LumberJocks #4: How To Flag (Report) A Post

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Blog entry by Cricket posted 10-02-2017 02:38 PM 4855 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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No matter how amazing our spam prevention is, now and then a spammer gets through. When you see a spammer, you can click on the flag, next to their post to alert me.

When you click to flag a post you will see a drop down menu. In this case, (spam) select the spam option.

Another option (especially when it is a spammer posting multiple times) is to contact me via PM or via the contact us button near the bottom of the site.

Starting threads about the spammer doesn’t speed up the removal of the spammer. Responding to the spammer actually makes my job a bit more difficult because I have to find and manually remove those posts too.

If you see a bunch of posts by a single spammer, you only need to flag one of them and then contact me. It helps me tremendously when you provide me with the username of the spammer if you use email or private messages to alert me.

Flagging a post can also be used to report offensive or abusive posts, and also obvious violations of rules. Flagging posts should never be done in a malicious manner just because you don’t like someone or their comments.

In those cases where the post you are reporting is the first one in a thread, the flag link option can be found in the lower right hand corner, below the post.

-- Community Manager

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#1 posted 10-02-2017 02:40 PM


-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-02-2017 02:46 PM

thanks for all you do miss cricket :<))


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#3 posted 10-02-2017 07:18 PM

Thanks Cricket. That’s good to know….........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 02:24 PM

? 4 cricket ? ....what stops a person banned from here …to just creating a new account in another name ? :<))


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#5 posted 10-03-2017 04:46 PM

It happens sometimes, but we are usually pretty quick to find and remove them.

-- Community Manager

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#6 posted 10-03-2017 05:08 PM

Cricket, I’ve been here a while and I have always enjoyed it. It’s good to know that there’s somebody like you that’s working on the site in the background with the purpose of solving problems and making improvements. You are doing a fine job and we all appreciate it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 10-04-2017 01:51 AM

nice to know your on the job :<))


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#8 posted 12-24-2017 03:06 PM

Thank you fer the thorough explanation.


-- "I ain't got nowher to go, nothin to do when I git there, and if'n I'da been in a hurry, I'da started yesterdy"...Mule

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