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Old 01-11-2018, 03:32 PM
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"Reported"

I note that oftentimes when a member reports a post that violates rules, they add a single post that says "Reported." Ostensibly this is so other members will know that they don't need to report the same thread. Or possibly to take public credit. Or whatever.

I am a member on a another forum that uses similar (same?) message board software (excelforum.com) and when someone reports a post, the "report" icon is not longer visible in that post.

Wouldn't that be so much easier? Can't that be done here?
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:34 PM
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That's generally for spam post/threads(and sometimes forum changes). The mods prefer for more serious reports that it not be posted to avoid hard feelings or accusations of jr. modding.
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:50 PM
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It's possible that the functionality they're using isn't available in the version of vB the dope uses. I can't seem to find anywhere where excelforums states their version but according to a discussion on googlegroups back in 2015, they were on vB 4.1.8 which is later than the Dope's version.
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:59 PM
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Also, wouldn't that prevent multiple reports on a single post? I'm no mod, but I suspect that the frequency and maybe the different phrasings of reports are helpful to judge if the post is worth of the mod's further investigation.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:03 PM
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Also, wouldn't that prevent multiple reports on a single post? I'm no mod, but I suspect that the frequency and maybe the different phrasings of reports are helpful to judge if the post is worth of the mod's further investigation.
I may be wrong but I think the report includes the text of the post.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:12 PM
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I may be wrong but I think the report includes the text of the post.
It doesn't, just a link to the reported post, and the reporter's explanation of why they reported it.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:13 PM
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I am a mod, and the frequency and phrasing of reports is indeed useful for judging how much attention a post needs. We'll always investigate at least somewhat, but sometimes we'll wait until we get home or whatever, and sometimes it's useful to see multiple viewpoints to determine if something is actually offensive. Plus, a post could be reported for multiple reasons: If the original poster reported their own post for a typo they wanted fixed, you wouldn't want that to stop someone else from reporting a rules violation.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:23 PM
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I am a mod, and the frequency and phrasing of reports is indeed useful for judging how much attention a post needs. We'll always investigate at least somewhat, but sometimes we'll wait until we get home or whatever, and sometimes it's useful to see multiple viewpoints to determine if something is actually offensive.
That is interesting. I am a moderator on the forum I linked in the OP. Post reports include the text of the reported post. I don't depend on the report to determine if something is a violation, I simply go to the thread and review it for context for myself. We only have a handful of mods and our traffic is probably much lower than SDMB so that works well there but I don't know if it would work here.
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Plus, a post could be reported for multiple reasons: If the original poster reported their own post for a typo they wanted fixed, you wouldn't want that to stop someone else from reporting a rules violation.
Very valid point that I hadn't considered.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:27 PM
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It doesn't, just a link to the reported post, and the reporter's explanation of why they reported it.
Oh, well. Gotta be wrong once in a while. Makes me seem more human.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:32 PM
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Actually the email we get only has the link, but the report that comes up as message board post (that only mods can see) has the text.

So you and Miller are both right!

Nevertheless, multiple reports, with different commentary, absolutely does help.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:34 PM
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Actually, there is an email generated for each report. The email does not include the text of the post, but the report that is logged on the boards itself does have the entire post that was reported.

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Old 01-11-2018, 04:37 PM
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Actually, there is an email generated for each report. The email does not include the text of the post, but the report that is logged on the boards itself does have the entire post that was reported.

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Old 01-11-2018, 04:46 PM
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:48 PM
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:49 PM
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Just FYI here is what the report post looks like (the emails I get are bare bones). Consistent with what was described above.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:53 PM
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Just FYI here is what the report post looks like (the emails I get are bare bones). Consistent with what was described above.
That's some quality spam! Punctuation, complete sentences, grammar, intelligible English, the works!

We get a bunch of fourth-rate clowns from Bangladesh.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:56 PM
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I don't depend on the report to determine if something is a violation, I simply go to the thread and review it for context for myself.
Oh, usually I determine it myself, too. But there have been occasions where someone has reported something as "This is offensive", and I check it out, and conclude that that person is just too thin-skinned. But then, if six more people also report it and say "This is offensive", then maybe I should be interpreting that to mean that I'm just too thick-skinned. It doesn't often happen that way, but it can and occasionally has.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:05 PM
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I feel sorry for the Mods, so I try to lighten up the report post.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:32 PM
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That is interesting. I am a moderator on the forum I linked in the OP. Post reports include the text of the reported post. I don't depend on the report to determine if something is a violation, I simply go to the thread and review it for context for myself. We only have a handful of mods and our traffic is probably much lower than SDMB so that works well there but I don't know if it would work here.Very valid point that I hadn't considered.
I don’t depend on the report to determine if it’s a violation either. But different points of view make me look at something in a new way. Or someone reports something as an insult and someone else as threadshitting, I look at it from both angles to make sure I’m not missing anything.

Plus, when I see 5 or 6 reports in rapid fire about the same thread I know this is not something to put off checking on.

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Old 01-12-2018, 05:54 AM
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I know I'm behind, but multiple reports are very helpful.

An individual report may lead to action or not. But if my phone explodes with reports all at once it's almost always about one post someone's made that is way over the top. It inspires me to more immediate action.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:58 AM
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I am a member on a another forum that uses similar (same?) message board software (excelforum.com) and when someone reports a post, the "report" icon is not longer visible in that post.
But, I make a post that I know will likely be reported. So I report it myself and ask a mod to correct a spelling error. The post has now been reported and can't be reported again.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:09 AM
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I know I'm behind, but multiple reports are very helpful.

An individual report may lead to action or not. But if my phone explodes with reports all at once it's almost always about one post someone's made that is way over the top. It inspires me to more immediate action.
Exactly this. Multiple reports of the same post (or in the same thread) can be an indicator of urgency. And as noted above, we'd much prefer to get multiple reports on the same post than to have someone dropping "Reported" in an already contentious thread. [And as was noted, this does not apply to people reporting spam.]
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:54 AM
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[And as was noted, this does not apply to people reporting spam.]
Seriously, that baby monkey thing got like eight reports. Our personal anti-spambot (running coach) usually picks up on those right away. "Reported" is good move in those cases.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:10 AM
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Seriously, that baby monkey thing got like eight reports. Our personal anti-spambot (running coach) usually picks up on those right away. "Reported" is good move in those cases.
"[P]ersonal" anti-spambot? Like, can I invite him over and have him sort through my mail and handle my phone calls?
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:21 AM
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Seriously, that baby monkey thing got like eight reports. Our personal anti-spambot (running coach) usually picks up on those right away. "Reported" is good move in those cases.

Teacher's pet, RC is teacher's pet. Wait until we get you on the playground and no one is looking RC. Neener, neener, neener. :evil brat smiley:
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:36 PM
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Ostensibly this is so other members will know that they don't need to report the same thread. Or possibly to take public credit. Or whatever.
Personally, I'm in it for the trading stamps. I only need to report ten more spam posts to get an XBox.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:05 PM
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Personally, I'm in it for the trading stamps. I only need to report ten more spam posts to get an XBox.
If you wanted an XBox, you could have asked. I have a whole warehouse full of the things.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:24 PM
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Personally, I'm in it for the trading stamps. I only need to report ten more spam posts to get an XBox.
You know, with RC on Spam patrol, that's going to take a while. Better hope they don't run out of Xboxes, or you'll end up with the tri-folding manual typewriter.
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