After 8 months, I get my first “report” from a user. The email that is generated by diaspora says this:
the comment with ID [numeric ID] was marked as offensive.
Reason: delete this
Please review as soon as possible!
Presumably ‘delete this’ is what the reporter typed. So I go to the Admin interface on my pod. There is a link to the post (link removed for privacy reasons). So my first confusion is this ID number [Numeric ID] that is in the email. I can’t find any reference to that number anywhere else in the UI. That link to the reported post has a long GUID. The other thing that is weird is that (from my viewpoint), the author of the post, the author of the comment, and the person reporting the post seem to be all the same person.
Another reason i am confused is that this is not a user on my pod, a post on my pod, or a comment from a user on my pod. I’m confused as to why this report ended up in my inbox and what action I’m expected to take.
Lastly, I don’t have information on the reporter. Maliciously reporting posts for moderation in bad faith is a common way to harass users. So I am interested to see who has reported it. I can look up “details on reported user” but I cannot look up “details on reporting user.”
Anybody want to enlighten me on how “reporting” is expected to work?
Edit: Removed privacy-relevant details.