"This forum requires that you wait 60 seconds between reporting posts. Please try..."

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by -Christopher-, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. -Christopher-

    -Christopher- Active Member

    Good Lord why?!?

    I want to report all the SPAM posts (won't they be automatically hidden if multiple members report them?) but not if I have to wait in between each one!

  2. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

    S. Florida
    It's so users don't abuse the system or (mistakenly) report something multiple times.
    When you report, it sends a notification to the staff who then take the appropriate action. In many situations they even look further into the user/post to discover is this is their behavior is frequent or just an oddball occurrence.

    That being said, when a bot spams the forum, you really only need to report 1 or at most 2 posts. From there, the staff will see that the user is spamming the forum and take actions against all posts deemed to be spam.

    It's a very common practice used on many forums. Keep in mind that the report system isn't an automatic deletion/hide feature, but rather it alerts the staff to check the reported post if not the entire thread. Even if 50 users all report the same post, nothing different happens. Again, this is common practice, practiced on many many many forums. Larger more mainstream forums with million-plus users are more automated, but on more private forums such as this, it's not needed.

    -mobile device-

  3. Shady

    Shady Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    Also, more often than not especially in the case of the recent attacks, we really don't need those to be reported. Those threads have titles that make it obvious what it is.
  4. -Christopher-

    -Christopher- Active Member

    OK, it just seemed like we users ought to be able to somehow make the SPAM posts go away if mods are too busy or otherwise not available for an extended time period...