Originally posted by Phlabibit
You've had 10 posts alerted since 14 Jul '04 16:22... I've had close to 80! Are you some kind of good-goody!?
Also, Mods need more than one alert in some cases. We sit there wondering if someone is being sensative if only one person alerts it.
If you see something worthy of being alerted, you should also alert it... if that is how you fe ...[text shortened]... breeze here trying to figure out the pros and cons of all users seeing 'alerts'.
If we could compare % alerted from our total number of posts in that time I bet mine is higher
How many of those alerts resulted in my posts actually being modded then stato? I bet a few alerts were for my Xmas Haiku (unrepeatable now).
Seriously though, I think the benefit would be seen in the obvious cases, e.g. use of an offensive words - this only needs one alert as it is obviously going to be modded clean as soon as it hits the mod workqueue.
For posts alerted that are in a grey area it is the case you might need more than one, but I am sure the 'alerted' notice could be alongside, and not in place of, the existing alert link so others can still alert.
The users here should be putting reasons for their alert - so this should help your decision making as mods?
Just a thought anyway - something for consideration if it would add value.