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Forum Rules
- When there is a violation of the forum rules (Illegal content, warez, etc...)

Double Posting
- When there are double/triple/whatever posts in the same thread, you only need to report one of them. The mods are smart enough to find the rest. :p

- If the time between the posts is more than 3 days (72 hours), it's no big deal. Of course it's technically a double post, but I don't think it should be considered spam in that case. Usually there's a perfectly good reason for the new post... when a thread isn't replied to for a while, it sinks to the bottom of thread listings and nobody notices it anymore. A "bump" can be a good thing, as long as it's not done too soon after the previous post.

- Another acceptable reason for double posting: only one attachment allowed per post. If you want to attach 2 or more images/files, it's impossible without double posting.

Referring to other threads/posts
- If you need to refer to another thread or post in your report, just type "tid x" or "tid=x" or "pid x" or "pid=x" (where x is a thread or post ID number) in the reason, and it will be made a link for the mods. Full showthread.php URLs will work also.
- Cases where this might be useful: duplicate threads, duplicate replies in different threads, threads that should be merged).

Reporting all the posts at the end of a thread
- If you think that many concecutive posts should be removed, please report the first one and say something like "it's spam from this post to the bottom."

Miscellaneous
- If a user asks a question in a thread and gets replies, the user should be allowed to acknowledge the replies, whether with a spammy post or not. For example, "(y)" or "k thanks" or "I see." So, before reporting a post like that, check to see if the poster has been involved in the thread before.

- Posting in old threads is not specifically against the rules! As long as the post isn't spam/useless, and the thread is about something that's still relevant, it's no big deal. People are always complaining that new threads are started when there are existing threads with the same subject, so don't complain when someone replies to one of those existing threads.

Todo: Link to this thread on the report form. :dodgy:

This post was edited on 12-25-2007 at 09:05 PM by WDZ.
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O.P. RE: Post reporting guidelines
New guideline added! :p

Case in point: http://shoutbox.menthix.net/showthread.php?tid=33...d=333488#pid333488
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RE: Post reporting guidelines
Just a question:
Is tid and pid the same?

By the way you forgot to say that you should report a thread/reply when it contains illegal things.
Like a crack site or a keygen attached...

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RE: Post reporting guidelines
tid is thread id
and pid is post id
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By the way you forgot to say that you should report a thread/reply when it contains illegal things.
Like a crack site or a keygen attached...
Well, obviously you report things that are against the rules. These guidelines are more like exceptions to the rules.

Hey, wj edited my post! :dodgy: I don't think that was necessary, but whatever... :p
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A "bump" can be a good thing, as long as it's not done too soon after the previous post.

Sorry for being picky, but I think you have to make a clear line how soon "done too soon" is :p
Less than 1 hour? 2 hours? A day?
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Well, I said 10 days, but that's actually too long, now that I think about it. I changed it to 3.

Of course, what's really important is the reason for the bump/double-post, and that's where moderator judgement comes in. Just because I said 3 days doesn't mean you can post "bump" in a thread every 3 days for a month. :p
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RE: Post reporting guidelines
DZ some questions .....
1)What if in a thread the same person's posts (2 posts) need to be reported then do we have to make 2 reports or put the link to the 2nd one in the 1st report itself.

2)And what if 2 posts need to be reported and they are by different people.

3)What if by mistake a person made the same thread twice (Clicked make thread twice :P) then we have to report any one thread and say that the thread has been made twice rite ?
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DZ some questions .....
1)What if in a thread the same person's posts (2 posts) need to be reported then do we have to make 2 reports or put the link to the 2nd one in the 1st report itself.
Report both as it makes the "click and quick delete" moderation a lot easier as well as the Split/Delete Selective tools contain a "Check Reported Posts" option so we can delete all reported posts in that thread or split them out easily.
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2)And what if 2 posts need to be reported and they are by different people.
The same applies.

It makes moderation a lot easier on our behalf as we can just click the report on the report page, be taken to the post and choose what to do. Go back to the list, choose the next one and choose what to do... you get the picture..
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3)What if by mistake a person made the same thread twice (Clicked make thread twice ) then we have to report any one thread and say that the thread has been made twice rite ?
Yes, find out which thread has the most valueable information, and report the other one (mention the valueable version also). It isn't always the first thread that's the most valuable though, sometimes it is the copy-thread.
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