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Reporting Users?
« on: January 21, 2014, 12:05:38 PM »

I just looked at the Introductions tab and it is overloading with those spam posts that are "awaiting approval" that will never come. As it's awaiting approval, it can't be opened up to report to the moderators. I've tried to report the user but I don't think there is a "Report User" button... I at least think there should be that. It doesn't mean that when you report a user that user is instantly banned, but it just means that the user would be carefully watched. If the user received multiple reports, then the moderators can decide whether or not to ban them.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 12:08:23 PM »

It sounds like a good idea, but I'm not sure if it's actually possible.
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 12:10:07 PM »

How so?
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 12:11:19 PM »

I'm not sure if the company that runs this forum has an option to report a user.
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 12:12:02 PM »

...cannot it be added to the coding?
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 12:13:21 PM »

I think that it would be more trouble than it's worth to contact Simple Machines to have them add a feature just for this forum.
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 02:51:13 PM »

But the admin or one of the moderators can set up a system where we can PM them about a user if we want to report them.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 02:54:59 PM »

Well, that's not the same thing. PMing a mod about a spammer is different than a report button. But it functions the same way.
But in that case, it wouldn't be anything new to add to the forum.
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014, 03:45:20 PM »

Well in the latter suggestion, it would require either the existing moderators to be on a lot or for some more moderators. I remember that Deca was made a mod because of her conduct and because she was one more often than the other ones... but now she's never on. It's nothing bad, we all know that she just has stuff to do in the real world, but then we should get moderators.
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 01:47:38 AM »

Although I don't really post here anymore, I do still get emails when you guys flag topics, so as long as you report a spammer I can usually get them within a few days!
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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 01:53:47 AM »

I think the problem is that most of the spam topics are waiting to be approved, so we can't flag them.
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 11:10:02 AM »

Oh, you can't? That's frustrating. Well, PMs also go to my email, so I can be alerted that way.
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 11:11:11 AM »

Okay.
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 11:46:08 AM »

ITS DECA! HELLO
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Re: Reporting Users?
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2014, 12:12:19 AM »

Hello. Sorry I stopped showing up here.
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