You should Flag what should be flagged, the community creates and decides much of these things, the mods intervene as needed.
Yes, you should additionally place your OWN flagging , delete , or close as you feel it appropriate for the situations that are in dire need of it. You and the whole rest of the community would make these descisions.
You should not flag, but downvote instead incorrect and low quality stuff.
(different discussion altogether)
and jeez be nice to people they are only humans , and we certannly could use more people who can answer questions. People who ask what may seem like stupid questions, can often answer lots of questions they do have much experience with. We need the users to stick around and feel welcome, so they answer questions that are within the field of thier particular experience.
The Auto comment was to try and help people so they would know what to do instead of just being kicked in the teeth. It is not nessisary that everyone put in an auto-comment, but that at least one comment is existing to help clue in the newbie, before being beat down by the community.
Any previous comments, auto or personal , any prior flags wrong or right, for the most part should not influence the decision you wish to make about the same question or answer, Or the community does Not work ??? If we all just blindly follow the first flag or comment we see, then ONE person is making that descision not a community. You too would want to appropriatly flag what is in dire need of flagging. Or even un-flag (reopen).
There are specific quantities of users hitting the same flag , before the aggregate of these users flagging is then assumed by the machines to be the correct thing to do , and does it I didnt cover the ammount. I forget some of the numbers. We should not be saying "1 more and it is gone" or "What did the last person decide" or "Enough votes exist" or "It is done by others" We should not be rolling over to what someone else did, only making our own choice, then the community decided.
The MOD part I cannot cover, and I know what your saying, trying to avoid herassing the mods over stuff that is probably being taken care of already. The only thing I have seen that falls along those lines is Improper or Incorrect flagging, or possibly unnessisary whining via the "needs mod attention".
That just leaves, Have we beat the user down enough already? A few people already Voted on this, and there is already a comment that tries to point the user in the right direction. Should I also kick the user while they are down and insure that they never act this way ever again?
- If the user or other users are editng or correcting stuff, there is no reason to make things more frustrating or harder for the newbies. Judging when or if a correction would be made requires time and passing over the QorA later and again, a dedicated reviewer or reader would be going over and above the call of duty to do that, and they should get an extra award :-) It is not very practical, and it is time consuming, but dang that may be the right thing to do. (take it up with your karma advisor)
I have seen all good people make adjustment to things when informed and treated with respect, without a single flag, it is possible.