Can we have a "report spambot" button?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Veho, May 25, 2012.

  1. Veho
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    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Currently, members can only report individual posts, not posters. Can we get a "report as spambot" button? I think mods already have something like that.
     
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  2. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong The King is Dead

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    There is a report button on peoples profiles already, along with the regular report posts button, isn't that enough?

    Also mods don't have a report spambot button, we don't need that sort of thing as we have a button that IP bans a spambot and deletes all of its posts automatically.
     
  3. Veho
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    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    I had no idea.

    Okay, forget I said anything :shy:
     
  4. Anon10W1z

    Anon10W1z GBAtemp Maniac

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    What if a mod accidentaly clicks it? How does he/she pay back the helpless user?
     
  5. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong The King is Dead

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    It asks for confirmation that you are sure its a spambot, so you cant nuke someone accidentally.
     
  6. Anon10W1z

    Anon10W1z GBAtemp Maniac

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    Phew! Thank god (once again) for that.
     
  7. evandixon

    evandixon PMD Researcher

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    I don't know how this system works, but vBulletin has a soft-delete option, where posts are not deleted, but hidden, so they can be undeleted later.
    Does such a feature exist on IP.Board?
     
  8. Rydian

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    Yeah this forum does that.
     
  9. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    We have 2 possibilities to hide a post:
    * Soft delete: Which hides the post but leaves a public message (visible by anyone).
    * Unapprove: Hide the post from members, but leave it visible to mods.

    Then there's of course Hard Delete, which removes the post entirely.

    The Spambot feature is a custom feature for this forum though.