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Old 12-10-2006, 09:09 AM   #1
vharishankar
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Enhanced thread reporting?


While currently the "report" feature is very useful, I sometimes find the ability not to "track" reported threads a bit inconvenient. Particular it's useful to know whether I reported a "dummy" (I made a mistake in reporting) or it was acted upon.

It's good to know any follow-up action on reported threads, because at least it will keep us aware of how to use this feature and learn from mistakes if we committed any.

A simple list of "reports" submitted by the user in the UserCP would be sufficient, although it would be nice if moderators can "rate" reports (Green = positive (acted upon), Red = negative (not acted upon)) so that at least we can know when to report and when not to.

The other advantage, it might make us use the feature more, since we're not reporting into a black hole.

It's not absolutely necessary, but it would be a good idea.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:41 AM   #2
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If someone reports a post, in most cases I'll respond to the user if there's no action necessary, etc.

In other cases, all moderators should be replying to the thread reported on whatever action is taken. But from what I've experienced, most just report and move on, not following up with the outcome of the post they reported.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:45 AM   #3
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That's fine. I agree that there's not real reason why I should be interested in what I report. However, keeping track of posts I reported is rather difficult unless I manually subscribe to the thread.

However, it's an idea to keep in mind for the future.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:46 AM   #4
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Drew is correct. The feedback loop should be via comments from a mod in the thread if any action was taken.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:47 AM   #5
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That's fine. I agree that there's not real reason why I should be interested in what I report. However, keeping track of posts I reported is rather difficult unless I manually subscribe to the thread.

However, it's an idea to keep in mind for the future.
I just think most wouldn't use such a feature.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:50 AM   #6
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Thanks Jeremy. I would like to clarify that, yes, a moderator does respond to that thread, but sometimes I lose track of the thread itself and wonder why I did report and what for.

At present the only way to keep track is to manually subscribe to the thread. What I was proposing was probably something along the lines of a small list in the UserCP which gives me my last 5 reports and maybe a "status" indicator like in the LQ bug tracker, but not as permanent (this list can removed after a certain period).

Again, I emphasize that I personally don't think it's an absolutely necessary or urgent feature to have, but maybe something to keep in mind for future upgrades.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:52 AM   #7
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I just think most wouldn't use such a feature.
Yeah, but the social networking is also not being currently used by too many people. However it's another feature I'd love people to use more.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:59 AM   #8
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Yeah, but the social networking is also not being currently used by too many people. However it's another feature I'd love people to use more.
There's lots of features I wished were used more, but we're in the real world.. hate to say it but most come here for the forums and wiki, wiki for documentation to read, forums for quick answers most likely already in the wiki or those that come cause they enjoy the social atmosphere the forums bring with discussing Linux.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 10:13 AM   #9
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I hope I've not given myself away as a nark of the police.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 12:21 PM   #10
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I hope I've not given myself away as a nark of the police.
Nobody is a nark. Reporting threads is encouraged, even if no action is necessary. The mods alone on this site rely on members to help point out threads that do need a new direction, etc.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:03 PM   #11
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Was just kidding
 
Old 12-10-2006, 10:38 PM   #12
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Was just kidding
I know, I actually wish we had more narks..
 
  


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