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Confused a bit about abuse rejections

Hi All,

I'm a bit curious about some abuse reports I've raised recently that have been rejected.  A few examples:

I can't say I'm particularly bothered about people getting points but I don't see the value in having the same content copied from one SAP site to another.  In my mind, one of the key points of moderation on any forum is to keep quality up, noise down and ensure users are easily able to search and find the curated content.  For that to be successful, we need consistency.

If there was one blog that pointed out the useful OSS notes relating to SAP Business One for example, when they are useful and the real life problems they address (i.e. going above and beyond the very technical content on the OSS note itself) I wouldn't be bothered but what is the point in just copying and pasting the notes into SCN?!

As for the first one, I can't figure out why the abuse was rejected other than maybe the moderator hit the wrong button?!  Or maybe I'm just too uptight about this sort of stuff? 😊

Gareth.

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    Jul 04, 2013 at 02:10 PM
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    • Hi Gareth,

      that happened a couple of times to me, too, which is a bummer.

      The email you get doesn't say _who_ rejected, it doesn't even have a link to the article (while it _does_ have the full content...).

      Another one for the list of "room for improvement for moderation"

      Frank.

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    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    • Former Member Jason Lax

      I would like to report another effect of this bug.

      When previewing using activity feed, the document does not have banner text indicating that "Publication of this document was rejected by one or more of its approvers....".

      It looks as good as any other content in activity feed.

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    Jun 12, 2014 at 08:10 AM

    It's been a while since I resurrected this thread but just had an abuse report rejected against this quality entry:-

    Seriously?!

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    • I can understand that there are different points of view on how to deal with a request of points:

      some moderator delete the whole thread (probably believing that the other people who responded would have to alert the moderator and then takes off points at all), someone deletes the individual essage (and automatically points) someone leaves the message by removing only the offending line and takes away any points awarded and someone else puts it in red explaining that it is against the rules.

      This falls into the questionable part on which each moderator has room to maneuver, but that is not to be approved should be shared by (clear for) all, and for this should serve the Rules of both users and moderators.

      If in the same country (with the same rules as in SAP) the maximum speed is 130 kmh and I travel over the limit when I meet a patrol with a gauge of speed they should stop me and do a fine.
      Since there is a range in amount, decide the amount based on the fact that it is the first time or the umpteenth time that I take a fine for speeding, how fast I was going 145 kmh or 220 kmh, etc.., but at the end, a patrol may decide for the minimum amount and another for the same reasons / conditions for the maximum amount, this can happen.

      But it should not happen that a patrol saw a car that every day goes to 200 kmh and those who point out responds
      "This comes quickly at home and leaves a free way for others, so I do not see any problem for that"

      I think that asking and offering points are implicit Rules, and this cause ambiguity and create confusion also for moderators, that's why it should be include clearly in the Rules.

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 08:32 AM
    • That would be part of my questions: I abused some, with comments, then got an email "Your abuse report has been rejected".

      How does that work???? As I'm not the moderator in these spaces I couldn't deal with them myself.

      Frank.

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    Jul 26, 2013 at 04:45 PM

    Hi Gareth,

    Hi SCN Community,

    being new to the SCN Community I found this discussion to be extremely interesting.  ℹ️

    I have used the forum in the past as a guest to look for answers to some of the more common questions, since becoming a member I have noticed that there is quite a bit of "noise" as you have mentioned.

    This is making it more difficult in finding and providing the answers that are required.  I would welcome additional dialogue in this arena to curb what may become an epdidemic across the board.

    Thank you, and keep up the open minded analysis.

    Best regards,


    A.G.H ➕

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  • Oct 18, 2013 at 01:30 PM

    I'm still wondering what made the moderator reject my "Report Abuse" when it is clearly a breach of the rules.

    Regards

    RB

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    Mar 18, 2014 at 07:33 AM

    Hi Gareth Ryan,

    I second you. Please do not loose your heart....Please continue contributing the way are you doing till date. Moderator might have hitted wrong button...... One fine day they will recongnise you..!!

    All the very best.

    Cheers,

    Pravin

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  • Mar 18, 2014 at 07:43 AM

    unfortunately I have my doubts with the wrong button.

    sure it can happen.

    But if such content gets abused at least 3 times by different people (yes I reported abuse for those documents last night - and all got rejected), then I expect that the penny drops and the the moderator should ask himself why a thought rejected document  can be abused again.

    And no matter if rejecting the content or the notification, a line for a note is always present to explain the decision.

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  • Jul 24, 2013 at 03:53 PM

    I got a rejection when reporting that this post is in a wrong space. It's been posted in general SD forum but it's in Portuguese (?) language. There is a designated space for that, it just needs to be moved (or posted in English). It still shows up in SD forum (with 0 replies, naturally) as is. What gives? Did moderator hit a wrong button? 😕

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  • Oct 16, 2013 at 05:43 PM

    Here is another one:

    http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-47863

    Copied (read Xeroxed) from (even the screen shots) :

    http://sapbasisphilosopher.blogspot.com/2013/08/different-phases-of-upgrade-sum-tool.html

    Surprisingly the copy paste didn't work very well

    After the part 5.2 comes part 5.5

    5.2 : Extraction

    Following activities performed in this phase:

    5.5 Pre-Processing

    The funny part is that the content that should come under the section 5.2 are shown after:

    !!! Enjoy Learning !!!

    I used the "Report Abuse" button but it was rejected by the moderator.

    Regards

    RB

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