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    Are there any protocols in place for when we would like a moderator to review a thread, but we're not sure if it counts as a "reportable" issue such as advertising or harassment?

    There's a thread in the Physics section that's post after post reading like someone's personal blog. There doesn't seem to be much "discussion" going on at all but there's not really anything "offensive" about it, so reporting it with the "report post" function doesn't seem appropriate.


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    The best way is use the report feature (lower left of a post), add a short description of your concern. It comes up at the top of a separate sub-forum the mods and admins can see. It's usually my first stop and probably the same for the other mods/admins.


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    Understood. I was a bit concerned due to the note reading "This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts." and didn't want to seem like I was fussing over nothing.
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    We should probably re-write those instructions. While we don't want Reports raised on just anything, examples such as you refer to are worth being made aware of. The mods may not take action on some (many) of these, but it is good that we are made aware of what is concerning members.
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    I did give careful consideration before reporting that particular thread.
    But, given that he'd already managed the best part of a full page for nothing but unsupported drivel musings I thought it best to flag it for attention.
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