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  1. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    Ok guys, time to help the mods. Instead of sending 100 reports of the same post, lets combine, and only send one. Here's how it's going to work:


    User "A" makes an objectionable post.

    User "B" Finds said post objectionable.

    User "B" Also quotes objectionable post, and states he has reported the post to moderation.

    Users "C, D, and E" also find user "A"'s post objectionable. Instead of sending in duplicate reports, bogging up the system, they simply thank the post that user "B" quoted and stated he was reporting to mods.

    Moderator action:

    Moderator/Admin reviews objectionable post, and makes their decision, whatever it is. They remove the post user "A" posted saying he objected and reported that post.

    That will reset the respective post counts, thanks, and resume flow of conversation. Also, it will show the users the post has been reviewed.

    Win/win for everybody.

    EDIT:

    Also, the person making the objectionable post will also see people are objecting, and may feel peer pressure to back off. Another possible win.
     

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  2. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member

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    Great idea!!!!
     
  3. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    You mean user B... ;)

    This might serve more purpose and use in the suggestion forum! :D
     
  4. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    This could work quite well. I agree that it should also be posted under suggestions as well.
     
  5. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

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    quoting a post you report is just making double work for the staff as they will have to edit and/or delete the offensive post and yours.

    best thing to do is simply post "reported" and report it.

    multiple reports only signals to the staff that the particular post is a real problem.
     
  6. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

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    User B should not quote user A's objectionable post. All this will do is create another instance where a post needs to be deleted. A more sensible thing to do would be to call out user A and state that you have reported their post.
    For example:
    Other wise great idea! I'll move this to the Suggestion Box & Feedback forum for you.
     
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    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

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    Darn it Caddy, you beat me to it..
     
  8. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

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    Nice thinking! But, I'm with Caddy. Multiple reports on a post add as "replies" to the report and show a priority, at times.

    Also, while it reads nice (and it does), getting everyone to follow that model simply won't happen. We get 800 new people a day..
     
  9. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    Meh maybe its too idealistic, but i'm gonna give it a shot if you don't mind. I can always drop it later.
     
  10. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member

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    We had a dabble with similar on Briskoda, and it ended VERY badly.

    It merely raised grudges, off forum hate attacks (FB/Twitter/blogs/IM) etc etc with the same complainers about the same people. Made our moderation so much harder, and simply lead to "Moderators are x" posts springing up left right and centre. I'll leave what X was to your imagination.



    Not sure what VB add ons you have, but before we jumped to ip boards we had a load of useful tools for requiring approval for posts for problematic users until they behaved again. IP forums has made this much easier for us to mod the forum, but the user interface sucks hairy ones.
     
  11. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

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    i agree with caddy, the extra posts are unnecessary, this is just my opinion of course
     
  12. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

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    I appreciate the thought, but what would really help the mods is if members didn't make objectionable posts to begin with. ;)
     
  13. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    Some people may not feel comfortable reporting a post in public, and the reported may take offence and start attacking said reporter(s).

    There really isn't much wrong with the current method!
     
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  14. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    +1
     
  15. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    Good point. Taken into consideration.
     

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