Marking a Claim for Review

Note: To mark a claim for review, you must have Editor permissions or higher.

About Marking Claims for Review

  • If a claim might not be suitable for a discussion in its current state, it can be marked for review. 
  • When a claim is marked for review, it is flagged to make participants aware there are outstanding issue(s) to be resolved. A notification is also sent to the author of the claim.
  • There are several different types of mark available for different problems a claim might have.
  • A claim can be marked with up to 2 types of mark at a time.

How to Mark or Unmark a Claim for Review

To mark a claim:

  1. Right-click a claim, or click on the … three dots that appear in the top-right corner when you hover over a claim.
  2. Select Mark for Review.
  3. Select the type of mark to apply.
  4. Optionally, include an explanation of why the claim is being marked.
  5. When finished, click Mark.

Reminder: Authors of a marked claim receive a notification, so there’s no need to additionally mention them in a comment.

To unmark or change the mark(s) on a claim:

  1. Right-click a claim, or click on the … three dots that appear at the top-right corner of a claim when you hover over it.
  2. Select Mark for Review.
  3. Make the necessary changes. Currently applied marks are highlighted orange.
    • Click a new mark to add it, up to a maximum of two.
    • Click an existing mark to remove it.
  4. Optionally, include an explanation of why the changes are being made.
  5. When finished, click Mark or Unmark.

Types of Mark

There are 8 types of mark for a claim, each representing a distinct issue.

  • Unsupported: The claim lacks evidence, either in the form of appropriate linked sources or supporting Pro claims underneath it.
  • Not a claim: A claim must be making an argument, arguing for or against the claim or thesis located above it. Anything that does not do so is not adding to the argument at hand, and therefore is not a claim; this mark is used to point out that problem.
  • Unclear: This mark should be used to indicate that the claim, or some aspect of it, is difficult to understand for the reader or other participants. A claim should be as simple and concise as possible to allow
  • Vulgar/abusive: This claim is insulting, overly offensive, or unnecessarily vulgar in expression. Kialo aims to provide the greatest degree of freedom of expression, but this should not be misused to attack or insult others – this mark is used to draw an attention to serious misuse of the platform.
  • Duplicate claim: The claim repeats a point made by another existing claim in the discussion, either in part or in full. This often happens accidentally, when the same claim is created twice or when a claim restates the claim above it using different wording, consequently not adding anything new to the discussion. See Avoiding Duplicate Claims for more information.
  • Unrelated: While the claim is an argument, it does not make a logical connection to the claim above, either supporting or refuting it. Therefore, it is potentially irrelevant in its current location.
  • More than one claim: Each claim should make a single argument. This mark is used when the claim contains content that should probably be split into multiple claims.
  • Move elsewhere: The claim would fit better at a different location. This mark clears automatically if the claim is moved.
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