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New reports system (faster, earn merit, faster for mods too)
Posted: Posted September 16th, 2018
Edited September 16th, 2018 by Xhin
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Next to every post and reply you have a "Report" link. In this past this led you to a page where you could type up a post and then immediately get your post tagged.



What it now does is functions similar to the like button -- you click it, and the post gets reported instantly.

A post can only be reported once. Anyone who's browsing that post will see that it's already been reported if it has been.



Mods have a new link at the top of the site that turns red when there are reports.



Clicking it gives you links to posts that have been reported.



Clicking those links go to the post in question and as an added bonus, automatically scroll down to them once the page loads.

Actions

  • Mods can "Unreport" a reported post. This just pulls it from the system, and also adds the user who reported the post to a nice little list that we can work with in case there's abuse down the road.

  • When a post that's been reported is tagged or deleted, the report gets removed so the Mod link should no longer be red.

  • Whoever reported the post gets +10 merit if the post is tagged or deleted.

    Conclusion

    This system should make moderation much much much faster for a bunch of reasons.

    I plan on adding additional things to the Modbox over time as well.

  • There are 8 Replies

    There should probably be a middle option. Sometimes a user might report something that only warrants a warning and not a tagging.

    Example: Mariomguy called people "obnoxious and useless" just because they don't agree with him.

    It's not really against the rules so a tagging seems too much, but it's also a kind of behaviour that should be discouraged on the site. So if it got reported, mods should be able to give an official warning and close the report that way.

    Posted September 16th, 2018 by Moonray
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    There needs to be an actual programmed warning system if that's the case.

    I want to allow for post editing as an action as well.

    Posted September 16th, 2018 by Xhin
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    Xhin
    Sky's the limit

    I want to allow for post editing as an action as well.


    If you do that make sure you add something that shows it was added by a staff because that can get confusing sometimes. Like that recent time you edited SA's post.

    Posted September 16th, 2018 by KnokkelMillennium
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    I think this is a great tool.

    There needs to be an actual programmed warning system if that's the case.

    I've seen other sites where a questionable post will get some kind of "User was warned for this post: reason" stuck at the bottom in noticeable text. It publicly shames the user a little bit and lets everyone else know what isn't acceptable.

    If you do that make sure you add something that shows it was added by a staff because that can get confusing sometimes. Like that recent time you edited SA's post.

    Staff can see something like this below edited posts:

    (Edited 1x, last time by a roaming moderator)

    It wouldn't be a bad idea to show that to users as well, for clarity.

    Edited September 16th, 2018 by Count Dooku
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    I've seen other sites where a questionable post will get some kind of "User was warned for this post: reason" stuck at the bottom in noticeable text. It publicly shames the user a little bit and lets everyone else know what isn't acceptable.


    I think I like this notion.

    Also great job Xhin.

    Posted September 16th, 2018 by Cetasaurus
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    Cetasaurus
    Formerly KM8

    Good job. Looks like a useful tool.

    Posted September 16th, 2018 by chiefsonny
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    Don't know how much use it will get considering the state of the site, but a good tool nonetheless.

    Posted September 17th, 2018 by Fox Forever
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    Incidentally I've used it a couple times now and this is good stuff. Makes moderation and dealing with problems as they arise soooo much faster.

    Posted September 20th, 2018 by Xhin
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