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Report abuse against a specific user instead of just individual posts

Is it possible to implement a "Report Abuse" link against users instead of just individual postings? It would help in some places to stop people who post vast numbers of interview questions or such like across the forums.


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    Posted on Jun 11, 2008 at 08:38 PM

    Hi Gareth,

    Yes, that would be usefull, perhaps.

    When I notice such things (based on a single post) then I investigate the other posts, and the posters of those other posts and look for some symptoms which are familiar or new (they are very creative, sometimes!).

    Often, the "stupid question" user ID is not the real abuser, and removing the posts also removes the "forensic" (for lack of a better word...) trails.

    From my experiences, the inquisition does not only look at a single reported abuse. And that is a good thing.



    PS: What would be very usefull, is a flag for the specific post in a thread for others to see that someone has reported it as an abuse post. That willl help the 5 clicks required from independent viewers opinion to report an abuse.

    Edited by: Julius Bussche on Jun 11, 2008 8:40 PM

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    Posted on Jun 12, 2008 at 03:44 PM


    I have read and browsed through SDN and it is clearly evident that the volume of posts herein are redundant and genuine concerns are left unresolved. Moreover, the time spent in searching is a complete waste.

    I have been a member of a few technical forums and would like to contribute my suggesstion:

    1. SDN should be largely moderated and instant posting into the forum need not be allowed.

    Experts / moderators in respective areas of the forum should actually decide if a post is genuine or it is a point stealer. I am not sure if this is in practice so please disregard if i am iterating.

    2. The points system need not be a part of forum questions anymore as it is clearly misused (answers are either links or huge codes with no explanation????? we have google, thank you !!! ), only articles, blogs n wiki writers should actually be credited with points for their contribution.

    Perhaps my approach is at a very root level and needs amendments which are not easy but i feel, to get meaningful solutions some changes needs to be made else the very essence of sdn is lost.

    well when u gotta kick ass.... its better to JUST DO IT.

    Thank you guys

    Shubhajit Chakraborty.

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