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21. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sander

goodfish, hasbeen: reporting posts temporarily removes them from view, and might limit the poster from making any further posts, which can be open to abuse, so these functions are limited to respected members / travel gurus / moderators. We tend to always have enough of those around that spam is generally reported very swiftly.

Sander .. Is there a difference between reporting a post & reporting a member? Do they accomplish different things?

22. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5235 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Reporting a post hides it from view, and brings it to the attention of the moderators for the forum it was posted in. Those moderators will edit/delete the post, or say that it's ok and make it available again. If many cases, we'll probably look at other activity of the member in question, but in essence we just treat the reported post in isolation.

Reporting a member is much "harsher", and will go straight to Peter, who might end up banning the member. It is generally not necessary to report the member, since most spammers post once and then leave forever. However, if the spam is happening in the wiki guide, or through photos - or shows a hard to detect pattern over many different posts that needs a written explanation (which you can't give when flagging a post), then reporting the member is appropriate.

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Mar-2017, at 08:58 by Sander ]

23. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 570 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sander

ToonSarah: Personally, I'd say the ideal situation would be to edit the description of the photo to note the permission directly along the photo itself, untick "allow featuring", but leave "show in gallery" turned on, because otherwise the photos are effectively undiscoverable.
However, as Peter mentioned, the default assumption is that you'll have appropriate permission (which you do), so pretty much any course of action is absolutely fine.

I'll do that when I come to do a thorough edit, but working in the map view I'm unable to edit title or description or anything else, so there may be a delay before I get to all of them - good to know there's an "innocent until proven guilty" approach!

And by the way, I've achieved "full member" status but don't see any option to report a forum post, so it appears to need something more than that.

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