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  • Rob
    HfP Staff

    We’ve made a couple of changes to the Head for Points forums, in response to an increase in spam in recent weeks.

    * New accounts will be moderated – when you register for the forums, your first post or reply will require manual moderation. This only applies to your first post or reply, after which you will be able to post freely. Approvals should be quick during office hours but may take longer at weekends and in the evenings.

    * ‘Report’ button introduced – logged-in users of the forum will now see a ‘Report’ button next to each comment. If you click this, a notification is triggered and we will take a look as soon as we can. The post itself will not be removed pending moderation but a message will appear saying that it has been reported.

    * Spam restrictions have been eased – because of the two new features above, we have removed restrictions on some ‘trigger’ words which appeared in 90% of the spam posts we received. Posts including any of these words will now appear without moderation.

    Unfortunately we cannot do anything about the quirk which means that replies which quote a previous post have a higher chance of going into moderation. Put simply:

    * not all posts which include a quote go into moderation, but
    * virtually all posts which end up moderation include a quote

    It is easier, instead of quoting an earlier post, to start your reply with ‘[Name of earlier poster], I’m not sure I agree’ or similar.

    Thank you for your continued support of the forums.

    AndyGWP

    Any news on the “engagements” link coming back? Or do I need to clear cache

    Aston100

    Woops, I reported the previous post.
    Thought it would bring up an additional option rather than just be a one-click solution.

    Sorry.

    The Savage Squirrel

    Woops, I reported the previous post.
    Thought it would bring up an additional option rather than just be a one-click solution.

    Sorry.

    Don’t make me report you 😉

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    Any news on the “engagements” link coming back? Or do I need to clear cache

    I need to chat to Rhys.

    Peter K

    I don’t seem to have the option to report posts for some reason. Thankfully it means I can’t press the option accidently, but it does seem a bit weird.

    I like the italicised quotes by the way!

    Froggee

    I don’t seem to have the option to report posts for some reason. Thankfully it means I can’t press the option accidently, but it does seem a bit weird.

    I like the italicised quotes by the way!

    I’m currently on an iPad mini and if I hold it portrait style then I can only see “quote” but if I turn it landscape I can see “report” and “quote”.

    So if you’re on a tablet or phone, try turning it 90 degrees!?

    Peter K

    I don’t seem to have the option to report posts for some reason. Thankfully it means I can’t press the option accidently, but it does seem a bit weird.

    I like the italicised quotes by the way!

    I’m currently on an iPad mini and if I hold it portrait style then I can only see “quote” but if I turn it landscape I can see “report” and “quote”.

    So if you’re on a tablet or phone, try turning it 90 degrees!?

    I only just remembered where I put this comment. Thank you for the reply!

    Tried portrait but no joy. I’m using Chrome on my phone so switched to the desktop view and the report bottom was there. Very weird, but no great loss really.

    Aston100

    the report bottom was there

    A report bottom would be a great twerk tweak

    Peter K

    😂

    BJ

    @Aston100, that got my day off to a great start 😀

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