I just wanted to mention a couple of things that I have noticed as a moderator that normal users wouldn't be able notice.
The first one is using coloured usernames with the mention feature. If you're mentioning a administrator
, senior beta tester
, junior beta tester
, or staff member
, make sure you put the name colour tags on the outside
of the mention tags. If you put them on the inside of the mention tags, the person you are trying to mention will not receive a notification. An easy way to tell is if the at symbol also bears the colour of the username. Here's an example.
This is with the colour tags inside of the mention tags. The notification system will NOT work this way.
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This is what it will look like with the colour tags outside of the mention tags. This will send a notification to the user mentioned.
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The next thing pertains to reporting double (and sometimes triple) posts. The moderators would like to thank those of you who report posts that violate the rules. We can't be everywhere at every time, so it really does help us out. There is one thing about reporting double posts though. The forum automatically saves all of the reports that have been closed, so we have a record of everything should that information be needed. There's one exception though. If a post gets deleted, all of the reports attached to that post also go away. This is why it would be more preferable if when reporting double posts, users used the report button on the first
post rather than the second (or sometimes third). Here's an example.
I setup this example thread to show this. Here I have a double post, and the second post is reported.
Here's the log of this report being dealt with. The report was closed and the double post was deleted. However, the report was also deleted with the post, so it can not be reviewed if it needed to be.
Here's the same scenario with the first post being reported instead.
Here's the log of it being dealt with.
As shown here, even after it's been dealt with, this report still shows up in the list of closed reports. That way, we still have a record of it in case we need it.