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    Thanking members for reporting

    In many occasions members report spam and other problems so as to keep the forum nice and tidy.
    But although most of us thank members for rep or other things, we never thank the authors of a "report".
    What's more, the author of the report cannot find out easily if the report was acted upon ( and eventually what action was taken)
    Would it be difficult to implement a small message one way or another to thank people for their help in this matter ( or at least acknoledge action has been taken)?
    Of course only Mods or Admins would be able to trigger this kind of message.

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    Re: Thanking members for reporting

    I think that would be a nice idea. However, it would probably double the workload per incident.

    You often can see the results of your report in that spam threads will vanish, duplicate threads will be locked, cross-posting will be moderated and so on.

    Feels as though there are some Moderators who are no longer active so it's maybe not fair on those doing a good job.
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    Re: Thanking members for reporting

    Bumping...

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    Re: Thanking members for reporting

    Pepe, how do you see this working (not against it, just not sure how it would work)?

    something like - if you report a spam thread, I ban the user, and send you a thank you?
    I cant do that on the Report thread - you wont see it.
    I could start a new thread and thank you, but that might get buried before you see it, if the forum is busy.
    sending them a PM would increase the workload on those mods policing spam (as Trevor mentioned)

    Suggestions...anyone?
    1. Use code tags for VBA. [code] Your Code [/code] (or use the # button)
    2. If your question is resolved, mark it SOLVED using the thread tools
    3. Click on the star if you think someone helped you

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    Re: Thanking members for reporting

    I see that many (mods included) send a visitor message to thank for the rep they received.
    Surely using the same way to thank for helping keep the forum clean would not be such a burden? Are there so many reports that a mod's workload would increase that much? ( 2 clicks + a short message + One click=less than 30 sec)
    I don't think so having been there.
    Otherwise an automatic reply that can be triggered by the person first opening the report with a check box? ( = TT intervention??? ;-( )
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