I have another idea for a feature that would be really useful in my opinion:
Is it possible, for the OP of a thread and users above a certain trust level, to have a way to hide/collapse posts, or ideally parts of posts, in a thread ? Most of the time when a thread goes off topic, or the flow of a good discussion breaks, it is not because of shit posting or anything that really warrants a flag but because of chit chat or borderline off topic posts. Flagging has a very negative connotation and it does not always make sense to ask mods to move posts because most of the time context of the discussion gets lost. I’m thinking something similar to the “Hide Details” option.
Not sure if this is possible but I’d like to know what other forum members think.