So let me get this straight–there’s no mod note in the thread indicating it was actually closed by a mod, the site says it’s been closed due to too many flagged posts. Are we to infer then that a really determined set of asstrolls can get any thread they like automatically closed by Discourse simply by going through and methodically flagging posts? Maybe with a few socks to help out? Because that strikes me as particularly ill advised. I may have my opinions regarding the modding here but I also kind of expect that modding will be done by an actual, y’know, MOD rather than by some algorithmic nannybot responding to “too many” flags.
Might I request the thread be reopened and an actual mod get in there to start doing what they’re supposed to do with the contentious trolls? There’s enough in there to stock a nation’s worth of bridges but I’ve not seen a note nor a warning yet. Or can we just expect that indiscriminate flagging-to-shut-down-dissent is the order of the day?