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Gretchen's picture

The title says it all. There is no button to report an inappropriate post, after the inital header of a thread. ANd I think I tried with that too, and it didn't work.

Hope this stays long enough to catch someone's eye before it goes to the oblivion of the hidden posts.

Hey, it's Tuesday. Maybe there's a "meeting".

Gretchen
Pielove's picture

I agree-- this is definitely (post #69281, reply #1 of 25)

I agree-- this is definitely a problem in multiple spots.

pie

P.S. Gretchen, when I test the Report Violation link, it changes to "Unreport", indicating that it does something, although I cannot say that it "works". However, since the link is only present in the original post, it doesn't help with the comments, which is where the problem is right now.

RDA's picture

Coming through, Ladies. On (post #69281, reply #2 of 25)

Coming through, Ladies.
On the admin side, I'm seeing a few reports about a post that smacks of spam. I can remove it.

But, I agree that it would be helpful if a person could report a single comment or a reply. Right now, it'll just give admins a heads up that there's a violation in a thread.

Robyn

P.S. Keep in mind that if a comment or reply is deleted, any replies associated with it also go too; Drupal is set up that way. One more reason why pressing the delete button is an absolute last resort.

kathymcmo's picture

Check out Matt34 in the (post #69281, reply #3 of 25)

Check out Matt34 in the January 10 birthday thread.

Lots of creepy posters today.

RDA's picture

Thanks for the heads up, (post #69281, reply #17 of 25)

Thanks for the heads up, Kathy. 

Gretchen's picture

But for instance, I can't (post #69281, reply #4 of 25)

But for instance, I can't report this post as "inappropriate" if it were.

AND if YOU could delete the posts you chose to at several points, in threads, why can't it be done that way.
Hmmmmm, stroking chin here, wondering.

Gretchen
RDA's picture

@Gretchen: Indeed, it would (post #69281, reply #18 of 25)

@Gretchen: Indeed, it would be ideal if a person could report a specific comment or reply, as opposed to the whole thread, and I could delete (IF necessary) that one comment or reply. At the moment, it's not possible, but that doesn't mean it will always be that way. I will look into it.

Pielove's picture

Thanks for looking into it-- (post #69281, reply #24 of 25)

Thanks for looking into it-- in the meantime, can you put the squeeze (as it were) on Mcdaddy the olive oil shill?  

Thanks, Jen

Gretchen's picture

And if it matters, I don't (post #69281, reply #25 of 25)

And if it matters, I don't mind if my posts are removed from that thread ---PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE.  Of course, he'll just post again    and again     and   again.

Gretchen
StevenHB's picture

Can you (as admin) edit other (post #69281, reply #5 of 25)

Can you (as admin) edit other people's posts? In which case, maybe you could delete the content (replacing it with a statement saying something like, "RDA deleted inappropriate content from this post") but not the post itself?

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Gretchen's picture

She can delete the whole (post #69281, reply #6 of 25)

She can delete the whole post--which in the case we are talking about would not be missed. In the case of censorship, it is another "point".
I just wonder why the the "monitor" can't do it without deleting the whole thread. There is a "disconnect" here.

Gretchen
TracyK's picture

I just wonder why the the (post #69281, reply #13 of 25)

I just wonder why the the "monitor" can't do it without deleting the whole thread. There is a "disconnect" here.

I think you're not really understanding what she said. The entire thread would not be deleted, direct replies to the deleted post would be.

ACG's picture

I think the question was why (post #69281, reply #14 of 25)

I think the question was why can't the monitor delete the content of the post without deleting the post.  Just edit it and say that it was edited.

TracyK's picture

That wasn't actually the (post #69281, reply #15 of 25)

That wasn't actually the question, but your suggestion is a good one.

Gretchen's picture

Ah, Tracy, I did misspeak. (post #69281, reply #16 of 25)

Ah, Tracy, I did misspeak. Not the entire thread but any replies.  I do believe that Robyn was able to delete the posts that hurt her feelings without deleting following posts.  Glad you could catch that for me.

Gretchen
TracyK's picture

Following posts aren't (post #69281, reply #20 of 25)

Following posts aren't necessarily replies (not that anyone could tell, LOL).

RDA's picture

@Steven: Yes, I can edit (post #69281, reply #19 of 25)

@Steven: Yes, I can edit other people's posts, but I'd like nothing more than never, ever, having to do so (unless I'm specifically asked). I do see why--from a community's perspective--it would be better than an outright delete, so I understand and appreciate the suggestion. Here's my hope: 1) There simply won't be a need for an admin to go in and edit or delete a post, comment, or reply. This was a self-policing community before Drupal, eventually it will be again. 2) Our programmers will have the "edit" bug fixed ASAP so that if I'm too optimistic in 1), I (or the self-policing community) can give the poster the benefit of the doubt and recommend he edit his own post. 

StevenHB's picture

@Robyn: I'm in violent (post #69281, reply #23 of 25)

@Robyn: I'm in violent agreement that it would, ideally, never be necessary.  I was just thinking that it was a better alternative to deleting an entire branch of conversation (when that wasn't warranted) AND that we don't really live in an ideal world.

You've already exercised your censorial power and there was that moronic post from "VinaK" about how to improve gas mileage while throwing in a link to a payday loan service.

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kathymcmo's picture

Different problem, but (post #69281, reply #7 of 25)

Different problem, but thought you should know that the "new" feature on the discussions bar is more messed up than ever. If I go to the home page, it says for this thread: 6 replies, 1 new. If I click on the new link, it takes me to the thread, which has five replies, none of them new.

This has been happening a lot on the other threads too. The numbers in the discussion bar on the home page don't match the numbers shown in the discussion bar when you go to a thread.

It's maddening.

PS At least the post button is showing here.

Gretchen's picture

The "new" thing has been (post #69281, reply #8 of 25)

The "new" thing has been working pretty well for me, except in one VERY long thread, which as we know, the "new" doesn't work on the second page. Or at least I "think" it works. I guess I'm so used to things NOT working, aka, "being the same as ever", I hardly notice any more.

Gretchen
kathymcmo's picture

Yesterday and today for me, (post #69281, reply #9 of 25)

Yesterday and today for me, the new thing only works on some threads, not others. For instance the one today on French onion soup keeps telling me there are new posts, but I've read them 3 times now.

MEANCHEF's picture

I don't think it is clearing (post #69281, reply #10 of 25)

I don't think it is clearing out prior "new" posts which I have read already.

MEANCHEF's picture

Now whenever I click on reply (post #69281, reply #11 of 25)

Now whenever I click on reply and put something in the reply box, the word "body" and "p" appear in the lower left of thwe reply box.  What is that for??

ACG's picture

You don't want to know.  It's (post #69281, reply #12 of 25)

You don't want to know.  It's not supposed to be that kind of site.

RDA's picture

@MEAN: And, the text box (post #69281, reply #22 of 25)

@MEAN: And, the text box you're writing in looks different too, right? It does for me. This is brand new. A lot of people across all Taunton's forums complained that they lost the ability to format their text and weren't inclined to use HTML. The new text box includes options for bolds, underlines, and other basic styling.

The "body p" you see just means paragraph.

RDA's picture

@kathy: I expect some (post #69281, reply #21 of 25)

@kathy: I expect some weirdness to occur from time to time while the developers are making the fixes and updates we've been promising. I'm sorry it's maddening. I promise, it's temporary.