In a thread, what does pressing the flag button do?

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#1 Edited by hydralisk86 (8760 posts) -

In a thread, what does pressing the flag button do?

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#2 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (3915 posts) -

By pressing the flag button,you have agreed to help the community banish/excommunicate those pesky, stubborn spammers to another dimension.it once backfired,I felt its effect,but not to the point of being karma-banned.

For other purpose,it's to control the discussion

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#3 Posted by hydralisk86 (8760 posts) -

@Smashbrossive50 said:

By pressing the flag button,you have agreed to help the community banish/excommunicate those pesky, stubborn spammers to another dimension.it once backfired,I felt its effect,but not to the point of being karma-banned.

For other purpose,it's to control the discussion

In other words, it reports the thread to moderators?

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#4 Posted by CrimsonBrute (24746 posts) -
@hydralisk86 said:

In other words, it reports the thread to moderators?

Just the post you flagged, not the whole thread.

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#5 Edited by Smashbrossive50 (3915 posts) -

@hydralisk86: yes,but the sad part is I'm not one of them myself,if I could earn the part,I am more than happy to be the spam whistleblower

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#6 Posted by hydralisk86 (8760 posts) -

@Smashbrossive50 said:

@hydralisk86: yes,but the sad part is I'm not one of them myself,if I could earn the part,I am more than happy to be the spam whistleblower

What do you mean? You could just press the flag button on posts that are spam.

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#7 Edited by Smashbrossive50 (3915 posts) -

@crimsonbrute: unless the topic creator made a very nonsensical or illicit post,will that count?

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#8 Edited by CrimsonBrute (24746 posts) -

@Smashbrossive50: If you flag the TC's post, yes.

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#9 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (3915 posts) -

@hydralisk86: when you see it,you know what's right,there were huge amount of spam lately,but I don't want this as a 'Heartbleed' situation in which spammers are more often seen and give extra heavy job for the moderators