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Reporting a post - Default "Notify me" setting

Postby Kwackman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 am

When you report a post using the "!" button, the default for "notify me" is "ON".
I suggest, if it's easy, that it should default to "OFF".

I recently reported a post, and forgot to select "OFF", which meant the moderator dealing with the post, by default, also had to waste time writing a message to me too.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has made this mistake (my ego hopes I'm not the only one!)

It might save the mods some unnecessary work?
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Re: Reporting a post - Default "Notify me" setting

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:14 am

We will certainly discuss it, but I think most people who go to the trouble of reporting a problem would appreciate knowing that it has been dealt with, and I don't think it's 'wasting time' to thank conscientious forum members for their help and let them know what's going on.

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Re: Reporting a post - Default "Notify me" setting

Postby Wonks » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:17 am

What about defaulting to an extra 'whatever' option? So a mod can then decide whether it's worth replying or not?
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Re: Reporting a post - Default "Notify me" setting

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:27 am

It's a built-in feature of phpBB software so would cost money to customise... and I agree with Hugh; it's no biggie for we mods to reply and it seems the least we can do given someone bothers to alert us (although it might feel like mods are omnipresent, we can't see or read everything so rely on the community to point things out).
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Re: Reporting a post - Default "Notify me" setting

Postby zenguitar » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:08 pm

I did send you a PM recently after you reported a post, but that was a courtesy and not driven by the forum settings.

I see it as being part of a community. Good manners bring us all together.

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Re: Reporting a post - Default "Notify me" setting

Postby Kwackman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:31 pm

Thanks for the explanations. :thumbup:

And Andy, thanks for the courtesy and good manners!
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