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The report section needs a better handle on time and latest posts

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by gukingofheart, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. gukingofheart

    gukingofheart New User

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    If replying to a thread creates delays, then a new system/method is needed.
    A simple solution would be to autolock a thread whenever the owner of the thread makes a reply, and is reopened if additional info is needed.

    It's so annoying when I wonder when staff will look at a thread, I reply to ask, and then it gets sent to the back of the pile just because I asked or posted some new info.
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    Can you fix this please..so often I have reports that gets ignored for like 6 months or more!
  2. VenGanZa

    VenGanZa User

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    Hrmm, if it is the case that any additional post causes a thread to lose it place in the queue, then certainly some way to remedy this would be useful, I mean if someone happens to post something and "bump" some poor guy's thread pushing it back, I doubt they would be happy about it.

    Not exactly sure what SR does to mitigate this, perhaps they will enlighten us, I am sure they are well aware of things.
  3. Scooty Puff Jr.

    Scooty Puff Jr. New User

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    It wouldn't be efficient because if the OP needs to add information that he forgot, he can not now due to a lock, thus causing more delays.
  4. Gamma032

    Gamma032 New User

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    A system where the topic doesn't get reset on a new post?
  5. gukingofheart

    gukingofheart New User

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    ^Exactly.
    This is what we need.
    It would be nice if the report section did not bump posts to the top by default(maybe as a separate checkbox or a mod option)
  6. gukingofheart

    gukingofheart New User

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    BTW, when is a report considered too old? I know some reports where it's been a month or a bit more and still not handled.
  7. DataStorm

    DataStorm Retired Staff

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    once a request for more info is done by a mod or admin, and its not added within 2 weeks, we close the report. If the report is having enough info, then its never too old.
  8. gukingofheart

    gukingofheart New User

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    So if a year goes by and a scammer is not marked, then it's not too old? o_O
  9. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    No different than someone robbing a bank 10,20, even 50 years ago and just now getting reported and caught - theft is theft no matter how long ago it was... use some common sense man!
  10. gukingofheart

    gukingofheart New User

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    Wasn't talking about the scam time length, talking about the report.

    ^ But if a man is accused of theft, and it takes them 50 years to get to find the man guilty/no guilty..wouldn't you say that's screwed up?
  11. Penguin The Fluffy

    Penguin The Fluffy Articus Birdicus Defenderus Retired Staff

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    It is, but here is something mindblowing. It actually happens. Maybe not to 50 years but some criminals don't stand trial for their actions until decades after the fact.
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    ForteSP New User

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    That's generally only the case for murder and rape, though. If I steal a dollar from someone i won't be punished 50 years later, :p. Otherwise the Statute of limitations may run out.