When & How to Use the Report Button Hi folks! The "Report" button is a valuable tool for allowing moderators to target and deal with posts that require our attention. While we do make a best effort to keep on top of posts as they come along, sometimes these things can be missed; the Report button is the way you, members of the community, can help us out in making sure things don't fall between the cracks. When to use the Report button: When a post clearly violates the Forum Rules (http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/pages/rules/). When a thread is clearly in the wrong forum and needs to be shuffled over to the correct forum (e.g. discussions of Mods should go in Mod Discussion). Perhaps more importantly, when not to use the Report button (i.e. you may actually get warnings yourself if you do these things repeatedly): When somebody disagrees with your view on the topic (we aren't the Point-of-view Police, and if they aren't violating the rules it isn't something we will address). When somebody has made a typo (we aren't the Spelling Police either). When you feel like sending a goofy message to the moderators (we have senses of humor, but we also have posts to get through). When you've already sent a report and you just want to "make sure" (we got it, see below on what happens with these as to why you may have heard nothing back). How to use the Report button: At the bottom of the post you want to report should be the word "Report". Click that and a window should pop up to report that post with a "Report reason" dialogue box. If you are reporting a rule violation, please specify the rule broken. If this is a request for thread movement, specify where you think it should go. Then click "Report Post". Done! What happens now?: The report is filed in a nice central place where all moderators for that forum can see it. When a moderator is free to deal with the report, they'll take a look at your report and read it and act on it. You probably will hear nothing back on this count. This doesn't mean was rejected or ignored; sometimes our action does consist of deleting offending posts outright, but other times we may simply edit offending language, provide a private warning to the offending party, or even just drop into the thread and say "Hi, we're watching this now" as a general notice to folks to be on their best behavior. How we choose to handle these issues is determined on a case-by-case basis and is at our discretion. Please do not issue follow-up reports demanding a response. So all you need to do now is sit back and bask in the glow of helping us out. You deserve it.