how you can report a message as spam without that also being a report of the user
Reporting the message using the red flag does not add a "Spammer" report on the account - so the message can be deleted without the account going - pop over to "spam and abuse" and you'll see that most people now link to both so the account can be closed as well as the offending message(s) deleted. To remove the account (and stop them posting more such advertising material) you have to perform the separate action of reporting the user via it's red flag. Look at this example: http://www.codeproject.com/Messages/4435537/Q-A-Spam.aspx[^] where a number of messages were reported as spam individually, but the member account was still running, so he continued to post.
removing a user account is a lot more disruptive if done maliciously
How many times did Micheal Martin have his account deleted in a single weekend?
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
The forum reporting system is still tied to the Ratings system (other reporting systems aren't). By turning off the ratings to alleviate the load issue (until I can do a proper fix) it means you can't report messages.
I know. It's annoying. It's bad architecture. It needs fixing.
The OP has posted a non-solution with a picture. I edited the non-solution to copy the html of the picture and then edited the question to add the picture.
It was OK in the preview. But once submitted, it didn't show the picture on the question but it showed half of the html used.
Is it a bug?
EDIT: OP has deleted the answer with the pic. This is the html envolved.
<a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=98hukw" target="_blank">
<img src="http://i47.tinypic.com/98hukw.png" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></img></a>
This code made the picture appear in the solution as link and as image at the same time. But in the question it just appeared as half link without image.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpfull answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
With the latest update we have moved reputation from being site-specific to being a network wide value for your accounts. ie your rep on CodeProject will follow you to RootAdmin once we've completed the upgrades on RootAdmin, and again onto any other site we add to our network.
In doing this, a bug we thought squashed has appeared again.
Your rep is stored in 3 places: Raw data (accurate), summary data per rep type (should be accurate), and a final total value that's displayed at the top right of the page (should also be accurate, but it wasn't). This value (the final total) is updated separately, but at the same time as your rep points, and unfortunately, despite the efforts of the team to ensure it was in-sync, it became out of sync with the raw rep data we had stored.
The main point: The raw data is accurate. The rep point total you saw at the right of your name at the top of each was not accurate. It was, in some cases, high. The resync has set your rep points to what they actually should be. No points have been "lost".
So, when moving rep data we did a full resync and this has resulted in that value being lower than it was before the sync. As far as I can tell, and I do need to check this, the values per-rep-type (eg your author rep, or authority rep) were always accurate, and it's these values that determine your abilities and voting weight on the site. After checking it looks like it was the summary of the individual rep types that was inaccurate, so some members have lost a member level in some rep types. However, the raw data from which the calculations are based is accurate and so the new values are the true values. I know this doesn't help make anyone feel any better, though.
I'm going to throw the kitchen sink at this and find out what was done, what's happening, and how to stop it happening again, and I apologise for not having this fixed previously.
In a related issue the data migration initially missed on a bunch of rep points between Nov 16 and 22. These were migrated back over and your reputation values updated with the missing values.
For 2 days reputation point doesn't increase in Authority and Editor section even after answering question.But it increase in Organizer section!What's the problem here?I know this site is under development now,for which this problem may cause(as i see some other members also face same problem). So my question is how many times require to fix this problem?
I just discovered I lost 2K+ points overnight. I'm not a big point watcher (I know I won't get close to any of the heavies in this lifetime) but it's not a nice feeling to be discounted on what appears to be a "whim".
I saw your informational message. Being very new to CP, am bit obsessed with point hence I have followed my points from beginning and saw increasing after every answe/upvote.
Seeing 1000 points disappearing and the reasoning given in the information message is not very clear. For instance, just day before the upgrade I know I attained silver in organizer and boom...gone. 100+ point in organizer and some 700-800 in authority.
So what should we understand? These points are gone forever ?
Also, couple of answers given yeterday is NOT accounted in the rep.
I think still it is not fixed.Isn't it? Just now i anserwered a question To parse a string in console application[^] and still points aren't added to Authority section.When also edited my answer and still points aren't added for that.I think some other members also face it.So i think problem still there..
Hey guys, as per this[^] post and my response to it, there have been at least two -16/-160 abuse reports given on at least two separate answers to this question[^]?
Before seeing that more than one post had been flagged, I had simply deleted mine as it was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek response. But since another, completely innocuous answer in this thread was flagged, I'm wondering if one of the hamsters could just check and ensure that we don't have a troll running around flagging posts willy-nilly. I'm assuming it is the same person as they have a high enough rep to do this, but aren't quite platinum yet.