How do I flag part of a post?

How do I flag part of a post, for instance a part of it was off topic. Would I highlight the off topic part that I want to flag like how I would quote it, then flag it like normal? I just want to make sure I am flagging correctly so I am not flagging things that aren’t off topic or accidentally flagging anything that doesn’t meet the flag criteria.

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Just flag the entire thing, the mods will find the part in question.

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You would just have to flag the entire post. Maybe include some detail about the flag about where it is.

Oh I can’t flag a part of it? I figured there was a way because I see parts of posts flagged all of the time.

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Are you referring to topics or posts? If you flag the original post, you are more or less flagging the entire topic. If you flag a post within that topic, you are flagging that specific post and not the topic itself. Make sense?

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Anything, a comment on a thread or the original post on the thread.

Either way, it’s exactly as I described above

See the flag button after the like button and the link button at the bottom of every post. Click on it to report a post in the topic. Thats for mobile through, I think it should be same on PC.

I know how to flag a post, I am asking how I can flag a portion of a post which I guess you can’t do.

If you want this added i suggest going to meta.discourse.org

You can’t flag “part” of a post. There is no need to anyways. Just comment when you flag the whole post and say the reason :)

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Oh I usually click on the flag button then select an other option to explain to the moderator where is the part I think should be removed like duplicate picture or email address to keep info private.

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That is a good idea, I think I will do that from now on.


I made a feature request topic on discourse as well, hopefully this is implemented.

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You could always flag a post as “something else” and then quote part of the post and paste it into the flag message.

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