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Abusive Posts RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm not sure if this is a by-design feature, or a bug, so this question may be misplaced. I went to test flagging posts as "abusive" on Sam Jarawan's latest post (wanted it to be a realistic test, so I had to pick another user). It let me edit his message and input an edit note, and then it immediately applied the edits to his original message. Is this "edited" version visible to me only, or did I actually just edit his original post? I would think that it would be better if the person marking it as abusive could submit the change request, but that it would take a moderator to actually modify the post.

    Reading Arnie's earlier inquiry with respect to Abusive Posts, it doesn't look like the OP will be able to tell if someone has marked a post as abusive - is this correct? Sometimes you see a post that might come across as a bit harsh, and it would be great to be able to flag the post for a moderator's follow-up without stepping on the OP's toes.
    Monday, March 3, 2008 1:09 AM

Answers

  • Even though you can edit the text client side when Marking/Voting a post as abusive the only thing that is actually submitted is the "Reason" text. Unfortunately there was not a easy way to disable the editor control for this go around. If your edit actually did get pushed to the db, then that is definitely a bug but I just tried to reproduce on your post in the msdn sandbox forum and my edit did not get pushed but the second post is "Already marked abusive"

    Also, this really does flag the message as abusive and a moderator would be able to see the particular message with a red border. Additionally, the moderator has access to a filter from the threads page to help identify threads with messages marked as abusive for them to take action on.

    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Monday, March 3, 2008 1:41 AM

All replies

  • Even though you can edit the text client side when Marking/Voting a post as abusive the only thing that is actually submitted is the "Reason" text. Unfortunately there was not a easy way to disable the editor control for this go around. If your edit actually did get pushed to the db, then that is definitely a bug but I just tried to reproduce on your post in the msdn sandbox forum and my edit did not get pushed but the second post is "Already marked abusive"

    Also, this really does flag the message as abusive and a moderator would be able to see the particular message with a red border. Additionally, the moderator has access to a filter from the threads page to help identify threads with messages marked as abusive for them to take action on.

    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Monday, March 3, 2008 1:41 AM
  • Huh. I just tried it on your post, and it didn't modify the post at all. Went back to Sam's post, and it was 'changed back'. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Great feature though. Kudos.
    Monday, March 3, 2008 1:53 AM