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To all: Please make use of the "report" button

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by bk071, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. bk071

    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    More often than not, we see threads/posts that are not allowed on BHW.
    For example:
    - Selling outside BST
    - Stereotyping
    - Shares in the DOWNLOADS section while the item is on Do Not Share list
    etc etc...

    And what many of us do is, post in the thread telling the OP that this is not allowed. That is not right, it makes the thread bump to the front page of BHW and gets more eyeballs on it which is pointless.

    The right way is to use the [​IMG] button located on the upper right corner of the post box.

    If you find something that is against BHW rules, instead of posting in that thread,
    1. Click on the "Report" button.
    2. Explain in a sentence or two why you're reporting this. e.g. "On the DNS list".
    3. Mods will take care of it.

    Have a great sunny weekend.

    EDIT: Mods, please move this to The Lounge if you think I posted this in the wrong section. I wasn't sure. :)
     
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  2. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    Sure will do thanks for the heads up:cool:
     
  3. Zak_A

    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I report a few threads every day (and I can tell mod react lightning fast, as they get deleted in no time)

    And you're very right to encourage everyone to do this as well when they spot these threads to help keep BHW clean.
     
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  4. IamBlackhatter

    IamBlackhatter Elite Member

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    will do that from now on if i find any btw bk thanks for this post hope it gets better goin : )
     
  5. Buzzika

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    I usually report any sales thread outside bst, spam and racism whenver I encounter one....
    And within next couple of minutes the tread is gone...
    Thanks to the mods.
     
  6. marrrko

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    Where is that sunny weekend? :D
     
  7. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks bk071 . . . It's a good reminder, since we are
    always getting new members who may not be aware
    of some of the procedures and possible actions to
    take, such as the ones you mentioned above. :)

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
  8. download

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    Thanks a lot for this reminder, bk! I realize I haven't been using the "report" button as much as I should have.
     
  9. bk071

    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think we need to make this thread sticky in the lounge.

    I've seen senior members of BHW posting in the threads like
    but not using the report button which is actually the right thing to do.

    For example this thread has been live for over 4 days and a couple of guys have told the OP to take this down. If they had used the report button, that thread would have been gone long ago. (BTW, I've now reported the thread).
     
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