gusuraman, Mar 6, 2018 : Hello folks, First and foremost, the Moderator team would like to thank all the vigilant users of the community who are reporting threads and posts that violate the forum's terms and rules. However, of late, we have observed a general increase in the number of reports and that a good number of these reports are highly redundant and lack details. At times the same user is reporting the same post/thread multiple times. *Moderators will work through the reports. If you reported a thread/post and see no action having been taken within 7 days, then report again. Also, unless there is inappropriate or illegal content that needs to be removed, please don't report threads which have already been [Closed] by the Moderation team as "redundant". For any other situations, please refer to the guide on reporting in following post. Spoiler: FUN FACT You guys will be surprised to learn that there are more redundant reports than redundant threads/posts because a single thread/post is reported multiple times by different users. Various threads are being reported with very succinct reasons like "redundant", "pointless" and/or "duplicate". We would appreciate it if more details are provided to make it easier for Moderators to act considering the massive amount of reports that are received. Backseat Moderating: Quite often it has been noticed that users post as moderators, without having necessary permissions to take action on a post or thread. How does this create a problem? Spoiler: Example: A new user has asked a silly question. Backseat Moderator: "Read the sticky posts you cupcake" Newbie: "I was just asking a question ***** off" A flame war then ensures. This creates a hostile environment with new users and encourages others to behave in same way. Ultimately leading to negative look of the forum. How do you deal with this? Either take advantage of report button or simply ignore the posts. Do not escalate by replying back in kind. Reports which do not have appropriate justification/ reasoning will be deleted as “Invalid report” While we are trying to fix the redundancy in the forum through technological tools, it takes time and has its challenges. Before it is put into practice, we rely on you folks to help us maintain the true spirit of the forum. We look forward to your support by considering the above points while reporting. Once again, we appreciate everyone who spends time and energy in making this forum a better place. Cheers!! Moderator team.