Flagging is a way for users to draw the attention of the community to abnormal articles on the Dignitas website. Because Dignitas is a collaborative website, it is the community that keeps the site clean.

All three types of messages (statements, answers, comments) can be flagged, as well as the authors (because author profile pages are also added by Dignitas users and are therefore subject to inaccuracies or abuse). Collectively, we call these types of information articles.

Reasons for flagginginsert_link

  1. Spam: The article advertises a product or service. The ad may be included in the article or may be in the form of a link.
  2. Abuse: An article is abusive if it contains obscenities, insults, or any other messages that have no useful content (for example qwqweqwqeeqwe).
  3. Duplicate:
    • If you notice that an author exists twice in Dignitas, then flag as duplicate the newer one or the one with fewer recorded statements. If the flag is accepted, then all statements by that author will be transferred to the other, "canonical" author. Then the duplicate will be deleted.
    • If you notice that a statement exists twice in Dignitas, then flag as duplicate the more recent one or the one with fewer answers. If the flag is accepted, then the duplicate will be closed (but will remain visible).
  4. Off-topic:
    • An author is off-topic if he or she is not a public figure or has no contact with the political sphere (for example, an athlete or a singer without political affiliation).
    • A statement is off-topic if it pertains to the private life of the author, if it is an opinion or if it is too general to have a truth value. Please refer to the criteria for accepting a statement.
    • An answer is off-topic if it does not attempt to prove the statement which it addresses.
  5. Unverifiable: A statement is unverifiable if it is not obvious that the stated author actually made the statement. If the statement cannot be found on any major news site or on an author's social account, it is probably unverifiable. If the statement can be found, but the source is not listed in Dignitas, edit it or suggest a change to add sources.
  6. Low quality: Statements and answers are considered of low quality if they have serious flaws in formatting, grammar, logic structure, or other defects that cannot be fixed by editing. This message must be closed; alternatively, the task of fixing it rests with the author. It is unreasonable to ask another user for the time required to fix this message.
  7. No longer needed: This comment has been incorporated in the message, is out of date or no longer relevant to the message.
  8. Other reasons: This article needs the attention of a privileged user for reasons other than the above. Please provide details in the adjacent field.

In all these cases, if the article is generally of good quality and only part of it requires flagging, you can try to edit the article in question to eliminate the cause of the problem.

Limitations on flagginginsert_link

You need a Dignitas account and a reputation of at least 15 to flag articles. There is also a flagging limit for the last 24 hours. This limit is initially 10 and increases by 1 for every 2,000 reputation units you gain. For example, at 6,000 reputation points you will be entitled to 13 flags per day. Regardless of reputation, the number of flags per day cannot exceed 100. Only flags that have not yet been reviewed count towards this limit.

How do I flag an article?insert_link

Press the flag link (it has a flag icon). Choose one of the reasons above and click flag.

How do I delete the flag?insert_link

If your flag has not yet been reviewed, you can delete it by pressing the flag link again.

What happens to flagged articles?insert_link

Each flag generates a review. Privileged users and moderators will vote to keep, close or delete the flagged article.