Hey, I’m not sure you can say this if you are not employed under Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
I guess this is more for if the user doesn’t change their post so that it fits the rules, so a moderator gets to it before the user changes it, but we should be able to reduce the amount of flags for mistakes a user can easily correct (and that they do it), like for being in the wrong category.
I’m not sure what problems having less flags to address causes, considering this was a feature before. If “something else” is not trivial to undo, then that’s fine – but most users will use one of the predefined options if it describes what’s wrong.
Even if moderators can easily ignore the flag, in the event that they need to do a check on a user for the flags they submit, it may look bad because you flagged a post when it was breaking rules, but was later edited to comply with them. This is just assuming moderators get the updated post from the flag queue, but since you claim to be part of discourse staff, I would appreciate confirmation on whether or not moderators can see information about the post’s state when it was flagged (because sometimes things can be edited in within the grace period therefore not making a new diff in the edit history), as well as the relevant source file. Thank you