Recommendation Flagging Broken?
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The flagging was for us to check, frankly. I didn't think anyone had abused it yet. Can you point me to an instance?
"Can you point me to an instance?
See my #2 member recommendation here:
It's by the same guy I just emailed you about falsely attributing an imaginary work to my church.
"The flagging was for us to check, frankly."
Do you mean that it was only for LT staff to use? If so, then why tell those making recommendations that "Recommendations can be flagged from the 'Recommendations page.'"?
No, only for LT staff to review. I figured it wouldn't be used, hardly ever, so I didn't want to deal with what we had to deal with for reviews—a flag, a "no it's fine" flag, arguments about flag numbers, etc.
Looking at your link.
Ah. The Mormon thing again. That makes three parts of LT that have been spammed by anti-Mormon sentiment—book covers (the book of Mormon sitting in a cat-litter box), books (fake books being added to LT), and now recommendations.
Looking at the code for killing.
I have to say this particular instance is almost certainly in bad faith but, speaking with, I think, total objectivity, comparing the two documents need not be entirely and necessarily in bad faith. The two documents are not entirely different. The Satantic Bible isn't a joke or nasty commentary on the Bible, but something of a founding document of a religion/philosophy. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Satanic_Bible). As such, you could suggest, on certain grounds, it is an also-read for many religious books.
That said, I think that most religious adherents* would regard it a pretty offensive recommendation for a religious text.
I think this argues for the recommendation flagging be automatic, and not staff reviewed. Blech. More work.
*Including me, but here I leave my role as LibraryThing administrator.
It looks to me like I never finished the flagging. Given about ten other things today, I'm going to kill it.
>6 "Ah. The Mormon thing again. That makes three parts of LT that have been spammed by anti-Mormon sentiment—book covers (the book of Mormon sitting in a cat-litter box), books (fake books being added to LT), and now recommendations. "
Three and a half years later, the litter box cover is still there.
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