Report feature for ask gbatemp

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Feb 16, 2011
  1. Strider
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    So I've been busy with ask gbatemp lately. I want to suggest a report feature for questions.

    It would really help against illegal stuff (e.g. piracy questions) and other unwanted stuff. So far all one can do is just watch this or contact a random mod [​IMG].

    Another useful thing would be auto-selecting correct answer after a few weeks. Some people never seem to pick the correct answer. It could be randomized automatically, and would take the burden off the mods.
     
  2. The Pi

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    A report button: yes please.
    Random selected best answers: no people who just answer "lol" could get the best answer.
     
  3. Strider
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    Yeah, I thought about that too, selecting the first by default would result in 'f1rst!' posts, random seems better but might filter answers somehow.
     
  4. Crystal the Glaceon

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    The report button is always being brought up and I think it's needed myself.

    The other advice i would disagree with since it could just pick a wrong answer that has nothing to do with the question
     
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    No issues with that, but someone has to pick a 'correct answer' after a week or two. Daily I see unanswered questions that have long been answered.
     
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    If anything this would come in handy with the report feature. Someone reports, the mods determine the right answer, then lock the question.
     
  7. Strider
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    Hmm, you're right. So the report feature would need categories, like

    - against gbatemp rules
    - wrong category
    - answered, but no answer picked for [x amount of time] (which could be available after the amount of time had passed, not sooner)
     
  8. ProtoKun7

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    I think Costello said he was planning to put a report feature in eventually.
     
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    Yeah, it'll be added someday [​IMG]

    I don't see the use of reporting unanswered questions though. Isn't that where the unanswered questions list is for?
     
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    I'm not sure. If mods work off that list, great. But it doesn't seem so to me.
     

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