I'm not leaving, munchkins..I know आप are slightly disappointed now and were waiting for some eDrama (or happy to see me FINALLY desert the pop to live on my farm full time and stop clogging your "answers") but it's just boring old me sharing my thoughts on reporting. Forgive me..it's Sunday..and I had the time.
I sometimes stumble across obvious spam (yes, I'm talking aboot आप chinese shoe and handbag sellers!) on this site that has been there for months and I wonder why it was never removed. I also see क्विज़ where people have been informed of a mistake and yet months later the wrong क्विज़ still sits there.
Then I see highly amusing threats in comments: I SWEAR I WILL HAVE आप DELETED OFF THIS SITE!!
I have come to the conclusion that some users just don't रिपोर्ट या have a totally wrong idea of what a रिपोर्ट does so here are some basics on reporting: 1)How do I रिपोर्ट content?
Harold wrote a link
including तस्वीरें where आप will find the रिपोर्ट flag on the different types of content. He also made a handy little सूची of things आप might stumble across and what आप should do (rate, ignore, report).
It's slightly outdated since this was written before we had the handy little "notes" section but it's a great guide if you're not sure what to do या where to find the रिपोर्ट flag. 2)What happens when I रिपोर्ट something?
As I mentioned I have seen a lot of टिप्पणियाँ where people threaten to have "users deleted/banned". This is a silly and actually empty threat. The reporting system is not automated. Flagging a user या any type of content will not result in an immediate ban या deletion. Instead the F4 will look at reported content and deal with it as they see fit. 3) I stopped reporting because nothing ever happens when I report!
There might be a number of reasons why this is happening. A) आप didn't give a valid reason in the notes section.
The people handling the reports can not be experts on everything: They didn't read the book या see the film on a pop क्विज़ सवाल and maybe the answer is even a controversial one and प्रशंसकों are still debating whether "Edwards कमीज, शर्ट to cover his sparkly body was a) a deep green या b) a deep turquoise". Be as precise as possible with your reports. If आप have a lengthy answer put it in a टिप्पणी दे beneath the content and write "see comment" in the notes section. B) आप were being biased in your report.
If your reports are for very personal reasons (shipping, national pride, personal disagreement etc) chances are a और neutral observer will not agree and the content stays as it is. Unfortunately this is also true for uncredited and keywordless images..or तस्वीरें with wrong
कीवर्ड्स *shudder*. C) आप पेश something yourself and now want it removed for personal reasons.
फैन्पॉप is a community and the content of all क्लब्स belongs to everyone not just you. If आप added a क्विज़ या a pick that प्रशंसकों have already answered and आप just want it removed "CUZ OMG I DON'T EVEN SHIP THEM ANYMORE" या some other silly reason chances are it will stay. If आप have made a controversial pick that sparked a fight आप can रिपोर्ट it and it will probably be removed.(Ah..good times :P) D) It took time to be dealt with.
I remember there was an amusing picture of some naked lady's behind and there was an ootraged user who foresaw fanpops moral decline because the image wasn't removed within seconds. People
run this site and sometimes the F4 might be at home! having रात का खाना with the kids! या playing scrabble with their wives! या having a beer! Or...something. 3)Isn't reporting someone mean?
Think of the reporting tool as an "alert" button. आप are alerting the F4 to someones behaviour. Chances are that if this user is abusive there will be others reporting them,too. It's better to रिपोर्ट someone for a reason than getting into an online argument with them and making the situation worse. If आप are being harassed, stalked, attacked रिपोर्ट and BLOCK the person. Let the powers of फैन्पॉप deal with internet trolls and don't attempt to take matters into your own hands (we have seen how that ends ;)). If however आप get into a fight with someone over silly shipping issues: this isn't a reason to रिपोर्ट someone. General disagreements are NOT a reason for reporting. मंचों do not belong to groups या individuals and anyone can टिप्पणी दे anywhere- even if they aren't a प्रशंसक of the club so that's not a valid reason either. Be reasonable in your reports and rest assured that the F4 know what they are doing (if आप alerted them to the situation properly and they have all the facts). 4) My content got deleted and I don't know why!
As of now there is no automated system that tells आप if your content was moved या removed. Maybe this will be changed in future but for now all आप have is your common sense.
a) It was a repeat (Think: OMG DO U THINK EDWARD IS HAWT???)
b) It was miscategorized (Think: WAT दिन WUZ JUSTIN BIEBER BORN? in the फैन्पॉप club)
c) It was in the wrong category (THINK: IS DEMI LOVATO HOTTER THEN SELENA GOMEZ? as a quiz)
d) It was (and this is the most likely these days) NOT AN ANSWER REQUEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SAY IT WITH ME CHILDREN:
"I vow to NOT use the जवाब section for picks (do आप think...?) and मंच topics (What did आप think of the latest plot development in XYZ)" 5) Why should I even use the notes section?
I have finally reached the critical point where I always quote myself:link 6) What should I report?
Anything that violates the link
but since I doubt that anyone has ever actually READ them here are some basics:
+ Spam (selling clothes,jewelery, condos etc) रिपोर्ट both content and user.
+ Offensive content (content that promote racism, bigotry, hatred या physical harm of any kind against any group या individual)
+ porn (pornographic या sexually explicit in nature)
+ illegal content
and anything that obstructs the fanpopping experience for other users:
+ repeated content (provide a यू. आर्. एल to the original in the notes section)
+ miscategorized content (put the correct club in the notes section)
+ biased content (picks with effectively one answer: "yes" and "omg yes")
+ incorrect क्विज़ (state correct answer in notes section)
+ hateful and abusive टिप्पणियाँ (remember children: fanpoppers don't tell other fanpoppers that they "are fat assed cows and should go cut their wrists and go die in a corner")
+ outdated/broken content (links,videos that no longer work, क्विज़ with no specific time दिया that have become obsolete, picks aboot plot developments that have been revealed)
+(thank आप ineedcoffee) लिंक्स to episodes that take आप to sites where आप have to fill oot a survey/subscribe to something
+ irrelevant content पोस्टेड द्वारा bored users (what colour कमीज, शर्ट am I wearing today? as a quiz) 6a) Should I रिपोर्ट the content या the user?
This very much depends on the situation at hand.
A) Obvious spam (selling stuff, लिंक्स to survey sites etc)
If आप रिपोर्ट content the user will not automatically be reported (I used to think so but papa कहा its a separate thing) so since I have known this I make sure to रिपोर्ट the content AND the user. Sometimes people will address one of those spam accounts politely and write something like "Oh please dont spam" on their walls which cracks me up..LIKE THEY WILL CARE..or even go back to read it!? रिपोर्ट these accounts and the spam content they posted.
B)Users who repeatedly abuse others/post content to annoy people on certain spots
रिपोर्ट both the user and the content. Remember to use the notes section! Be reasonable in your expectations as to what will happen. Explain what they are doing so that people who AREN'T part of your shipping war know whats going on.
C)Miscategorized content/honest mistakes/noobz who are very confused/ootdated picks,quizzes
Just रिपोर्ट the content. 7) I have reported a user a number of times but nothing happened and they still harass me.
Last resort: Message one of the F4 privately via their profile. I do NOT encourage आप to do this lightly. If आप are at fault as much as the other person आप better settle it privately. They are busy people! They have other things to worry aboot than personal wars on fanpop. But sometimes the situation gets oot of hand and I know from what I have seen that the F4 are always willing to help people oot if they are having trouble with trolls on this site. 8) I got a message saying my content was reported as broken. What do I do?
Read link 9)HELP MEEEEE! I got banned! I can't access my account!*runs in circles**flails**collapses* Step 1:
Breathe! Step 2:
What were आप doing before आप got banned?
Were आप being naughty? Did आप post something that's against fanpop's Terms of Service? DID आप ASK A सवाल ABOOT HOW TO GET A MEDAL? (kidding...)
If आप didn't do anything wrong, chances are आप were auto-banned for posting the same टिप्पणी दे over and over. For और info read link
. 10)But...I mean really really... isn't reporting something/someone REALLY mean? Will they get banned? Will I get banned if someone reports my content?
Again: The act of reporting is a neutral step to clear फैन्पॉप from clutter! Think of reporting like a spring clean and best of all: आप don't even have to do the work. You're basically just putting a little post it on something that says:
I think this needs to go/be donated/moved/archived!
Reporting is not automated. As I कहा PEOPLE run this site and PEOPLE deal with the reports. We don't really know how it works exactly but from what I know the F4 look at all the stuff thats reported and then decide what to do with it. Should it be moved? Should it be removed? Is it actual spam? Did someone make an honest mistake?
Really if reporting were mean and got आप banned each time आप made a mistake THE POP WOULD BE EMPTY!
Think of all the twihards and bEiberkidz- they wouldn't BE here anymore if asking silly pop क्विज़ सवालों like "DO U THINKK JUSTINE BEIBER IZ HAWT????" which then get reported द्वारा some sane person got आप banned! But why should I even go through the trouble of reporting?
Some people take the time to write some elaborate टिप्पणी दे like "YOU SUCK. THIS IS WRONG. आप SHOULD BE ABLE TO CALL URSELF A प्रशंसक IF U DONT KNOW DIS! EVRYBODY KNO DIS. WHEN UR RLLY A प्रशंसक U KNOWDIS OMG आप SUCK GET OFF DIS SPOT"...but DON'T have the time to just friggin click the रिपोर्ट flag. The result? PAGES and PAGES of useless content people (and the खोजिए engine) have to sift through to get to ACTUAL interesting content!
+Report because आप want the pop to be a nice place with INTERESTING useful content!
+Report because you're a good user who understands that the site creators can't be everywhere and you're willing to HELP them द्वारा putting the little post-its on content!
+Report because आप understand that because the web these days lets EVERYONE add stuff we need और people paying attention to what is right and useful. How long will my account be suspended?
Of course no one is ever rightfully
banned- IT TTLLY WASNT MY FAULT I DIDZ NOTHING WRONGZ!!!111!!! and yet people get suspended. How long does this suspension last?
NO ONE KNOWS! repeat after me: NO ONE KNOWS!
Stop asking, please! The F4 would know because they are the only ones who know WHY आप got suspended. BUT now we think back to the fact that there are millions of fanpoppers and no! they don't have time to explain to everyone why and how they were naughty and how and when they can get their account back.
Now quit whining because chances are आप made a new account anyway (if you're पढ़ना this) and your silly पदक are worthless anyway and these days your props, too. So just be patient!
And since I am pretty conceited I will refer आप to another लेख I wrote: link
This should be helpful to read when आप have सवालों aboot how to contact the F4, deleting your submissions etc.