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Old 10-10-2019, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Thing Fish View Post

I thought the purpose of reporting offensive posts was to call the moderators' attention to them.
No, that’s not the purpose. If it was then the “report” button would launch a report without being able to add a comment. As it is, not only are you reporting the post but you are also able to explain why you are reporting the post. And because of that, you can plead your case as to why the post was objectionable. You may have noticed or thought of something a mod might not pick up on.

So no, it’s not just to draw attention. Reporting a post that a mod has already read may still be useful.