One of the things that excites me the most about this Discourse platform is that it empowers you to take control over the kind of content that you want to see around here. For years my staff and I have run around these forums like police, wiping out spam, fluff, fake signatures and rubbish posts. Now you can do that yourselves with a couple of clicks.
We need you to step up if you want this community to be somewhere you find enjoyable and be a part of.
Here are two key things that you can do.
If you see something that you like, it (the icon is at the bottom right of every post). That will cut down on the amount of “nice post” and “thanks sir” posts that fill up the forums, while at the same time it shows the original poster that you appreciate their work.
If you see a post looks like spam, or fluff, or abuse, or is simply something that you don’t want to see in your community, then flag it. You do that by clicking the flag icon at the bottom right of the post.
The choices are fairly well explained and if you’re not sure, click anything, it honestly doesn’t matter. If two of you flag the same post it will be hidden and the person that wrote it will be given the opportunity to edit it. You can’t break the system and flagging is anonymous so the poster will not know that it was you.
Here are some examples of the kinds of posts that you should be flagging.