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Reporting Threads rather than Posts

Maybe I'm missing something, but why don't we have a report thread facility? [or do we but I'm a bit dim to find it?]...

Yes, we can report posts but what if we don't want to single out any given post for reporting. To be a bit more clear, lets say a thread degenerates into a mud flinging exercise and you just want to say that in your opinion the thread should be locked rather than point at a post, dare I say an individual in particular.

Perhaps under "Thread Tools" ? Of course you could just select the first post in a thread and report that I suppose. Not a big issue or anything, just a thought

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Reporting the first post in the thread is probably the easiest short term solution, as you say.
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Hey K - I came across this a little while ago and wondered the same thing
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Can't see why this is needed.

If a thread has deteriorated to a point where it's meaningless or just too unpleasant, then it doesn't matter which post is reported. Just pick one that illustrates it and report that - a note to the mods would suffice. I'm certain thay would study the whole thread anyway and make a decision based upon that.
 
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Re: Reporting Threads rather than Posts

I did say it's no big deal, but sometimes finding the post you want to report to "illustrate" your objection in particular isn't always easy [pointing the finger?] as I did say. Already suggested the first post be reported which seems to fit the bill for now and perhaps that was my point, to share my thoughts.
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I'm certain thay would study the whole thread anyway and make a decision based upon that.
Some how I doubt that. And in the case that I was referring to I know they didn't. I just don't think they have time to read though a whole thread
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Best bet, don't get involved in the first place, just ignore and move on. The mud slinging posts can be very tedious, and boring anyway?:
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Yes Mr Z, that's why it's best to report the offending threads/posts rather than getting involved therein. Best practice really, although sometimes temptation can take over
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Well I tend to just drift on by, as is my wont with most things in life now. Can't be bothered much with owt,' even eat the burnt toast I make. Boring old fart, of the first order, Ich bin. As if nobody wasn't already aware of this.
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I'm with Kurzon on this one (did I say that )

Sometimes entire threads can drift into something that is potentially damaging to AO in terms of reputation.
 
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I've only ever reported a couple of posts which I found objectionable.

One was acted upon immediately the other was ignored - fair enough. When you do report one you get a chance to write what your objection is- that's your chance to comment on the whole thread. Use words - it ain't difficult.
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k - so it's difficult.
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k - so it's difficult.
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