posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 12:09 AM
There are a lot more threads and posts made each day than there are staff members. The staff do a great job at monitoring the board, but are not able
to find every single one line respone, or other things that need staff attention. I do not expect staff to find all the problems either, because they
are only human, and humans are not perfect. I think it would be a great idea if the members could help point out one line responses and other small
problems, so that the staff could more easily find these problems and solve them. There could be a button after every post that says report. A list
of reasons as to why you are reporting this post woulc come up so you can tell the staff why you are reporting this post. Reasons being, one line
response, posted in the wrong forum, a hoax, ect...
There obviously would have to be rules made so that people do not abuse this and just report posts made by members he/she does not like. If you
report a post and there is nothing wrong with the post you get a warning. If you get three warnings you get a temp ban. People who do use the report
button the right way would not get a reward such as points, they would get the reward of making ATS a better place to be a member at.
I know I have sent u2u's to staff telling them of threads that were made in the wrong forums and other small problems, but I do not want to send them
lots of u2u's. I think it would be easier if there was a report post button, so staff members u2u boxes would not get too many u2u's.