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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:15 pm 
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Please note that the alert system is for reporting breaches (or potential breaches) of forum rules.

Members should not be using it to give us their opinions, to make suggestions, to raise questions, to disagree with what someone else has posted, or to provide a running commentary!

Please do not abuse the alert system - it should be used sparingly ........


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Rather than provoke any unpleasantness on the forum, the best thing to do for serious breaches of forum rules is send an 'alert' to moderators by clicking on the red exclamation mark that appears with every post and PM. Image
Note that the default complaint is "Offensive remarks"! This can be changed via the drop down list.

The idea of an alert is that the first moderator to pick it up will (hopefully) drop everything else and rush to see what the problem is.
Imagine their reaction when the 'crisis' turns out to be
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      "I wish to report a duplicate post."
      :roll:

Use the 'alert' sparingly for matters which seriously breach forum rules and require prompt attention, e.g. advertising, personal attacks, or remarks that the wider community is likely to find very offensive.

For non-urgent, less critical matters - e.g. to report a duplicate topic or off-topic post:
• please post your request/suggestion on the thread in question
• or send a PM to "Moderators" (without the quotation marks), including a link to the relevant post
• or both.


You may not receive any acknowledgement, but moderators will read your comments, and consider carefully whether any action is required. They may decide, for example, to edit a post, to remove the entire post if appropriate, or simply to keep a watchful eye on the thread.


viewtopic.php?f=9&t=29397&p=346290&hilit=report#p346290


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:37 pm 
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A flood of unnecessary alerts is like an alarm going off every 5 minutes - there's an increasing risk that it will be ignored.

A few members are still misusing the alert system, bombarding moderators with a stream of non-urgent reports, such as
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      "Could you please merge these two threads?"!
      Why not just post this suggestion on the forum? There's a reasonable chance a moderator will see it: viewtopic.php?f=71&t=40234&p=482632#p482632
      Otherwise, you could try PMing a moderator.

The idea of an alert is that the first moderator to pick it up will (hopefully) drop everything else and rush to see what the problem is.
Imagine their reaction when the 'crisis' turns out to be
      Quote:
      "I wish to report a duplicate post."
      :roll:

Use the 'alert' sparingly for matters which breach forum rules and require prompt attention, e.g. advertising or offensive remarks.

Serial 'reporters', please note: Repeated use of the alert system by you ceases to have any impact!


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