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Solution to Mass Reporting: IP Checking! by Basic88 in Suggestions

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1: Basic88 wrote at 5:02:49 PM 30/7/20204273998
We all hate it when we get mass reported. Well, here is a solution: IP Checking! When reporting, it checks if that person has already reported the project with that IP address. If so, that person gets an alert saying “please don't mass report”. I think this will save the ST time from meaningless reports. As usual, please leave constructive feedback
2: DarthVader4Life wrote at 5:07:19 PM 30/7/20204274022

Basic88 wrote:

We all hate it when we get mass reported. Well, here is a solution: IP Checking! When reporting, it checks if that person has already reported the project with that IP address. If so, that person gets an alert saying “please don't mass report”. I think this will save the ST time from meaningless reports. As usual, please leave constructive feedback
what if there are multiple reasons that you need to report it for?
other is an option of course, but i think there might be a limit on that.
also, humans can forget some stuff and then remember after they send, so….

a fix to this problem is to limit the number of times you can report a project. i'd say 2?
3: Basic88 wrote at 5:09:38 PM 30/7/20204274041

DarthVader4Life wrote:

what if there are multiple reasons that you need to report it for?
Well, you can type them all in the “other” section (there is a text box at the end if you keep pressing the button)
4: HTML-Fan wrote at 5:11:00 PM 30/7/20204274050
Well, it's mostly so you can't use alts for stuff. So you could say that you may have unlimited reports, but only 2 different accounts on one IP. But, I'm not sure what the servers would think about that idea.
5: Basic88 wrote at 5:13:29 PM 30/7/20204274066

HTML-Fan wrote:

Well, it's mostly so you can't use alts for stuff. So you could say that you may have unlimited reports, but only 2 different accounts on one IP. But, I'm not sure what the servers would think about that idea.
It takes about 4 reports for the project poster to get temp banned. I don't think the mass reporter wants to buy 4 different computers.
6: HTML-Fan wrote at 5:14:59 PM 30/7/20204274071
A PC gets only an internal IP. The IP the servers get your router's IP. And you can just reset the router for a new IP.
7: DarthVader4Life wrote at 5:16:59 PM 30/7/20204274081

Basic88 wrote:

DarthVader4Life wrote:

what if there are multiple reasons that you need to report it for?
Well, you can type them all in the “other” section (there is a text box at the end if you keep pressing the button)
did you read my entire port?
8: Basic88 wrote at 5:17:50 PM 30/7/20204274087

HTML-Fan wrote:

A PC gets only an internal IP. The IP the servers get your router's IP. And you can just reset the router for a new IP.
The mass reporters probably don't know that and won't do that. I have a feeling if this was “add IP banning” then you would say the exact same thing. Think about it like IP banning, only you can't mass report from the same IP.
9: HTML-Fan wrote at 5:19:07 PM 30/7/20204274093
IP banning is also stupid. I was banned after I made those joke accounts - a quick router reset and the problem was solved.
10: Basic88 wrote at 5:20:15 PM 30/7/20204274101

DarthVader4Life wrote:

Basic88 wrote:

DarthVader4Life wrote:

what if there are multiple reasons that you need to report it for?
Well, you can type them all in the “other” section (there is a text box at the end if you keep pressing the button)
did you read my entire port?
Oh, sorry. I'll edit that post. Well, one reason is good enough. For example reporting a project with Cloud Chat and Scratch Cat swearing. You could just report the “Scratch Cat swearing” part and that is sufficient enough for a mod to take down that project.
11: DarthVader4Life wrote at 5:22:35 PM 30/7/20204274110

Basic88 wrote:

DarthVader4Life wrote:

Basic88 wrote:

DarthVader4Life wrote:

what if there are multiple reasons that you need to report it for?
Well, you can type them all in the “other” section (there is a text box at the end if you keep pressing the button)
did you read my entire port?
Oh, sorry. I'll edit that post. Well, one reason is good enough. For example reporting a project with Cloud Chat and Scratch Cat swearing. You could just report the “Scratch Cat swearing” part and that is sufficient enough for a mod to take down that project.
still, i'd rather the ST know at least 75% rather than 25%
12: Basic88 wrote at 5:24:13 PM 30/7/20204274119

DarthVader4Life wrote:

-quote train-
still, i'd rather the ST know at least 75% rather than 25%
Either way, the project is taken down.
13: DarthVader4Life wrote at 5:27:12 PM 30/7/20204274132

Basic88 wrote:

DarthVader4Life wrote:

-quote train-
still, i'd rather the ST know at least 75% rather than 25%
Either way, the project is taken down.
yes, still, if the ST decided to do (removed by moderator-) things, and the owner of the project replaced it or added with something that breaks the CG and you have already reported it….

so how bout 1-2 reports every 24 hours per project.
14: Basic88 wrote at 5:31:29 PM 30/7/20204274154

DarthVader4Life wrote:

so how bout 1-2 reports every 24 hours per project.
…for that IP. Sure, I'll amend the OP.
15: DarthVader4Life wrote at 5:38:37 PM 30/7/20204274180

Basic88 wrote:

DarthVader4Life wrote:

so how bout 1-2 reports every 24 hours per project.
…for that IP. Sure, I'll amend the OP.
thanks. you have my support. 2 every 24hrs per IP seems reasonable.
16: BozendorpherImperial wrote at 7:03:17 PM 30/7/20204274561
You make a good point that looking at a users ip address would perhaps prevent mass reporting. However, those who know much about ip addresses and computers in general, would maybe know that you can fake your actual ip address. Therefore bypassing that ip report idea. For those who dont know how to do it, i think it is a good idea.
17: Basic88 wrote at 7:12:53 PM 30/7/20204274619

BozendorpherImperial wrote:

You make a good point that looking at a users ip address would perhaps prevent mass reporting. However, those who know much about ip addresses and computers in general, would maybe know that you can fake your actual ip address. Therefore bypassing that ip report idea. For those who dont know how to do it, i think it is a good idea.
Ok. This will work like IP banning, only it's with reports (two reports per that IP every 24 hours).
18: Basic88 wrote at 9:21:43 PM 30/7/20204274987
bump
60 second rule
19: garnetluvcookie wrote at 10:41:56 PM 30/7/20204275211
Ugh, support! I just got mass-reported today because of a bunch of stubborn artists. But how about you can only report it once every 2 days, since the mods are pretty fast many reports aren't usually needed.
20: Basic88 wrote at 4:51:18 PM 31/7/20204277397
bump