What is the "Report Button" For?

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In summary, the conversation discusses the confusion around the purpose of the report button and whether it should be used for reporting threads in the wrong forum. The individual has already reported some threads and is unsure if they are being a nuisance. The other person clarifies that the button should be used for any issues that the individual wants the staff to review, and assures them that their previous reports were valid. They also suggest fixing the message under the report post dialogue box, as it may discourage people from reporting legitimate reasons.
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Hey, I am a little confused as to what the report button is for. When I click on it it says that it is only to be used for advertising, or some form of confrontation.

If I see a thread in the wrong forum should I report that or leave it for the moderating staff? I have reported a few of them but do not now if maybe I am just being a bit of a pest :shy:

Again I know it doesn't say to report them, but I would just like it cleared up.

Thanks.
 
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All of your reports so far have been for acceptable reasons. :smile:
 
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Could you fix that message under the report post dialogue box Greg? It could be putting a lot of people off reporting for legitimate reasons. I know I was wary when I first saw it.
 

Related to What is the "Report Button" For?

What is the "Report Button" for?

The "Report Button" is a feature commonly found on websites and online platforms. It allows users to flag or report content that they believe violates the website's terms of use or community guidelines.

How do I use the "Report Button"?

The process of using the "Report Button" may vary depending on the website or platform. Typically, it involves clicking on the button or link and selecting a reason for the report from a dropdown menu. Some platforms may also require users to provide additional information or evidence to support their report.

What types of content can be reported using the "Report Button"?

The "Report Button" can be used to flag a wide range of content, including but not limited to: spam, harassment, hate speech, inappropriate or offensive material, and copyright infringement. Websites and platforms may have specific guidelines on what types of content can be reported using the button.

Will my report remain anonymous?

In most cases, reports made using the "Report Button" are kept confidential and anonymous. However, some websites or platforms may require users to provide their personal information when reporting certain types of content, such as cyberbullying or illegal activities.

What happens after I report something using the "Report Button"?

After a report is made using the "Report Button," the website or platform's moderation team will review the content and determine if it violates their terms of use or community guidelines. If the content is deemed inappropriate, it may be removed or further action may be taken, such as suspending or banning the user who posted it.

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