LB: If you’re used to Twitter, reporting users probably feels like a futile last resort but on fedi, moderation is done by human beings. You don’t need an iron-clad case - reporting rudeness, bad behaviour, or a sketchy vibe can alert mods to potential trouble even if they don’t take immediate action. And remember to check the “forward anonymously to the remote instance” button too

(And ignore the passive-aggressive “I don’t like it” option that got added to the reports interface recently. Use “other” and write an explanation in the text box - mods will read it)

@ghost_bird iirc the 'i don't like it' button doesn't even send a report, it's just designed so fewer people send reports 🙃

@ghost_bird Also, if I understand correctly, the mods can notice trends of remote instances harbouring problematic users and block the whole instance for you.

@dioux70 Absolutely, yes. Lax or problematic moderation is a common reason for instance blocks

@RyunoKi It’s under the text box for additional comments - looks like it’s checked by default these days, so that’s one less thing to worry about

Ah, so in the web UI.

Looks like I should start filling issues with @apps to get this supported there, too

You can do it in the beta version. It's just an issue with the theme.

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