That sounds fantastic on paper, but in practice, makes it fairly difficult as someone who actively gets targeted.
The first hide is automatic, enough people mass flagging and targetting a post will cause it to automatically be hidden, and the poster receives a message. The message states that the poster will have an opportunity to edit their post 10 minutes after it is initially hidden.
Here is the first problem. A post can be automatically hidden for any one of the reported reasons. I’ve had several of my posts hidden under the claim of “Spam” the definition of which is as follows:
This post is an advertisement, or vandalism. It is not useful or relevant to the current topic."
So when I get my post hidden for “Spam”, I’ll be going back and looking for things that violate those guidelines. Because the automatic hiding doesn’t actually seem to care for which exact reason your comment was reported, I have no idea how to progress.
How do I edit a post that I felt was on topic and addressed a question or concern that was raised, when the reason that it was flagged was seemingly arbitrary in the first place?
After you’ve waited 10 minutes to edit your post, guess what happens. It gets mass flagged again, presumably by either the same people, or their alt accounts. And this time, the hide is permanent “until it’s reviewed.” But let’s be real, how many times as a post actually reviewed by someone?
I will admit that I’m impressed at the level of coordination a handful of individuals on the forums here have been able to show with these coordinated and targetted flaggings. If only they could take some of that sense and apply it in the game, maybe they wouldn’t be so offended by simple criticism and remarks.