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Reporting Etiquette

Discussion in 'Announcements and Rules' started by LurkingInTheDeceit, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. LurkingInTheDeceit

    LurkingInTheDeceit “Brave” explorer treading “New” land

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    Scenario here: When you’ve come across potential rule breaking and there’s more than one post involved, but someone uninvolved with the rule breaking has handily compiled some of the rule breaking posts in one message, should you report the uninvolved parties compilation post so moderators can get a quick overview or individually report all the problematic posts?
     
  2. UrsaTempest

    UrsaTempest Yuri Fanatic, Archivist

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    For me, I usually just report the most egregious, then make a note there are more in the thread.
     
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  3. LurkingInTheDeceit

    LurkingInTheDeceit “Brave” explorer treading “New” land

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    I do that too, I just wondered what would be easiest for moderation and whether reporting a non-rule breaking post might be a forum Faux pas for some reason.
     
  4. Generic_Generica

    Generic_Generica Verified kōhai Moderator

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    The staff don't care if you report multiple rule-breaking posts, just don't be an asshole about reporting.

    IE; don't brag about or outright threaten to report someone in threads on the forum in an attempt to use the moderation staff as your personal cudgel, don't report literally every post in the thread, that sort of thing. Just use your best judgement.
     
  5. LurkingInTheDeceit

    LurkingInTheDeceit “Brave” explorer treading “New” land

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    I guess it’s a case by case thing, if someone has gone to the trouble of quoting a load of people to tell them to knock it off then there’s generally not much point of reporting unless they continue. If they continue, I can just report that continuation with some context included. Totally with you on the bragging or threatening thing btw, reporting someone and telling people about it feels way too confrontational for me to ever do.
     
  6. GLH

    GLH Really?

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    I've been told that reports on Xenforo are kind of like posts in a thread. So you can include quotes, urls, and lots of details. I've also been told that it's always better to include too much information than not enough info, as the more details you give the mods, the easier it is for them to figure out what is going on. Reports also show what was in the post as it was reported, so if a user deletes or edits the post, the mods can still see what was reported at the time the report was made.