Hey guys I'm back with another blog about how to better improve our services for this site for you young banelings, this time it will require some assistance from you although it will need to be careful in the same time. Maybe this will be a time to shine for you in terms of how to be a good admin plainly by using the report system, who knows you may get noticed for it. (A good note is that Pus will no longer be able to bully you with ban hammer threats, wouldn't that be a treat!)
Yet another moment of twisting and turning while under the bed sheets like a mediocre amateur break dancer, comes another blog!
Reporting, Do we really see your reports?
Yes we do, us admins that have rights to the ban hammer have a nice option with shining red numbers that tell us there are reports available. Sometimes reports are very mild and not that relevant where people can be a bit over sensitive so we don't act on it, does not mean we do not see the reports.
Reports that are very common but are "ignored" by us admins:
"Na'vi are going to lose this because they are *insert opinion of how good or bad they are*"
"fnatic need a roster change!"
^ What do these reports have in common? Other than someone laughing like a hyena, they are OPINIONS. We may not be American and have it written as a catchphrase under every election, but we do have freedom of speech and everyone has a right to an opinion.
Comments that aren't allowed but are never reported (something you guys could help with):
"Sry, sry for insultes" comments will be deleted, this isn't 4chan if we wanted to look immature and illiterate to every other gaming community please find another forum to do it in.
Offensive memes usually get away being on the forums when no one bothers to open the links and notice they have some type of pornography or something offensive. REPORT THESE STRAIGHT AWAY, and posts like these will receive an immediate ban based on how bad it becomes (subtle posts may only receive warnings or 1 day forum bans).
Ok, so this has had a lot of controversy for some time. There's no "report thread buttons" right? Sort of.
My suggestion until a feature may become available in the future is to write a comment on those threads and report yourself, do not worry you are safe as long as you don't break the rules with your own comment. Admins require to go to the thread in question to see your reports, and once we notice that the thread is a spam thread we will delete it and there's no such thing as "points/blackmarks" against you for getting reported.
Threads that should be reported:
1. A "spam thread", which consists of a bot who posts about free movies or something in order to scam the members of the forum. Sometimes we miss these so REPORT THEM immediately if you want the safety of your fellow HLTV members!
2. A repeated thread, which consists of a topic that has been done and done again. Say for example if ESC brings in forest and get_right, we don't want 30 threads saying it. So report it and we'll lock/delete those threads for your convenience.
3. An offensive thread, who wants to read a thread calling out someone or trashing members? This is a forum for Counter-Strike. We are not the KKK, we are not anti-Islamists or atheists, and we are not the anti-Indian boxing club using Indians as punching bags.
Threads that should NOT be reported:
1. Do not report threads based on opinion, if someone posts an off topic saying that Ronaldo is better than Messi or whatever you football fans care about; it is none of our concern. As long as it's not a "repeated" thread, talk about what you want as long as it isn't racist or fascist.
2. Threads that talk about a topic and have off-topic comments. In the case that people are off topic about the topic at hand, report the comments themselves not the thread.
3. Reporting just cause you feel like it, just cause you don't like the topic doesn't mean it should be deleted. If you don't like the topic at hand, find another thread to look at.
Thanks for reading, if there's specific sections you're interested in please pay attention to the bold and/or italic sections in the case of TL;DR. I hope you enjoyed my blog and it helps a bit to clarify what we're looking for in your help. Please be careful what you report and hopefully this suggestion will help all of us.