There are 8 different types of mark to use when Marking a Claim for Review. Listed below is the meaning for each one. Note that a claim can only be marked with one type of mark at a time.
- Unsupported: The claim lacks evidence, either in the form of linked sources or explanatory Pros underneath it.
- Not a claim: A claim is a premise within the broader argument made by the branch of the argument tree. As such, it needs to form part of the premises-and-conclusions structure of an argument. In simpler terms: a claim must be making an argument. It should make sense in the location it is in, and be arguing for (Pro) or against (Con) the claim or thesis located above it. Anything that does not do so is not adding to the argument at hand and is not a claim; this mark should be used to point out that problem.
- Unclear: This mark should be used to indicate that the user marking the claim does not understand the meaning of the claim, or some aspect of it, or doubts that all readers will be able to easily do so.
- 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 should be used to draw an Admin's attention to serious misuse of the platform.
- Duplicate claim: The claim repeats another existing claim in the discussion, either in part or in full. Redundancy often happens inadvertently when the same claim is created twice, but it can also occur when a claim restates its parent using different wording and consequently does not add very much to the discussion.
- Unrelated: The claim does not make a logical connection to its parent, either supporting or attacking it, and is therefore potentially irrelevant in its current location.
- More than one claim: 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 for review will clear automatically if the claim is moved.
For information on how to mark a claim, how to change the type of mark on a claim, or how to remove a mark, see Marking a Claim for Review.