#1
I just posted in a thread where the first post said *Reported* along with other things I can't remember.

But everyone posted after that playing along with the game.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1083757

How do you know whether or not to post in a reported thread? I mean, if the grounds for the reporting isn't justified?

How do you know whether it's okay to post or not?


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#2
I usually don't care, I continue posting. People who report seem like snitches to me. And I think it pisses em off if you keep on posting.
#3
Quote by \m/Angus\m/
I usually don't care, I continue posting. People who report seem like snitches to me. And I think it pisses em off if you keep on posting.


You get a warning though. But only if the thread is actually a closable thread which I can't distuingish


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#4
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You get a warning though. But only if the thread is actually a closable thread which I can't distuingish

Oh, haha, I've never been warned.
#5
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I usually don't care, I continue posting. People who report seem like snitches to me. And I think it pisses em off if you keep on posting.


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NO POSTING IN REPORTED THREADS
- Once a thread has been reported (using the report button underneath the first post of the thread), and someone has posted "*reported*" in the thread, you are no longer allowed to post in it.
- There is a 2-minute window in which people will not be punished for reporting and posting in a thread that has already been reported.
- Posting spam in a reported thread is unacceptable. If a thread has already been reported, just leave and a moderator will get to it ASAP.
Punishment: Decided by the moderator. This may include a warning or ban.


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#6
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It's so hard to read things.

And have you ever seen how many people post in reported threads? Really, cmon now.
#7
Can I please have a Mod post in here and tell me how this works

Like some people report and their reports are unfounded so people keep posting.

How do you know if you're going to get a warning or not

What if someone reports and it isn't something that should be reported?


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#9
the best advice i can give is to avoid posting if you see that a thread has been reported.

if a mod decides it is worthy of being closed, then it will be. depending on the mod (and maybe whether they are in a good or bad mood) you can get warned/banned for posting in a reported thread after the 2 min window has passed. usually if the thread is obvious spam you will almost certainly get a warning if you continued posting in the thread after it was reported. i mean i usually judge it on a case by case basis.

if i feel the thread is borderline spam, i probably will not warn people that posted after the thread was reported. but like i said, if it is something obvious like a pointless meme (a bit redundant calling a meme pointless i think) or porn or something else that is obviously against the rules i will certainly be handing out warnings to people who posted after the thread was reported.

the reason you get in trouble for it is because posting just keeps bumping the thread to the top of the forum. if it is something that is breaking the rules we obviously don't want that happening.


if any of that needs clarification please ask me.
#11
Some guy came to a thread I made Titled "Jimmy's Songs" In the musicians sub forum. All I did was post up one song and I just wanted to get feedback and he said

"lolwut?

*Reported*"

Could I seriously get banned or a warning for what I did.
#13
^^huevos
it may not be just the first post
maybe someone elses post that was removed and you didn't see.
it may be legit, but in the wrong forum
it could be just a troll thread, VS. thread, etc.

if it was obviously legit, and someone just reported it, that's them being too careful, or douchey. if it's closed and seemed legit, there was obviously a good reason for closing.

^JimmyJunior
you might get a warning, depending on the rules. but i doubt it.
what you posted was lyrics, which belong in the Songwriting & Lyrics forum, not MT
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#14
Ya I realize that now. When I scrroll I scroll faste not reading everything. Since the moment I have joined this forum I had no idea there was a song writing Sub forum.

I have learned my lesson I still don't think it is that bad.
#15
he probably just reported your thread to alert the mods. reporting doesn't always mean "spam" or "troll" or stuff like that.
well, kind of it does, but it was just the wrong forum. he didn't report you for spam or anything ban worthy (depending on MT rules, of course)

sometimes people use the report button for the wrong reasons
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#16
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I usually don't care, I continue posting. People who report seem like snitches to me. And I think it pisses em off if you keep on posting.
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#17
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Oh, haha, I've never been warned.

That's like saying: "hey, I've been smoking for 15 years and I've never gotten cancer, so I never will". Both ridiculous and illogical...
#18
Quote by thanksgiving
How do you know whether or not to post in a reported thread? I mean, if the grounds for the reporting isn't justified?


Look, I'm sure you meant well when you posted the thread, but just think about what the people here are like. Sooner or later, somebody's going to say "oh, I'd ban UG'er A, he's a complete dick" Then UG'er A will come into the thread, saying "hey, fuck you, I never did anything to you."

And so on, and so on, until there's a massive flame war. My report was just a pre-emptive strike, nothing personal, and obviously justified, otherwise the thread wouldn't have been closed, and I've had received a warning.
#19
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the best advice i can give is to avoid posting if you see that a thread has been reported.

if a mod decides it is worthy of being closed, then it will be. depending on the mod (and maybe whether they are in a good or bad mood)
I don't know about that seems a bit unfair to judge things based on feelings like that. Of course you said maybe but I think it would be easier to have bots as mods right?
#20
o.0

If you think the thread should not be reported(if some ones reported it already) then you post there if you want.

If the thread doesn't obey the rules and some one's posted *reported*, then do not post in it.

#21
Quote by Mix Master
I don't know about that seems a bit unfair to judge things based on feelings like that.



unfortunately thats just how things are. humans aren't perfect. i mean i think things are fairly consistent between most mods, but mood can definitely impact how a mod judges a thread. if there is a day where i am dealing with a lot of reports and a lot of spam (hell, i mod the pit. that is pretty much every day) i am probably going to be less forgiving than a day when things are going fairly well.
#23
if you have a good understanding of the rules and you pay attention to the forums, you should be able to judge when a thread will be considered a spam thread, when a report is justified, etc.

sometimes it can be hard to tell, and in those cases, if you do post then you're taking a risk of being warned. if you want to avoid getting a warning, stop yourself from posting any time someone has reported a thread, just to be on the safe side. if you can't help yourself and have to post, then you shouldn't really be surprised if you do receive a warning for it as most reports are legitimate/justified imo.
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#25
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Look, I'm sure you meant well when you posted the thread, but just think about what the people here are like. Sooner or later, somebody's going to say "oh, I'd ban UG'er A, he's a complete dick" Then UG'er A will come into the thread, saying "hey, fuck you, I never did anything to you."

And so on, and so on, until there's a massive flame war. My report was just a pre-emptive strike, nothing personal, and obviously justified, otherwise the thread wouldn't have been closed, and I've had received a warning.


Yeah it's okay I wasn't getting angry. I was just unsure whether to play along or not because you didn't think it would turn out... I think you should have waited until it got out of hand, which wasn't a definite thing to happen.

Quote by divid3d
if you have a good understanding of the rules and you pay attention to the forums, you should be able to judge when a thread will be considered a spam thread, when a report is justified, etc.

sometimes it can be hard to tell, and in those cases, if you do post then you're taking a risk of being warned. if you want to avoid getting a warning, stop yourself from posting any time someone has reported a thread, just to be on the safe side. if you can't help yourself and have to post, then you shouldn't really be surprised if you do receive a warning for it as most reports are legitimate/justified imo.


How long would be okay to wait after a *reported* before posting? Would a Mod be able to post in the thread saying "Okay to post".

Something along those lines?

And thank you Daytripper for your help too.


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#26
^if it isn't closed after about an hour, when it's obvious mods of that forum are on, I'd say it's safe.
yeah it's a long time, but mods aren't constantly online. so an hour would probably be safest...

but that's just coming from a normal users view.
I'd wait for a mods say on this question before you do anything drastic..

and I mean this in a situation where some was reporting for no reason.
if there is even a slight violation of the rules, I'd just avoid posting at all. unless it was really important and you want to risk getting warned or banned, better to keep it quiet.
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#27
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^if it isn't closed after about an hour, when it's obvious mods of that forum are on, I'd say it's safe.
yeah it's a long time, but mods aren't constantly online. so an hour would probably be safest...

but that's just coming from a normal users view.
I'd wait for a mods say on this question before you do anything drastic..

and I mean this in a situation where some was reporting for no reason.
if there is even a slight violation of the rules, I'd just avoid posting at all. unless it was really important and you want to risk getting warned or banned, better to keep it quiet.


Yeah I'll wait for a mod to comment on this, but I can't get warned again.

I'm on my last ban


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#28
it's hard to say mate. there will be times when no mod is online for a few hours, or we just don't happen to see a particular thread for a few hours, but when we do, it's full to the brim of spam and we'll close it and start warning people for posting in it after it was reported.

seeing as you're on your last ban, i highly recommend that you avoid taking risks and simply do not post in reported threads, because like i have said, most are reported for legitimate reasons and there's a high risk of getting a warning for posting in them. if a single post in a thread has been reported (not the first post), then it's fine to keep posting in a thread.

use your judgement to decide whether or not the thread is spam or not. if the first post is spam (pointless rubbish essentially) then stay away completely.
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#29
Quote by divid3d
it's hard to say mate. there will be times when no mod is online for a few hours, or we just don't happen to see a particular thread for a few hours, but when we do, it's full to the brim of spam and we'll close it and start warning people for posting in it after it was reported.

seeing as you're on your last ban, i highly recommend that you avoid taking risks and simply do not post in reported threads, because like i have said, most are reported for legitimate reasons and there's a high risk of getting a warning for posting in them. if a single post in a thread has been reported (not the first post), then it's fine to keep posting in a thread.

use your judgement to decide whether or not the thread is spam or not. if the first post is spam (pointless rubbish essentially) then stay away completely.


Thank you... I felt special when you called me "mate"

Let's say you get to the thread and it is full of spam when you get there. What if I posted because I thought it wasn't spam, but my posts aren't in spam form? Like they are related to the thread, after it has been reported, thinking the thread was okay?

Would that get me a warning do you think?


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#30
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Of course you do. Manda makes everyone feel special.

Return the favour. Make her know her effort was worth the bother.
Read and understand what she wrote.


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Let's say you get to the thread and it is full of spam when you get there. What if I posted because I thought it wasn't spam, but my posts aren't in spam form? Like they are related to the thread, after it has been reported, thinking the thread was okay?

Would that get me a warning do you think?
If an individual post has been quoted, that's a different story.
But if the thread has been reported, don't even think of posting in it.

"seeing as you're on your last ban, i highly recommend that you avoid taking risks"

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#31
if it's a "spam thread" (if the first post of the thread = spam), then everything in that thread besides the first post saying *reported* (and any other posts saying *reported* that occur within 2 minutes of the first one, as we understand that people will often post at the same time) will be considered spam, no matter what the content of the posts is. any further reports after the 2 minute window will also be considered spam, as we do not require more than one report per thread and by reporting it again, all you're doing is spamming our inboxes and bumping a spam thread.

does that make sense?
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#32
Quote by divid3d
if it's a "spam thread" (if the first post of the thread = spam), then everything in that thread besides the first post saying *reported* (and any other posts saying *reported* that occur within 2 minutes of the first one, as we understand that people will often post at the same time) will be considered spam, no matter what the content of the posts is. any further reports after the 2 minute window will also be considered spam, as we do not require more than one report per thread and by reporting it again, all you're doing is spamming our inboxes and bumping a spam thread.

does that make sense?


That makes perfect sense. Thank you very much for clearing that up


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Find a dice and assign a number to each girl. Throw the dice.


The number you hope for at the moment you throw the dice, is the one you'll want to keep.
#33
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Oh, haha, I've never been warned.



Stupid.
You've been warned twice, shame you've not been banned yet tho...
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#34
I'd only report if it IS a serious issue, but other than that, idc. A person already closed my thread because it WAS leading to flaming. Omg it was horribly but taken care of.
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