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Just a simple question, If you're travelling in a car at the speed of light, and you turn your lights on, do they do anything?

 

If you don't want to answer that, it's fine as my real question was...

 

On the Community Index, or Forum Page, one can hover (or mouseover) a username, and have options, Like seeing the Avatar Picture, Rating, a 'Find Content' Button, and a 'Send PM' Button, and of course the add/remove friend button, amongst other information.

 

Would it be possible to add a 'Report this User' button to that Menu?

Hell, while I'm asking, How bout a 'Block User' on the same menu?

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Just a simple question, If you're travelling in a car at the speed of light, and you turn your lights on, do they do anything?

 

If you don't want to answer that, it's fine as my real question was...

 

On the Community Index, or Forum Page, one can hover (or mouseover) a username, and have options, Like seeing the Avatar Picture, Rating, a 'Find Content' Button, and a 'Send PM' Button, and of course the add/remove friend button, amongst other information.

 

Would it be possible to add a 'Report this User' button to that Menu?

Hell, while I'm asking, How bout a 'Block User' on the same menu?

You can block users posts from being shown.

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=core&area=ignoredusers

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If you're travelling in a car at the speed of light, and you turn your lights on, do they do anything?

 

No because the power requirements to make a car travel at such a speed would drain the battery.

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Yes, but it would be a quicker way to block, or in the context that I'm asking, 'report' a user, just like how one can send a pm just by 'hovering' over the username,

Basically, removing a step or two   :)

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No because the power requirements to make a car travel at such a speed would drain the battery.

Are you sure, as a hyperdrive engine is just that, an engine....?

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I think it would be a good idea to have a block/report option in there.

 

Personally the pop ups annoy me (when you hover by accident) so I block them.

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I think it would be a good idea to have a block/report option in there.

 

Personally the pop ups annoy me (when you hover by accident) so I block them.

I do understand your point, but in all fairness, couldn't you just move the mouse to another part of the page?

Not that there's anything wrong with how you choose to view the site (just to clarify) :)

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I do understand your point, but in all fairness, couldn't you just move the mouse to another part of the page?

Not that there's anything wrong with how you choose to view the site (just to clarify) :)

I could, but it is a very very rare time that I actually look at anyone's profile, so it is more convenient for me to hide them than accidentally have them show

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't reporting a post technically like reporting the user.

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Just a simple question, If you're travelling in a car at the speed of light, and you turn your lights on, do they do anything?

 

The photons come flying back and smash into your brain, blinding you for life. :laugh:

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The photons come flying back and smash into your brain, blinding you for life. :laugh:

 

So that's how it happened. :D

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't reporting a post technically like reporting the user.

In a way, yes, but I was thinking more about a one step method of reporting, or blocking a user without clicking on said user's profile. If it can't be done that's ok too.

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Yes, but it would be a quicker way to block, or in the context that I'm asking, 'report' a user /snip

Was it something I said? :cry:

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Was it something I said? :cry:

lol no just a faster way (for me at least) to report spammers. Something I actively participate in doing as the moderation of the website is also partly our responsibility.

Like if many users report some guy advertising porn, or some method to watch movies or buy fake passports and crap like that, (the system in place fir this is great)

Then there's users that spam in their status updates.

I'm faster looking for a report this user on mouseover than clicking on their profile, rather than clicking the profile.

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In a way, yes, but I was thinking more about a one step method of reporting, or blocking a user without clicking on said user's profile. If it can't be done that's ok too.

OK I get what you mean about blocking, but for reporting a post (basically user) it is located at the bottom right hand side of every post, so you don't have to access their profile to report them.

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Ah! I love reporting spammers, it's like a sport for me.

 

I wish we had a bonus point system for it or something, with leader-boards. That could be fun. :rofl:

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Ah! I love reporting spammers, it's like a sport for me.

 

I wish we had a bonus point system for it or something, with leader-boards. That could be fun. :rofl:

But then some people would report genuine members that have done nothing wrong just to get to the top of the leaderboards.

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But then some people would report genuine members that have done nothing wrong just to get to the top of the leaderboards.

spoilsport :p

And good point, unfortunately

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But then some people would report genuine members that have done nothing wrong just to get to the top of the leaderboards.

well obviously if this was done, reporting genuine members would get you no points or even penalties :p

 

but yeah, i agree, making a competition of it is probably not the greatest of ideas

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OK I get what you mean about blocking, but for reporting a post (basically user) it is located at the bottom right hand side of every post, so you don't have to access their profile to report them.

Yes but when they're putting the spam ad in their status, you have to click the profile.

Not the end of the world, just quicker.

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Yes but when they're putting the spam ad in their status, you have to click the profile.

Not the end of the world, just quicker.

Oh you meant statuses, well I guess these features probably could be implemented easily, if the dev team are willing to this, but now I can see why you would want a report user link/button and not just a report post button/link and I agree since getting rid of spammers faster is good. :)

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Oh you meant statuses, well I guess these features probably could be implemented easily, if the dev team are willing to this, but now I can see why you would want a report user link/button and not just a report post button/link and I agree since getting rid of spammers faster is good. :)

lol I've been thinking about all that space you see when hovering over a username, it just occured to me, a button probably exists, for mods, to ban said spammers :p

So it's probably not possible

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lol I've been thinking about all that space you see when hovering over a username, it just occured to me, a button probably exists, for mods, to ban said spammers :p

So it's probably not possible

Since staff don't need a report button they could still probably fit it in the unused space for members.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't reporting a post technically like reporting the user.

Yes, it is. Reporting simply the user is not as helpful, because when you report the post, we see not only who the user is, but what they did to deserve reporting as well. Unless their infraction is on their profile, we can't see what the problem is unless we go digging through their posting history. So that particular button would not be very useful.

 

As for the blocking, the list of users you choose to block is in your settings (under Ignore Preferences), and within that list you can select to block their posts, messages, or just their signature. It's best to manage it from there so you can adjust the "level" of the block. Hopefully you aren't doing this often enough to need a "quick" way to do it ;)

 

So... I'm not a dev, but I doubt this is a change that will be implemented.

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Yes, it is. Reporting simply the user is not as helpful, because when you report the post, we see not only who the user is, but what they did to deserve reporting as well. Unless their infraction is on their profile, we can't see what the problem is unless we go digging through their posting history. So that particular button would not be very useful.

 

As for the blocking, the list of users you choose to block is in your settings (under Ignore Preferences), and within that list you can select to block their posts, messages, or just their signature. It's best to manage it from there so you can adjust the "level" of the block. Hopefully you aren't doing this often enough to need a "quick" way to do it ;)

 

So... I'm not a dev, but I doubt this is a change that will be implemented.

I've never had to use the report function before, so I thought what it did was kind of different than how you've explained it, although It would be handy if the developers would add this for the members who use it e.g. Dushmany.
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