The Importance of the Report Button

Discussion in 'Site feedback, suggestions, and discussions' started by spoonforknife, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    A forum cannot run properly without a report button. It is essential to its working order. The small group of moderators cannot be on this website the entire day, monitoring all forums at once for malevolent and totally useless threads.

    THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN.

    When you see an offending post that either:
    1. Violates the rules
    2. Is extremely offensive
    3. Contains references to Illegal/Pirated Material
    4. Is completely useless

    You (say it with me) HIT THE REPORT BUTTON!

    I've noticed in recent threads that users have simply ceased to know of its existence. They instead post in the thread, quote the original post, and do not report the offending post. One user, in one useless "3.0 jailbreak !!!" thread, called StaticFX, proclaimed that we should have a new moderator just for deleting these types of threads.

    However, StaticFX did not report the thread, so we had no way of knowing that the offending thread existed. Other users seconded his post. Yet they did not report it either! You cannot say that the moderators are not doing their jobs when you are not either! Your job is to report posts! Your role in the running of the forum is just as important as ours.

    Without you guys, we can't attend to posts. We really need you to do this for us!

    On behalf of the entire staff,
    spoonforknife
  2. breakkdown

    breakkdown Active Member

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    Note taken.

    Why haven't people caught on yet?
  3. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    Yes yes yes. Thank you Spoony. Many just post into a useless thread without reporting. I report every thread that looks unnecessary, and I let the mods close it and infract at their own discretion.

    Please use this.
  4. atomicmufin

    atomicmufin Banned

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  5. SumDaii

    SumDaii Active Member

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    wwo i feel sorry for Static.

    ..not.

    i agree though, although i sometimes don't hit it as well.
  6. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Amen to that.

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    We can't spend our entire life searching through the forum looking for bad posts.

    That is why we need...

    You!
  7. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    I suggest report button be bigger. Or literally say "Report Post"
  8. SumDaii

    SumDaii Active Member

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    yeah, it looks like a normal image.
  9. iamkewl

    iamkewl Banned

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    Thought I'd contribute a little bit*

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    *i know the apple looks like crap. im on a netbook without photoshop
  10. SumDaii

    SumDaii Active Member

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    ^i'd love to see that as a report button

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