Great Way To Help Clean Up Stumbleupon

Written on February 1, 2008 – 12:33 am | by Brian Wallace |

Yes, that’s right. StumbleUpon has just released some fantastic improvements to its review pages. Rather than having the old way of a Helpful? Yes/No next to each reviewer, there is now a much more comprehensive Flag This menu.

Don’t let the Flag this make you think it is only to report spam or offensive behavior.

StumbleUpon review changes

Personally, I liked the Helpful yes/no since I could see who I marked as helpful or not if I chose too, whereas now I’d need to click on the dropdown for each reviewer.

This is definitely a step in the right direction for StumbleUpon. As for the uses of the new functionality: don’t flag as a spammer just because you don’t enjoy the topic, and don’t flag as violent/hostile/vulgar unless they really are.

Now you’ll have your say. Stumble responsibly.

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  1. 14 Responses to “Great Way To Help Clean Up Stumbleupon”

  2. By Matt Ridout on Feb 1, 2008 | Reply

    Unfortunately I think something like this is needed. Hostile and Violent spring to mind when anything seo is posted.

    I have also seen a number of accounts “under review” that tick both those boxes.

    Nice post

  3. By Brian Wallace on Feb 1, 2008 | Reply

    @Matt:
    Glad you liked the post. Yes, I like what StumbleUpon has done here. Separating out the ability to report both good and bad behaviors for both the story itself vs. stumbler is great.

  4. By marty on Feb 1, 2008 | Reply

    It’s almost as if there had been a hue and cry about the SU review system and bands of marauding assholes.

  5. By Brian Wallace on Feb 1, 2008 | Reply

    @marty:
    Indeed. Glad you liked the post.

  6. By Stu on Feb 1, 2008 | Reply

    And remember there is no such thing as: violent/hostile/vulgar
    If you set your self up properly on stumbleupon. Then you won’t get stumbled to violent/hostile/vulgar sites.
    Well, Maybe the ‘violent’ one. Or maybe the ‘hostile’ one. But there is nothing ‘vulgar’ on the internet.!.!

  7. By Brian Wallace on Feb 2, 2008 | Reply

    @Stu:
    nothing vulgar on the Internet, eh? You must have a filter on or something :)

  8. By Tapping Creativity on Feb 3, 2008 | Reply

    Good post on a great topic. SU is, by far, my favorite social media site. As of late, the ignorance an hostility combined in some users is really unpleasant. Hopefully this will sort that out.

  9. By Brian Wallace on Feb 3, 2008 | Reply

    @Tapping Creativity:
    glad you liked the post. Ignorance + hostility + web = no good. Glad that SU is taking some responsibility at last on these critical issues.

  10. By Stumbler on Feb 8, 2008 | Reply

    I tried using their ‘old’ flagging system for mis categorized pages several times – but it never had any effect. :(

  11. By Brian Wallace on Feb 14, 2008 | Reply

    @Stumbler – yes, I’ve noticed the same as well. Glad that StumbleUpon has implemented these changes!

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