What is This Symbol

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by HPRL, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. HPRL

    HPRL Member

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    I am fairly new here and I have seached for the meaning of some of the symbols used here. I have noticed that everyone has a [​IMG] symbol that is to report bad posts -- well eveyone except me. How do you get that symbol with your who's who posting area? I bet it is pretty simply...[​IMG]
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    I think I know what you mean. Only members can post here and when a guest try's to post here they get an error. That's why you see that marker in the who's online list. Also that marker is also set that you can report only other users post and not your own if they are bad post. If you have a post that you don't want you report it to the proper moderator of that forum. I hope this helps you. I am sure others will respond to you as well.

    Welcome To The-Gauge.:wave:
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That's it, plain and simple. You can report anyone else's post if you think it's worth reporting. If you have something in your own post that you think is bad, you have the opportunity to edit it. :wave: :wave: One would not think they would want to report their own post to a forum moderator now...:D :D
  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Hey Don, I'm a bit intrigued, I've never seen a post I'd consider objecting to, does it ever happen?
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Gary when you click on the marker it brings up a box and you type the reason why the message is bad and click send. It then goes to all the moderators of that forum and one of the takes care of it.
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Yep..It happens, But its usually gone before a lot of members see it....and some moderators(like me) also.
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Yeah, like Ed says, a few of us that get here early usually spot some really bad spam and take it out before anyone else has a chance to see or comment on it.:eek::eek: 100% of it comes from someone that registers just to post this garbage.:rolleyes::rolleyes: If you want to find out how to get a free lifetime supply of genuine Rolex watches, you're going to have to get up earlier than we do.:D :D :D :D

    Now beyond that, it is rare that any regular member posts something that is objectionable enought to have anyone complain. I've been moding here almost a year and have never received a "report bad post" from any of the forums I mod on, and I don't know of any other mod that has either.:thumb: :thumb: But, it's there if you think you need to use it.announce1:D
  8. HPRL

    HPRL Member

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    [​IMG] Well it is no big deal or maybe it is because I am asking. Now wait a minute and let us not get confused. I don't want to report anything I just feel cheated because I don't have a symbol like everyone else, [​IMG] As you can see, I am registered but is there a difference beween being "Registered" and being a "Member?" If there is -- How do you become a member? I missed that somewhere. Oh well, I am off to the train room to get an early start.

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  9. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    You became a "member" when you registered. You have that symbol, everyone else can see it except you. I can't see mine either, no one here can see theirs, it's just the way things are. If you feel the necessity to report one of your own posts as a "bad post", you can just PM any one of the mods. announce1announce1 Just kidding, :D but in fact, you can edit your own posts, but if you need to have one deleted, just ask one of the mods here and we can do it for you.:wave:
  10. HPRL

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  11. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Steve,
    Whoa! I thought I was going to read your last post, but, when I looked at it, I thought I had a migrain coming on!.....That's a lot of "going on"! sign1
  12. HPRL

    HPRL Member

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    I Just got over excited that eveyone could see my symbol:oops: Thanks for everyone's input. Now I feel like one of the gang.:thumb:

    balloon6
  13. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Now hold on a second! I see that HPRL got HIS symbol but I still don't have one! I'm the only one that doesn't have one now. No fair! :( If HPRL gets one, I should get one too. Could one of you administrators PLEASE give me my symbol?



    (tongue in cheek):)
  14. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    So - welcome in the gang, Steve! :wave:

    If you wish I could prove that your sign really shows by reporting your mail with the lots of jumping smileys. After all it's a dangerous post - causing migraine on at least one of our members. :D :D :D

    Don, since I'm living in Europe I'm up up M-U-C-H (7-10 hours) earlier than most of you (Americans that is!). And yes, I've already reported some spam when I had a look into the Gauge in the morning. Seems that all that junk is posted some time after midnight in the USA. wall1

    Ron
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Don't be so sure, I'm here sometimes around 4 AM Arizona time, usually no later than 5. :D:D No, don't ask why, I just got use to getting up early, and couldn't change now. That's one reason you won't find me in chat, too sleepy by then.:sleeping: :sleeping:

    If there's one highlight on being a mod, it's taking out some spammer while he's still on line here. That's almost as refreshing as the first cup of coffee..:thumb: :thumb:

    Gotta go, for some reason I'm getting a headache and my eyes are jiggling around as I read through this thread.hamrhamr