How To... Report a Message for Spam / Unusual Content

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    If you find a Message that looks like spam or if it looks unusual/breaks community rules you can use the Report link to send a report to the forum moderators.
    The Report link is located under each Message:

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    Thanks for helping to keep GardenStew fresh and clean! :flower:
     
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  3. Ronni

    Ronni Hardy Maple

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    :like: Though I have to say, I can only think of one time I've seen anything here that seemed even remotely reportable.

    I don't know if that's the result of good stewardship on the part of the Admin folks or not, but whatever it is, I'm all for it. Other forums I'm on with one exception aren't quite as lucky.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    I used the report feature and it's so much easier than sending a message to one of the moderators. A great feature, Frank!
    I agree Ronni, this is the cleanest website I've ever seen, and so is Auntie Bel.
     
  5. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Jane, you were the first to use the Report feature . A red #1 showed up in the upper left hand corner of the forum page I was on, I clicked on it and it took me right to the spam, one click and the post was removed and the spammer banned. So much easier and quicker than the old forum software.

    Ronni, we have very diligent members. Frank, Eileen and I have gotten some of the most interesting PMs/Conversations letting us know that a spammer is amongst us. :) So all of us working together have kept GardenStew and Auntie Bel the cleanest forums around.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Frank, I couldn't find the Report feature to tell you about the idiot that thinks this is a sports forum!
    Do we still have the Report feature, and if so, where is it?
     
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  7. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Jane, the Report button should be under each message, has it disappeared on yours?.
    That guy has been at it for weeks, sometimes I can catch him when he is registering and ban that name but he just changes the name a bit and comes back a day or so later.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi MG, as Toni suggested the Report link should be under every post. Please let me know if it's not there for you and I can sort that out on the backend.
     
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    Frank and Toni, yes the report like shows, but I swear it didn't yesterday!
     
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