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“Report This” feature

  • One thing that would really help me out is the addition of a “report this” option throughout BP. I need a way for my users to tell me that a photo, wire post, or other piece of content is inappropriate for our PG audience. I haven’t seen any plugins that perform this function.

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  • Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    Am interested in that also….

    This needs to go on trac as a feature suggestion please (at work or I would)

    Avatar of Donnacha
    Donnacha
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    @donnacha

    +1

    Avatar of Timschmi
    Timschmi
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    @timschmi

    A feature like that would be great.

    We are thinking about building a community for students in osnabrück. The plattform should be for students, but also from students. Giving as much power for the community as possible. But their could be problems like mobbing …

    Avatar of Michael Berra
    Michael Berra
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    @miguael

    Very good idea!!!

    Avatar of Enlightenmental1
    enlightenmental1
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    @enlightenmental1

    WPMU Premium DEV

    http://premium.wpmudev.org/

    has a plugin/component for WPMU that will scan content and send an email to the admin if any “keywords” are found

    obviously not as useful as a “report this” plugin, but may act as a “bandaid” until one exists…

    has anyone used this? will it work with BP?

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
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    @nicolagreco

    Do you need that for wires only ?

    Avatar of Enlightenmental1
    enlightenmental1
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    @enlightenmental1

    I would need a “report this USER” plugin that allows other members to report an individual user to the admin…

    that way if there is “bad content” in their:

    - wire

    - events

    - public chat

    - profile info

    - Anywhere really…

    the other user can “report this user”(allow them to give a reason why they reported)

    then the admin can look at the reported user and decide what action to take.

    Avatar of Jeffca
    jeffca
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    @jeffca

    I need this too!

    Must have the community police the site… it’s the only way I can think of keeping things clean without hiring staff.

    Avatar of Donnacha
    Donnacha
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    @donnacha

    I would need a “report this USER” plugin that allows other members to report an individual user to the admin…

    No, it makes no sense to report the user, the specific item (whether it be a photo, wire comment, blog post, whatever) should be tagged so that moderators know exactly what the problem is and can decide whether action against the user is necessary.

    Perhaps this could be combined with the Facebook/FriendFeed-style “Like” tag that egerrits has suggested in his Favourites Plugin? thread, and that betoverli has suggested in his “My Favorites” Plugin thread.

    We could have small tiny links under each item, like Facebook, but saying:

    like – comment – report

    I see value to both “report this content” and “report this user” capabilities.

    @nicolagreco, I would think it’s necessary for more than just the Wire. I can see it used on photos (when the feature is released), in Groups, on the Groups themselves (if a group is inappropriate), on the Wire, for the avatar…

    I’m not going to be able to launch the community, or even show it to my administration, without some method of reporting. This is fairly critical for us. If I was forced to choose, I’d pick the “report this user” as it’s a more overall solution…but I’d really love to narrow the report feature to specific items.

    Avatar of Donnacha
    Donnacha
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    @donnacha

    I see value to both “report this content” and “report this user” capabilities.

    Why complicate it by having two distinct avenues when, clearly, users will be prompted to complain by a specific item?

    It is absolutely vital to make life as easy as possible for your (presumably non-paid) moderators, so, the last thing you want is users getting flagged rather than a specific item, because that means having to go over the user’s entire output and make a serious of highly-subjective decisions about what is and is not acceptable.

    Seriously, you don’t want that. keep it simple, keep it manageable.

    I see your point, I just know my administration…try to keep it simple and they’ll demand every convoluted combination of features nobody ever thought of. I agree though, “report this” would be sufficient.

    Avatar of Michael Berra
    Michael Berra
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    @miguael

    @enlightenmental1: The premium plugin, as far as I tested it reports only content from blogposts (not even comments…).

    Avatar of Erwin Gerrits
    Erwin Gerrits
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    @egerrits

    Seems to me “report this item” is the exact opposite of “Add to Favourites”… The buttons would show up at the same spots (group home, blog post, wire post, photos, user’s profile etc), the handling code would be the same except in Report case a notification gets sent to the administrator and in Favourite’s case it gets added to the user’s favourites.

    That being said, Report This SHOULD be in the core…

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
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    @nicolagreco

    i think that’s not hard to do, are you interested on reporting the specific content or the link to the site admins?

    I mean if i read non appropried content in a page this is the workflow i think:

    The users see the bad content (on wire page, group page, it nevermind)

    He look at the last of the page [REPORT THIS]

    He click on it, he write a comment about the report

    The site admin receive the email and he checks it

    does it make sense?

    An email yes/maybe, but also a queue would be important for very high traffic sites. Something that would allow more than one user (possibly all “admin” users) to view and act on items that have been reported. Being spammed with email isn’t likely to make my admins want to log in and manage things.

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
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    @nicolagreco

    Yes sure, all users that have administator role, anyway is my workflow correct?

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    This feature report this is very important to any social network !!

    Avatar of Enlightenmental1
    enlightenmental1
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    @enlightenmental1

    ….that means having to go over the user’s entire output…. and make a serious of highly-subjective decisions about what is and is not acceptable.

    you’re right Donnacha… good thinking

    @ Nicola

    your workflow looks good to me…

    would the [Report This] link dynamically insert the reported user’s info?

    like:

    - Username being reported

    - username of the person reporting(in case questions need to be asked)

    (if user reporting isn’t signed in, show something else…?)

    - a place for the reporter to describe what’s offensive

    - perhaps checkboxes of where the offensive content is (blog, wire, events, etc)

    That could then be written to a DB table and called back for the admins on the dashboard

    (almost the same as the blog comments feature…. delete user, mark report as spam, warm reporting user, warn reported user)

    that would be pretty cool…

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
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    @nicolagreco

    Yes i was saying that,

    i could do the core of this plugin maybe, no time & no money to make the admin interface, anyway in the while, if someone write some code, please share :)

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