In prior code versions of our forum, there was an option in the pull down menu to the right side of a posted message labeled "abuse report". This was intended to summon a moderator to review a reported post and screen it for hate speech, personal attacks, threats, or profane language. Basically, behavior unbecoming of a forum member that needed to be addressed quickly.
We felt that this term was somewhat negative, so during a recent code update, the function was renamed "flag for a moderator".
Please use this function sparingly - only if a particular post needs to be brought to the moderation team's attention for urgent corrective action.
DO NOT use the function to flag posts for:
Escalation - this is not a way to 'bump', nor to flag your own or related posts for help.
Routine Moderation - empty posts, duplicate posts, or posts on wrong board .
Please DO use the function to flag posts that:
Contain excessive profanity, links or images which are profane or illegal