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Mentor on the Lake, Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Samlav
Oct 6, 2017 12:21 PM CST
What are those ominous looking, small, red boxes on members posts to thread from Seed Swaps. They appear in the bottom right corner with a exclamation mark by them?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 6, 2017 12:27 PM CST

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It's for reporting inappropriate posts, spam, etc.

Click on it to see what it does. One click isn't enough to trigger it. If you click, it'll explain what it is, and give you a chance to confirm the action or back out.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 6, 2017 12:28 PM CST
It is the report box. If you see a post that isn't in line with polite posting or a post that is getting too political or religious in nature, you can hit the report button. Then Dave and family will take a look.
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Mentor on the Lake, Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Samlav
Oct 7, 2017 9:12 AM CST
Oh, sorry if was too religious in nature or posted spam. I am relatively new on the site. I am not political, so I know I didn't post anything in that respect. Shrug!
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 7, 2017 2:14 PM CST
Samlav,
Please understand, the icon appears on everyone's posts - not just yours. You have not done anything inappropriate.

The icon is there so that we may 'police' ourselves to report anything that we find wrong. When the icon is used the owners of the site check to see if posts need to be removed.

You are doing just fine! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.

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Mentor on the Lake, Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Samlav
Oct 7, 2017 2:17 PM CST
Oh that's good to hear. Thanks for the relief. I tip my hat to you.
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Tisha
Oct 7, 2017 3:43 PM CST
Samlav,
Thumbs up to Greene`s response. You`re doing great and your input is appreciated Smiling
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 7, 2017 3:58 PM CST
I call the red box the tattle-tale-button. It's not in my personal universe.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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dave
Oct 7, 2017 7:29 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

If nothing else, it is highly convenient when people use it to report spam, which happens at least once every couple days.

Also, it's nice for the community to police itself, rather than having a bunch of moderators running around making decisions about what's acceptable, editing peoples' posts, issuing personal warnings, etc etc etc. Blah.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Bonehead
Oct 7, 2017 8:17 PM CST
I hadn't thought about it for spam. And I do agree that moderators would go wack trying to keep everyone happy with tone etc. I've just rarely seen any need to 'call in the calvary' on anything, seems folks rather call each other out when things get heated up or start to go sideways. I rather enjoy passionate, yet courteous, discussions. Makes me think a bit more objectively. I wish the rest of the internet was half as polite as this site...
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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