Recently some clown did the old MAKE MONEY FAST schtick on MPSIMS. When the Mod shut it down, he noted that only six people reported it.
I, of course, was not one of the six. Why not? Well, I just assumed that it had already been reported. This was negligent on my part. And I suppose a lot of other people felt this way.
I don’t know what the other side of the “report this thread” button looks like. Is it like when I was an assistant network admin, and 500 people would call me reporting the server was down? That 501st person is just keeping me from getting it back up again. Or is it the case where you say, “Holy cow, 501 people are reporting this thing, it must be a real trainwreck!”?
Would it be possible (or desirable) for there to be an indication when a thread has already been reported? Is one report enough to warrant a response, or are multiple reports encouraged? I know the mods are few and the problems great, so I don’t know if they use the number of reports as a gauge of how quickly something needs to be attended to.
What’s the straight dope?