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Reporting abuse

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  • I tried to report abuse but I am totally confused about how to do that. 

    In the JScript for the .NET Framework forum there is an advertisement post that is totally off-topic for all MSDN forums. I clicked on the Post is Abuse link but I don't understand what I am supposed to do from there.

    I don't know if it is designed to work this way, but the post got copied into the message, without quote tags or anything such as that. It is not clear to me if that is supposed to happen. If it is supposed to happen, then there needs to be an explanation or whatever so people know it is. I also don't know what to do to provide an explanation of the abuse.
    Sam Hobbs; see my SimpleSamples.Info
    Thursday, September 11, 2008 5:10 AM

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  • If a post is totally off-topic, it's possible for the Moderators of that forum to either move it to Off-Topic posts or to delete it.

    In the SharePoint forums, I and my fellow Moderator Paul Galvin delete ad posts (even if its an ad for a SharePoint product); we move to off-topic the technical posts about other products.

    In other words if that post is still there then it is people with Moderator priviledges for the .NET Framework who should remove it.

    What you could do is start a new thread *there* that catches their attention in which you request the removal of this post and give a link to it.


    Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:26 AM
  • All you need to do is put a reason that you feel the post is abusive in the "reason" box.
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Thursday, September 11, 2008 6:28 PM