How To Report Opera Community Problems
Thursday, January 29, 2009 2:21:07 PM
Most problems fall into one of the following three categories.
Blogs And Albums
The most common of these are blogs that are set up just to sell a product or promote another web site. Most people wont really have a problem with these, but there are other types that fit this style. A while back I came across a woman who had posted nude photos of herself in her blog and albums and was using this place to get herself a date. As this is against both the terms and conditions of this website as well as against common decency I reported her under this heading. And, of course, we all know that child pornography blogs and albums should be reported under this heading. While I hope that no-one ever comes across anything like that, if you do you should know how to handle it.
Go to this forum thread to report the matter. In your comment on the thread you should include the member's username, a link to their page (preferably a link to the illegal/offensive content) and a quick description why you're reporting it - "porn", "spam", etc.Comments
There are many types of comments that can cause us problems. I've included a note about abusive comments on the side as this section doesn't really cover them. This is about the sort of comments that are only designed to forward another's interests at your expense. Comment spam includes people trying to sell things, comments directing you to another site just to get visits, comments that try to trick you into revealing your e-mail address to spammers and, of course, flooders. While normally nothing more than an annoyance (not counting flooders, who should burn in the deepest pits of hell) these comments need to be gotten rid of or the site will go downhill rapidly.
Go to this forum thread to report these sorts of comments. In your post there you should include a link to the member's page, a link to the offensive comment, and why you've reported that particular comment. If you can't link to the comment, link to the post that the comment is on and specify that you've done so.
There are so many different forms of private message problem yet they all come down to one problem. Someone messaging you in a way you don't like. They might be flooding your inbox. They might be sending you sexual messages. Any of the problems from the previous sections can be regarded as private message spam and should be reported as detailed below.
Go to this forum thread to report private message spam. In your report you should include a link to the page of the person spamming you, the date or dates that the messages were sent (which should make it easier for admin to check), and what sort of message you're reporting - "flooding", "sexual messages", "offensive messages", etc.
The admin on this site monitor these forum threads regularly and will deal with the problem as soon as possible. As they're busy they may not always comment on the problem or let you know that it has been dealt with and a lot of people have a problem with that, but personally I'd prefer to have effective admin rather than communicative admin. Wouldn't you? Hopefully this post will help more people to report their problems on this community, and make this place run smoother for all of us.