Report/Denial reasons list enhanced with new classifications

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krish
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Report/Denial reasons list enhanced with new classifications

Postby krish » August 26th, 2011, 1:12 am

Hi all,

The Report/Denial reasons list is enhanced with below classifications. Please use the report system (a small inverted triangle with exclamatory mark("i")) to report about the posts to the notice of moderators to take relevant action.

Flame wars: When the discussion becomes heated and sides do nothing more than complain and not accept each other's differences in point of view, the discussion degenerates into what is called a flame war. To flame someone means to go off-topic and attack the person rather than their opinion.

Troll: Forum trolls are users that repeatedly and deliberately breach the netiquette of an established online community, posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages to bait or excite users into responding or to test the forum rules and policies, and with that the patience of the forum staff. Their provocative behavior may potentially start flame wars (see above) or other disturbances. Responding to a troll's provocations is commonly known as 'feeding the troll' and is generally discouraged, as it can encourage their disruptive behavior.

Socket Puppet: The term sock puppet refers to someone who is simultaneously registered under different pseudonyms on a forum. The analogy of a sock puppet is of a puppeteer holding up both hands and supplying dialogue to both puppets simultaneously. A sock puppet will create multiple accounts over a period of time, using each user to debate or agree with each other on a forum.

Double posting: One common faux pas on Internet forums is to post the same message twice. Users sometimes post versions of a message that are only slightly different. Multiple posting instead of editing prior posts can artificially inflate a user's post count. Multiple posting can be unintentional; a user's browser might display an error message even though the post has been transmitted or a user of a slow forum might become impatient and repeatedly hit the submit button. Multiple posting can also be used as a method of trolling or spreading forum spam.

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