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  1. Oct 7, 2013 #1

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    Since when does reporting a bad post count as posting?
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2013 #2

    Borek

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    For as long as I remember.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2013 #3

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    Probably because in most standard forum software packages, all the "Report..." button does is make a post in a private forum that only the moderators have access to.
    So you can't see it, but it does count as a post.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2013 #4

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    OK --- there really was a time when Greg had things set up to count ONLY posts with "phys/sci content;" GD, lounges, and such weren't included. But, I ain't been here lately, so....
     
  6. Oct 7, 2013 #5

    Borek

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    From what I know reports were counted even then.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2013 #6

    George Jones

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    I agree with Borek; in the five years that I have been a Mentor, reports have always been included in the post count.

    As CompuChip has noted, each new report generates a discussion thread in a hidden forum, and all the posts in the discussion thread, not just the initial report, are included in the post count.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2013 #7

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    Reports have always counted, and they should, it takes time and effort for a member to report a post, it is a benefit to the forum. Of course members that misuse the report function will be dealt with.
     
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