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Are there any plans to make it easy to report a post to the mods? A button in each post, or a link?

I've been emailing a mod (though I never know who to pick!) if something concerns me, but I miss a feature many forums have where you report a post and any mod can handle it as soon as they see it.
 

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Well, yes... But generally, it's not so bad. The forums I've run or moderated, most people did not abuse it. However, it very much comes in handy to alert the mods of a problem post, before things get too out out of hand.
 

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I don't think it would be abused. I made a similar request here:

http://www.ratforum.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=3955.html

The reason why I don't think it'd be abused is that it'd be up to the mods to simply check the post out. If they knew it was someone who would abuse the link often then they could just ignore that one. But with a forum of around 25-50 posters I don't think it'd ever be a big deal.
 

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I think it is a good idea.
 

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Bummer, cjshrader, I even looked to see if it'd been brought up before. *redfaced*

I agree, if one were to abuse it (and I doubt it), it wouldn't be much more than checking the post. If someone decides to report posts for no reason over and over, then they get it taken away. I think it would do much more positive than negative.
 

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Haha, it's ok Kimmiekins. My post wasn't originally supposed to even be about that. It just kind've went that way as I was typing and was like "Oooh, that'd be nice"
 

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I suggested this ages ago especially since there are only a few mods and they aren't online all that often.

Report buttons are usually used pretty respectfully in my opinon.
 

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yes, i remember this request. and i really like the idea myself. i think he only reason we don't have one is that this board doesn't support that feature, or at least ratman couldn't figure it out or something.
 

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I would love to have that, as it would make our job a whole lot easier! As it is, you can PM one of us or all of us. I know it take a little longer, but I promise that I'm always checking my PMs!
 

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twitch said:
yes, i remember this request. and i really like the idea myself. i think he only reason we don't have one is that this board doesn't support that feature, or at least ratman couldn't figure it out or something.
He might need to upgrade the phpbb on here, but that also makes things run smoother anyways. I can find that link again if you need it?
 

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lilspaz68 said:
twitch said:
yes, i remember this request. and i really like the idea myself. i think he only reason we don't have one is that this board doesn't support that feature, or at least ratman couldn't figure it out or something.
He might need to upgrade the phpbb on here, but that also makes things run smoother anyways. I can find that link again if you need it?
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He is not using PHP BB but actually something called Dragonfly CMS, which I believe is based on PHP BB. Meaning something in PHP BB won't necessarily be in Dragonfly CMS.
 

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He is not using PHP BB but actually something called Dragonfly CMS, which I believe is based on PHP BB. Meaning something in PHP BB won't necessarily be in Dragonfly CMS.
Ahh too bad :(

Hmmm...pretty ghetto but have you thought of creating a member called Mod and all the Mods themselves could sign in and check for PM's? then the members will only have to PM "Mod" and get one of you more quickly?
 

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Ahh, then probably it's a derivative version of PHPBB, as I know Dragonfly comes with that. I think there are mods for it, but I don't touch Nuke-based CMSes, so I have no idea..
 

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DragonCMS isn't taht fun to try and figure out. I'm currently in the process of trying to figure out how to force it to work, Then I'll be posting the method off to ratman for help.

*I already have the DragonCMS set up on my own personal web server for testing*.
 

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Yeah... I've been involved in web design since '97 (freelance and working for companies), and though I can handle any PHP/CGI based CMS, and can write my own PHP scripts, including a CMS or blog CMS, I have always disliked any nuke-based "portal" systems. Totally not my thing.

I did some searching and found that it's been a requested feature in Dragonfly since (at least) *2004*, but I guess the support isn't all too good, as it's never apparently happened, and the user base hasn't come up with a mod.
 

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Same here. Yet I've been a freelance web designer since I was 13 (I'm 19 now. And I've had 6 straight years of practice and design experience. I can count of CSS and HTML in real life. [Everything I've ever done is hand made. none of those fancy Publisher programs that some people enjoy] ) In any case though. I'm still picking up a lot of PHP and cgi as I go (I'm a quick learner. Just work is getting int he way again.)

Anyway though. there was a phpBB report button released not too long ago. And isntal went kinda smoothly *it didn't want to work with my previous version of phpBB, yet I'm too lazy to add I need version. or bother updating.*

So, in assumption the button has been built, it needs to be re-added though and built over again with new references to it.

So, in theory. it should work, so long as everything is within reference of the original script.
 
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