We want the forums to stay constructive and a decent place to read and assist others. We can't see every post as soon as it happens though - using this tag can help moderators home in on issues and you know that we will do something.
Anyone can add a tag to any thread. If you see a thread that needs a moderator to look at you can add the 'modlook' tag.
Normally this would be:
- someone posts spam
- someone posts abuse
- email addresses are in posts
- a post full of code
- someone just plain spamming lots of threads
- when a post belongs in another forum (usually off-topic)
- sigs in posts
We check for the tag many times a day. If when the thread is looked at the reason for the modlook is obvious then action will be taken and the tag removed. If we can't figure it out we might ask.
Modlook can be used in the Off Topic forum - spam is spam wherever it is.
Modlook canot be used for disagreements or because someone posted in "your thread".
If a spammer starts a thread then the whole thread could be deleted. If you commented in that thread your comment may be lost. (Sometimes those threads can get very funny though in which case we might just remove the bad stuff that started it).
If a spammer posts to a thread then any other comments that refer to that post would be removed when the spam post is removed - your comment would make no sense otherwise.
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