Abuse marking removed - comment under the post is "marked as abuse by ..." RRS feed

  • Question

  • A post was marked as being abusive, which imo it wasn't given who the poster was (good track record in the community; provider of useful free tools and also the post was relevant to the question), so I unmarked it.

    This is what was listed under the post.

    Reported as abuse by nuclear 2 hours 19 minutes ago
    Note: advertisement
    Reported as abuse by Mike Walsh MVP a few seconds ago
    <Reason for unmarking it>

    Clear bug, I think you'll agree !
    Thursday, December 18, 2008 4:04 PM


All replies

  • Are you calling out that you can see it as the bug (in which case, only moderators can see abuse notes)

    Or are you literally seeing "<Reason for unmarking it>" (which, I assume, you didn't type)? In which case, definite bug...
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Thursday, December 18, 2008 5:28 PM
  • Sorry about the confusion.

    I was using <Reason for unmarking it> in the same way I would use http://<servername>/default.aspx in a message that included an address in a server. I.e. it just means "whatever message I wrote there."

    I also was unaware that these Abuse notes could only be seen by Moderators. However even Moderators should not be told that I have "Reported as abuse" when I have in fact deleted the "This post is abusive" tag !




    Friday, December 19, 2008 5:25 AM
  • It's a matter of history. This way if another mod (or the original one) comes along and feels it's abusive, they can see the reasoning that has already happened. Without this, the original mod may think his first marking didn't take, so will mark it again. It becomes a game of chicken.

    I'm aware that a non-mod may come along and mark it, but this trail of history is extremely valuable for mods to see, and 99% of the population don't need to know that someone thought something was abusive.

    Hope that helps
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Saturday, December 20, 2008 6:08 AM
  • It's still a mistake that other moderators see a text that say that I have marked it as abuse when I have in fact removed a mark as abuse ! 
    Saturday, December 20, 2008 7:06 AM
  • You're right. I didn't catch that. There should be 2 different pieces of text there.
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Sunday, December 21, 2008 12:57 AM
  • Seems to be fixed. Please post a reply if you can repro this issue.


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:38 PM
  • Does not happen anymore.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law

    My blog

    Friday, May 25, 2012 12:15 AM