...or something along those lines. The current comment flag options give us no defense against the trolls to come. I know that comment flags were suggested as a defense, maybe I just need to be informed as to how better to use the current options.

But in any case, I believe that a comment flag to help avoid debates in the comment areas is best.

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    Are the existing options of "not-constructive / off-topic" or "too chatty" not sufficient?
    – Flimzy
    Aug 30, 2011 at 23:14
  • "to help avoid debates" would be the key to this tag. Aug 30, 2011 at 23:15

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We already have "rude or offensive" and "not constructive / off-topic" -- those pretty much cover the gamut of troll behavior.

Good flagging practices should address the content being flagged, not the author of the content. A comment is good or bad regardless of the person posting it.

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    For fun purposes though, I still think 10k+ users should have a troll flag :>
    – RolandiXor
    Aug 30, 2011 at 23:42

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