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Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Lily, Sep 26, 2010.

Sep 26, 2010

Reporting Posts by Lily at 4:21 PM (7,401 Views / 4 Likes) 47 replies

  1. Lily
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    Former Staff Lily One Scary Lady

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    Before you click the 'report' button, please consider the following:

    - Are you reporting the post because you don't like what the person said? Don't use the report button.
    - Are you reporting the post because you don't like the person? Don't use the report button.
    - Are you reporting the post because you don't agree with what a person said? Don't use the report button.
    - Are you reporting the post because you think the person is trolling?

    First, be sure that you know what a "troll" is: Someone that deliberately posts material with the intent to stir up the biggest amount of argument/disruption in people's responses. People that fall victim to this have been 'trolled'. Not liking/disagreeing with someone's legitimate opinion is NOT trolling.

    If the post is not a legitimate troll, please don't use the report button.


    It is a huge waste of the mods time to read reports that are not legitimate. Please use the report button with thought and care. Thank you.
     


  2. monkat

    Banned monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    ./Agree

    Edit: I was going to report that post, but decided against it.
     
  3. TwinRetro

    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Hear Hear!
     
  4. Phoenix Goddess

    Member Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

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    Very well said.
     
  5. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    Guess I didn't need to worry about this then. Still, thanks for the clarification. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sterling

    Member Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    You should broaden the category, and explain exactly what is acceptable other uses for the report button. eg. getting a lock, etc.

    Edit: I think there is a topic for that.
     
  7. Slyakin

    Member Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Very nice,. [​IMG]

    I'm glad we finally set some parameters.
     
  8. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    Things like one word posts, double posts, etc. are low priority I think, though if a staff member sees them they may fix them. Personally, I think that if one word posts accurately answer a simple question then there's nothing wrong with them, so they don't need to be reported as much. Things that are blatantly against major rules should be reported; as far as I know if a lock is requested then you can report that and someone will take care of it. If I'm wrong about that, then by all means correct me, but if you choose not to report it you can always PM an available moderator.
     
  9. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    ... am I involved? >>
     
  10. EpicJungle

    Member EpicJungle stop browbeating me can't you see i'm sexy

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    What if you need to report your own posts to request locks?
    Can you do that? Cause I swear you were...
     
  11. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    See: What I just said.

    As far as I know there's not a problem with it, but if I'm wrong or if it changes then you could just PM an available moderator and they can do it.

    Besides, if you overuse the report feature or use it incorrectly then a member of staff will let you know and probably kindly ask you to refrain.
     
  12. DeMoN

    Member DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    Yeah if you're a moderator of an IPB forum, your email gets flooded with every report that people make. It's not cool. [​IMG]
    Even though GBAtemp has a lot of moderators, I'm sure they're not looking for extra work to do.
     
  13. p1ngpong

    Supervisor p1ngpong Legit Boss Harold

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    Actually we don't get reports via pm or email, I think that used to be the case a few years ago, but now we have a report center where all the reports go to.
     
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  14. DJPlace

    Member DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    i do have a question about reporting post through do you remain like unknow when you report itor do the mods or admins know who sent the report?
     
  15. DigitalDeviant

    Member DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

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  16. Vulpes Abnocto

    Former Staff Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    No it's not an anonymous report system.
    If it was, it would be constantly abused.
    However it's our policy not to make it publicly known who submitted a report.
     
  17. _Chaz_

    Member _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    I'm definitely more than guilty of this.
     
  18. gifi4

    Member gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    I think my reports are legitimate, I report my own if I double post or triple post(happened once, internet lagged) or something and I report other people's posts if it is against the rules or anything like that, I suppose I can ask this here: If someone asks something like "Can I download Wood R4 from GBAtemp?" As it is a simple yes/no question, are we allowed 1 word posts to answer it? I always try to add something else but it makes me look like a smart ass...
     
  19. monkat

    Banned monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    Wait. People actually use the report button, other than iFish and other 13 year old zealots?
     
  20. Vulpes Abnocto

    Former Staff Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    is it really so difficult to add more than "yes" or "no"?
    "yes it is possible" is not much more difficult to type, and is more clear to the members who don't speak English as their first language.
    Cases of legitimate one-word answers are ignored from time to time, but we would really rather see you type more than three letters for the +1 to your postcount.


    And yes monkat, people do use the report button. Not just a handful of them, either.
     

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