(Edit -- I just discovered that I posted a working draft by accident yesterday, so am doing a substantial re-write. At least half of my draft was missing from what got posted. Note, this was due to human error, not a problem with the software.)
Quite a few questions written by English language learners (ELLs) are mistakenly posted on this site. I sometimes see riddles, or criticisms, or flippant remarks posted as comments below the question.
Q1. How flippant does a comment need to be for it to be worth flagging it as dispresfectul? (Without becoming the child who cries wolf.)
I'm imagining a sole language learner at a dinner table, with the native language users sometimes tossing quick, funny asides to each other back and forth that you aren't expected to try to follow. He might wonder, What are they laughing about? Does it have anything to do with my language blunders? I'm uncomfortable when this happens, because the quips are sometimes funny, but they also make me squirm, because I've been the sole language learner at that dinner table.
Q2. Could a flag reason be added, to the effect that the question would fit better on ELL?
If that isn't possible, I'd like to ask that folks try to remember (or imagine) what it feels like to struggle to express yourself in a new language, in a way that others will understand and not laugh at.