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New report feature : You can now remove spam!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Sparky, Dec 28, 2014.

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  1. Sparky

    By:SparkyDec 28, 2014
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    We have a new tool you can use against spammers! The report button. Exactly the same as before, click on the report button under their user info / to the left of quick reply, enter the reason for the report (i.e. spam) and submit. If two members report the same post, the post is automatically removed from public view (so only mods can see it).

    If there is a spammer, report them straight away. Post on the chatbox if you need someone else to report too. This is also applicable to everything else that goes against our guidelines but please use it sensibly such as in a rare case when a member is being abusive or is 'trolling' and there no moderators online at that time. It's an excellent tool and then we can review it when one of us is online. For anything minor, it's better to private message the admin/mod online at the time. We will be guarding against any mis-use of the system so any suspicious activity or a member using multiple accounts/proxies can be traced :)

    Ideally, this won't have to be used much at all but if a spammer pops up, you can send them back to Kingdom Come! :sneaky:
     
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    By:dalekslayer96Dec 28, 2014
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    Holy fucking shit thank Sparky. Now I can wage war against those autistic retards constantly posting movie streaming spam bullshit.
     
  3. Sparky

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    There was one of them on Christmas Day would you believe :laugh3: The filter on the forums picks up multiple posts by them but doesn't prevent the odd one thread from them :p
     
  4. Captain Crieff

    By:Captain CrieffDec 29, 2014
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    Wow this is great! I just hope no one's going to try to be funny at start reporting random posts :p
     
  5. Batman

    By:BatmanDec 29, 2014
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    if someone is trying to get funny with this new function I'M GONNA GO FUNNY ON THEM AS WELL :saw:
     
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    By:dalekslayer96Dec 29, 2014
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    NO! PLEASE, NOT ME PLEASE!!! NOT ME JASON NOT ME AAAAAAAARRRRGH...
     
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    By:Captain CrieffDec 29, 2014
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    Good :charming:
     
  8. Batman

    By:BatmanDec 29, 2014
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    only if you don't behave :wideeyed:

    :wiseguy:
     
  9. grids

    By:gridsDec 29, 2014
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    Right, I'm not sure I can see the differences for this feature.

    Actually, I dont really understand :|
     
  10. Cobalt

    By:CobaltDec 29, 2014
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    previously posts would sit there for all to see, reports or none until a mod took care of them

    now posts are hidden from public view if they are reported by more than 2 members until a moderator reviews it (at which point they can unhide, delete etc)

    mainly useful for spam but can also be used for when someone makes a really awful post
     
  11. Christa42

    By:Christa42Jan 5, 2015
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    Fab! Now those Kitchen Redo spammers are screwed!!
     
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    By:Black RoseJan 5, 2015
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    I've seen similar tools on other large forums, 2 reports and the post gets hidden from view for the forum staff to review.
     
  13. Cobalt

    By:CobaltJan 6, 2015
    OH SUCH THE SHAME!
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    Likely to be a good working model then :p
     
  14. Sparky

    By:SparkyNov 4, 2015
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    Bumping this thread as a reminder :)
     
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    By:Christa42Nov 4, 2015
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    Happy HUMP BUMP BUMP DAY!
     
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    By:I ran awayNov 4, 2015
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    Thanks for the reminder !
     
  17. Nie

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    A tip for new members and a reminder for not so new members.

    I have been using this function a lot lately (I hate spam).
     
  18. Stephen

    By:StephenMay 4, 2016
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    Me too... Thanks for reporting :) I just put in place a few fixes that should prevent most spam
     
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    By:NieMay 5, 2016
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    There was still one that managed to slip through the net. :smash:
     
  20. Nie

    By:NieJan 4, 2017
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    I got a request to show someone how you can detect a spam thread.
    Well, I have seen 2 just now and took a screenshot.

    Those threads often have an url in the topic or some product related sale talk:

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    When you open the thread you most certainly see an other url (which I wouldn't click on)

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    or have contents that make no Coldplay sense at all :)
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    So just use the report function:
    In the app you find it under the 3 dots (in the right upper corner)
    upload_2017-1-4_8-41-51.png

    In the browser you can find it by clicking on Tools
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    If 2 members on the forums report it, the thread will be removed automatically. :)
     
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