Post Reply What's the point of the "rate this post as spam" button?
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Posted 3/18/17
Doesn't have much to do with anything, I just want to know.
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Posted 3/18/17 , edited 3/19/17

octorockandroll wrote:

Doesn't have much to do with anything, I just want to know.

I believe it sends an alert to an automated systems which alerts the Mods and/or Admins. lorreen posted this in 2014. Not sure if the system is still in affect:


lorreen wrote:

It appears that what the "report as spam" link does is just increment some little counter, and after enough "report as spam" (not sure of the exact number) clicks, crunchybot dutifully lets us know about it. (I have only seen that happen once, and it was on a years-old post that was nothing like spam).


/Edited to fix typos.
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It appears to just be an artifact from the early days, structurally built in to the original forum code which hasn't changed much. It does increment a counter that only mods can see, but have been suppressed from normal viewing (along with the up/down vote buttons), but it is too slow waiting for enough of a count to accumulate to trigger something. The "report to moderator" link should be used instead for obvious spam posts.

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Posted 3/18/17 , edited 3/18/17

Hairbelly wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Doesn't have much to do with anything, I just want to know.

I believe it sends and alert to any automated systems which alerts the Mods and/or Admins. lorreen posted this in 2014. Not sure if the system is still in affect:


lorreen wrote:

It appears that what the "report as spam" link does is just increment some little counter, and after enough "report as spam" (not sure of the exact number) clicks, crunchybot dutifully lets us know about it. (I have only seen that happen once, and it was on a years-old post that was nothing like spam).


Hmm, that's odd but alright.
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Posted 3/18/17 , edited 3/18/17
Its Flags things For MODS.
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