Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.
Human nature is that if you pull up one of those reviews, see the link, see a legitimate appearing profile, you'll click on the link to read the review on the blog. The blue flag that's there doesn't tell you anything, it serves to pique your curiousity in this instance.
If there were a way to indicate, by a different colored flag that this was a bad link, then that would probably stop ninety percent of those that would click the bad link trying to fins out what the fuss was about.
Sure blue flags are there, but they really don't tell us anything useful.
all dang morning on another thread :)
A better guideline might need to be established.
Perhaps the flag should create a notice that goes to the user regarding the flag (as a private message). Something outside of simply "Not a Review."
As for the links, I've always disliked them, for the very reason that this thread started: The blog dies and you lose the review. If nothing else, require a couple sentences of opinion to include a link... something/anything to give us that review after the blog dies.
Sometimes, going back and leaving a comment helps, but you need to check the date of the review too. I have reviews that got flagged that were put on the system in 2007. I doubt the user has checked those reviews...