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rethink of report function?
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I do wish there was some way to prevent people with multiple user names abusing the site, but I'll have to live in hope on that one.
i agree with you both the report function is a useful tool when used correctly but once it is abused it begins to make a mockery of the principle of AB as posts are pulled by those seeking to annoy the other uses and acceptable / sensible questions and answers that people have spent time writing are removed.
Whilst i write this i also notice that the first post left has already been banned for some reason - this was left by Zeus / SexyGeordie who was apparently maliciously banned lastnight. It is indeed a shame that those with multiple user names can abuse the site in such a way but i believe handing the power to edit the AB content to the nefarious few with multiple usernames isn�t going to work in the long run� again I don�t have a suggestion how to overcome this problem but wondered if the electronic AB monks might be able to devise some system of logging the report through IP address maybe (and that is the extent of my technical interweb knowledge!!!)
Indeed, the reporting function is a necessary evil - but as it is, is open to abuse. We tend to remove those who abuse the site in this manner where we can. What else can I say besides, yes we know its a problem and yes we hope to address it at some point?
And sasha - you were not banned. You were temporarily suspended along with alot of other users who were reported by other users. You should be able to use that other alias. groan.
What's the diference between "Reported", "Banned" and "Temporarily Suspended"?
After a weekend, I can never sign in, as I get a message to say my I.D. is not valid.
Why does this occur? What has happened as I am unable to sign in every Monday?
I don't think I've been offensive or abusive either, but it happens to me all the time.
Why can't folk leave me alone?
Homer are you sure you don't have some technical problem? You shouldn't be being banned every week, unless you've attracted the attention of some complete idiot (though there do seem to be some about) who's reporting your posts for fun. Your posts do seem inoffensive - in fact you should get a medal for your care and attention to faithful old jokes. Have you tried emailing the techies?
Reported means other AB users have reported your post. This may get it temporarily suspended - taken off screen until the Ed has had a look at it. Banned means forever, like diamonds.