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Dev rant irrelevant detection and irrelevant flag

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Dev rant irrelevant detection and irrelevant flag

Description
A button on devRant posts that users can use to flag posts that have nothing to do with programming or developer related activities. Unfortunately a community will go in the way it will go as it grows if not given some way to audit its content. Stack overflow utilizes this technique well as it makes sure all posts are completely relevant to the purpose of the app and if they are not, the community is very dedicated to weeding them out.
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  • 3
    we have that button. it’s “--“ and it’s used when you think there’s a problem with the rant. when you think there is a problem with a rant, you press it. in your case, off topic rants fall under spam, so you press the “Offensive/Spam” choice.

    also, a “button on devRant posts” is not something within your control, so imo it’s best to interact and understand a community before you ask for it to be modified. frankly, many ranters hate stackoverflow for this same reason, a lot of downvotes and a strict community.
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  • -1
    your ranters need to calmtheirtitties. No true dev hates stack overflow. It's a vital part of the workplace in his age
  • 1
    <@dUcKtYpEd>
    Aren't you able to answer properly to @calmyourtities opinion?
    It looks like you know he is right but don't want to admit it...
  • 1
    @Skayo I think his response is lacking. The downvote could have a n option for irrelevance or something other then spam. I don't have to argue for the integrity of stack overflow and the love the developer community has for it. Great minds have worn the path for us and have paid the price to ware it. Social medias with very specific niches do need guidance in order to not sway from their purpose. This is a Solution provided. All calmyourtitties gave me for a solution was an inadequate bandaid fix that was. It implemented for thus reason and then went on to bicker about his and his supposed follow bases opinion of the greatest developer Q&A hub ever. Doers are needed to make great things happen, not those satisfied with bandaid solutions and status quo
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    <@dUcKtYpEd>
    You heard of the new feature called "Rant Types"?
    When someone sets his post as random, it doesn't have to be dev-related.
    And if you don't want non-dev related posts, just hide them with the new filtering options.

    But thank you for your honest response.
  • 0
    @Skayo ya if that's the direction the founders wish to go then that's totally their call, I just really love this community for the intellectual conversations that are had over programming topics. I'd hate to ever have to leave it because it becomes a farcry for likes ending with a bunch of Facebook like posts
  • 1
    See, that is a stack overflow like attitude. Dev rant isn't that kind of community.
  • 1
    @bashcommander if you logged off for 3 months, came back and found the channel littered with posts regarding like bait and irrelevant memes, would you then be convinced to put some type of process in place?
  • 1
    @dUcKtYpEd Yes. Now I will say this. If one must render a theoretical situation in order to make their idea more desirable blah you know what saying... I do think that is why they have the -- as those posts would fall into the pits. Also, they did add the new feature where you can choose which kind of posts you would like to see most. So it looks as though they are already taking care of it within the algorithm which is kind of brilliant.
  • 0
    @bashcommander that is true. They are putting a lot in place to scale on.
  • 0
    @dUcKtYpEd lol imagine this tough...

    They add an algorithm that redirects users who post non-sense at a very high rate and offer no real feedback to Facebook.
  • 1
    @bashcommander that would be very ideal 👏🏻
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