Could do with a "report" button


droopsnoot

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 12:59
It would be nice if it were easier to report dodgy posts - many forums have a "report" button along side a post as an easy way of bringing to the mods attention. I've just gone through the steps to report new users "haige003" and "guru0" and it's a bit of a pain, especially when it seems to try to second-guess whether I want to send the report or not.

I appreciate these spammers don't seem to hit this forum very often, but I think it would be a worthwhile addition as making it easier for people to report issues will make people more likely to do so.

Sorry this is here - I can't post in the "announcements" forum. Mods, feel free to move this where you like, or delete it or whatever.
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RobL

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 13:42
Oh for goodness sake who are these people with pointless lives?

johnriley

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 18:32
There is a report button at the bottom of every page.

However, no need to report as we will see it when we do our next sweep of the forum. Sometimes quickly, sometimes not, depending on what else is capturing our attention at the time!

JAK

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 18:50
There is a 'report problem' button at the bottom of the page, not a 'report post' button.
I agree it could do with a 'report post' button adjacent to the 'Quote this post.'

The 'report problem' button actually looks like it refers to site issues rather than to do with individual posts... or is there something else that's not being spotted?
John K

andymat

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 08:15
I agree with the OP. Each page needs a specific report button if only to highlight an issue to the moderators.



This has still not been removed and I would have reported it had there been a specific button. I didn't know there was a report link on every page and had to go searching to find it when it was pointed out above.

And why not encourage everyone to help police the spammers - many eyes better than a few.
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droopsnoot

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 11:29
johnriley wrote:
There is a report button at the bottom of every page.

Yes, I used that, and on the second one I did notice that it does include a link to the forum thread that it was called from. I just meant a button alongside the post, really. Other forums I've used take varying approaches - one has a "report" button on each post for general reporting of u/a advertising, abuse etc where a form appears for more details on the specific perceived misuse, and a separate "spam" button that requires no other user input other than to press it. Filling out a form just to report obvious spam, and going through the second step where it tries to send me off to an FAQs page, is sometimes sufficient to stop people bothering to report stuff.

I guess if you're watching over it that may be why I don't see that much spam on here.
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

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johnriley

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 11:40
I was away last week and someone did spot and remove the image mentioned, but unfortunately didn't delete completely. There's generally not much spam on here because we remove it routinely.

Reports are great if we miss something, but the downside is that it then needs a reply to every report as well as removing the spam, which all takes time, so I'm happy when I catch it first!

There have been times when in excess of 100 spurious postings were happening every day and that was a bit arduous, but hopefully that will stay at the trickle we see today.

If you see something has been missed after a day then it's really been missed (nobody can spot everything) and that's the time a PM to me or a report would be fantastic.
Best regards, John
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