The Report Button Sucks

DusdaDusda is ashamed of this postRegistered User regular
CT made a thread about proper use of the report button over in G&T, where it occurred to me that I had no idea the feature even existed. I mentioned it, and CT told me to post here. So...yea.

I think the button displayed is too invisible to be noticed, let alone used. Why not just change the icon to fit the look of the quote and reply links?

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I agree, that would be preferable in terms or usability, and also aesthetics.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited May 2007
    If anyone could come up with button suggestions, it'd be great.

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  • FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    I agree that, would be preferable in terms or usability, and also aesthetics.

    My thoughts exactly. It would be an improvement in every way.

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  • FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    If anyone could come up with button suggestions, it'd be great.

    Same icon it has now, but with the word "report" to the right of it as with the Quote and Reply buttons.

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  • vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Something kinda like this: (yay for GIS): p_report.gif

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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited May 2007
    If you want to go uber usability, push it off to the right edge of 'quote' and the ever redundant 'reply.'

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  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Also, it was suggested to use it more frivolously however when I click on it I get:

    Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam and clear rule-breaking posts. Reporting a post brings it to the attention of ALL of the moderators and admins. Don't be afraid to PM a single moderator for minor issues, instead of "sounding the alarm" by using this feature.


    Could you clear up when and how it should be used?

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  • The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2007
    how can you not see that button and still be able to discern the words you're reading right now?

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2007
    Speaking for myself, I can see it just fine. However, it isn't really descriptive to look at, and you have to mouse over it to see what it does.

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  • The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2007
    Fair enough, I had to mouseover it myself when it first showed up (same for the IPcheck button, its not intuitive for some reason). But surely that's not too much effort... I dunno, something about this strikes me as similar to people who whine about getting in trouble despite not having read the rules. Who doesn't have enough curiosity to check the icons' functions?

    Not that I'm against changing the picture or anything. I would like the old IPcheck icon back, and it was in the same form as the edit/quote/reply icons. We ported them over from the old forum style, may as well be consistent.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The Cat wrote: »
    Not that I'm against changing the picture or anything. I would like the old IPcheck icon back, and it was in the same form as the edit/quote/reply icons. We ported them over from the old forum style, may as well be consistent.

    I think it's just having it in the same layout as the other buttons is more intuitive.

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Icon + the word "Report" would be infinitely better.

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited May 2007
    Meiz wrote: »
    Also, it was suggested to use it more frivolously however when I click on it I get:

    Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam and clear rule-breaking posts. Reporting a post brings it to the attention of ALL of the moderators and admins. Don't be afraid to PM a single moderator for minor issues, instead of "sounding the alarm" by using this feature.


    Could you clear up when and how it should be used?

    The text has been updated. Also, if you read the thread linked in the OP, I think it further clarifies how and when it should be used.

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  • infofcerinfofcer Registered User
    edited May 2007
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Icon + the word "Report" would be infinitely better.

    I agree, something along these lines would work great I think: report.gif

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    infofcer wrote: »
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Icon + the word "Report" would be infinitely better.

    I agree, something along these lines would work great I think: report.gif

    I agree.

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  • galenbladegalenblade Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Perhaps a silly suggestion.

    Could there be a way to see which posts have been either already reported or dealt with by the mods? I tend to read in chunks, and if I happen upon a post, I don't want to send in unnecessary reports.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited May 2007
    don't worry about it, they all go to the same thread

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited May 2007
    infofcer wrote: »
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Icon + the word "Report" would be infinitely better.

    I agree, something along these lines would work great I think: report.gif

    This button has been implemented and placed on the far right-side as suggested.

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited May 2007
    The image may cache for a while, so you might not see the new one with the text until your cache expires or you force it to refresh.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    looks much better, thanks a bunch

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    yes, much better. Thanks Ramius.

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Ramius wrote: »
    infofcer wrote: »
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Icon + the word "Report" would be infinitely better.

    I agree, something along these lines would work great I think: report.gif

    This button has been implemented and placed on the far right-side as suggested.

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    And I helped!

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    At least in IE, the report label is aligned with the bottom of the image, while the other labels are aligned with the middle of the images.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    what images are we talking about here

    Oh I see what you mean, how high the label is next to its associated image in the button graphics. Doesn't seem like a big deal, just the text in the report image being placed slightly higher than the text in the others.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    oh man, I hadn't noticed that yet.

    That's going to bug me.

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Looking at it more closely in both IE and Firefox, all three of the buttons are misaligned, though in different ways depending on the browser. The alignment coding there could probably use a second look, or maybe it's an image issue. The text for the report button seems to be misaligned because infofcer's mockup was used directly without centering the text.

    Not very significant, but then again it'd probably just take Paint and 20 seconds to fix it.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    all of the buttons that appear down there are the exact same dimensions, far as I can tell.

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