\"Report\" post button – should there be a confirmation?

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  • Nick
    Participant

    Has anyone else accidentally done what I just did – go to reply, and end up mistakenly reporting a post instead? I blame having the report option be between the two different reply options…

    Since a mistaken report will take moderator time to review and ignore, would it be better if there was a confirmation prompt before the report was accepted? Or move the report button to a different area away from reply / quote?

    (Assuming I’m not the only person ever to click the wrong button, that is!)

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    first_class_please
    Participant

    Better to swap REPORT with the hidden THANKS button !


    capetonianm
    Participant

    Agree. It should also not be possible to report a post anonymously, or without specifying why one is doing so.

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    Mark Caswell
    Keymaster

    Hi Nick – thanks for your comment. Your suggestion on having a confirmation prompt is a good one – we’ll see if that can be done easily.


    PhilipHart
    Participant

    About 3 or 4 years ago, I offered to provide Tom – free, gratis and for no money – the one line of Javascript that would pop up a confirmation dialog to mitigate this problem.

    In reply he thanked me for my offer, but said that, since the platform would soon be updated, there was no need for short-term fixes.

    Seems that the update never happened.

    Meanwhile my offer still stands.

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