Flagging posts in Talk
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It is my understanding that a message in talk can be flagged if it is flagrant spam (ie only a link to a product site, or BUY MY BOOK kind of stuff), or abusive to another member.
There is a thread an author started in BookTalk about children's books. Yes, she mentioned a book she wrote as being amongst her favorite children's picture books, but she mentioned other books as well. The post started a nice conversation thread of people's favorites. The author's original post has been flagged to oblivion and I don't see this as right. Am I missing something?
We cannot tell her intentions, yes, she has a minimum profile, she mentioned her book, in an obscure way. She didn't even touchstone it. I don't see the abuse here. Possibly ignorance, possibly trying to work the system a bit, but entirely non-offensive IMO.
Am I missing something?
http://www.librarything.com/topic/243230 - link to post.
Would it help any to bring it up in that thread? Or is it just hopeless to try to educate?
Well, if enough people counter-flag it . . .
You're quite right; her post started a nice conversation. I'm going to drop her a comment with the usual link to "How Authors Can Use LibraryThing".
Yep. Found it. http://www.librarything.com/topic/243230#5831920
It doesn't much matter in any case, since she made those two posts, and hasn't been seen since. I just fixed the last flag (and that's only on my first cup of coffee :-} just wait till I've had the second one).
ETA: That's what I get for being so self-satisfied. I thought I'd posted in spam fighters about this author, but I don't see her mentioned.