Automatic moderation through user reports

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JYS
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Automatic moderation through user reports

Post by JYS » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:55 am

"INFO: About reports and bans
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This forum does not use a typical moderation system in forums with a limited number of human moderators, but uses a monitored and automated control system managed by reports by all forum users that meet certain conditions and make use of the system according to the rules of use.

Generating multiple valid reports (*) for any of the available reasons can lead to loss of load priority, temporary locks of different levels (semibans) or permanent lock (bans) of the access account, according to various variables.

- In these cases, you must wait at least 7 days for a possible automatic reset of the account.
- If there is no reset in that period, the only solution is to register another account and avoid generating reports again .
- If there is repetition in account blocking, registering or using the forum again can be very expensive .


Other features:
- Make improper use of the reporting system, affects only the report maker and not the reported one.
- Making improper use of the reporting system, has a higher level of penalty to be reported.
- Each automatic eject or number of elevated reports is subsequently checked, marking inappropriate use when appropriate.



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Reasons to report:

- SPAM (Web advertisements, referral chains or similar)
- TROLL (trolling account)
- FLOOD (Repetitive Content)
- CONTENT (Inappropriate Content)
- OTHERS (Detail in commentary)

(*) Reports valid for the automatic system:

Minimum requirements / minimum report value (0.10)
Maximum requirements / maximum value report (1.00)

Seniority: +180 days - report value [0.10] (6 months)
Membership: +270 days - report value [0.25] (9 months)
Membership: +360 days - report value [0.50] (12 months)
Membership: +540 days - report value [0.75] (18 months)
Membership: +720 days - report value [1.00] (24 months)

- Age of registration with respect to the date of the reported message.
- Users with activity registered during the last [ Antiquity / 2 ] days.
- Users without multiple registered / associated accounts.
- Correct use of the system in the last 90 days.

The standard base multiplier is ( 1 )

On holidays, bridges and weekends, the multiplier is increased to improve the effectiveness of the system (the lowering of the average age of groups of users by the closure of schools, involves an increase of flood, spam and low quality trolls , causing an exponential fall in the quality of content and correct use of the forum).

The system is adjusted from time to time to improve its operation, changes and updates are reflected in this topic: INFO: Updates history

All expulsions are reviewed later. The cases of expulsions caused by improper use of the system adversely affect the issuer or issuers of the report (main reasons: unjustified, clone, organized ), which are no longer taken into account by the system, in addition to other consequences such as blocking the reporting accounts themselves.

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Making improper use of the reporting system has a higher level of penalty than being reported.

Inappropriate Uses:
- Reports not justified or contrary to the rules of use ( grounds ).
- From clone beads.
- Organized.

These uses only negatively affect the issuer of the report, causing some of the following consequences:

- Cancel the value of your reports by the automatic system for 90 days or permanently.
- Review and cancellation of clone accounts.
- Account locks.


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Questions and answers:
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Q: What happens if we join a group of users and report in an organized way to someone?

A: The target will not be achieved, besides making improper use of the reporting system has a higher level of penalty to be reported.

In case of obtaining something (for any account that has done something similar previously, independently of its seniority, its reports will have value 0), each automatic system performance is registered with a history of who and why it has reported, besides other variables. On that history you can execute actions on all reports received or sent from or to an account in a time range (1 hour, 24 hours, 48 ​​hours ...).

When this happens, the history is reviewed and if there is any type of inappropriate use or organized activity, you can restore the affected account if your penalty is not deserved, and the accounts that have reported, will get a penalty in function of its use, which can be from the annulment of the value of its future reports indefinitely until the total blockage of the account is not recoverable.

SUMMARY: After reviewing the history generated, the reported one recovers his account and the reportadores will lose them.



Q: What happens if I report for reasons other than " reasons that can generate reports "?

A: REPEAT: The target will not be achieved, and improper use of the reporting system has a higher level of penalty than being reported.

This prevents that supposed groups can achieve any objective proposed, because only they penalize themselves.

In case of obtaining something (for any account that has done something similar previously, independently of its seniority, its reports will have value 0), each automatic system performance is registered with a history of who and why it has reported, besides other variables. On that history you can execute actions on all reports received or sent from or to an account in a time range (1 hour, 24 hours, 48 ​​hours ...).

When this happens, the history is reviewed and if there is any type of inappropriate use or organized activity, you can restore the affected account if your penalty is not deserved, and the accounts that have reported, will get a penalty in function of its previous uses, which can be from canceling the value of your reports until the total blocking of the account is not recoverable.


Q: Why are there no human moderators?
A: The automated control system is reasonably effective and avoids all the problems that human moderation always generates.


Q: Why are not the reports made public?
A: To avoid inverse reports on revenge, limiting the freedom of each user and creating wars. It is simpler and more effective to undo the value of reports to those who misuse them by blocking the account of those who use the function incorrectly.

VARIOUS :

Flanders : flander is a type of user that reports for reasons other than " reasons that can generate reports ".
The analysis of monthly reports does not reflect that there is a significant amount of this type of users in actual use, and in isolated cases its effect has no significant value.

Antiflanders: it is the antithesis of the previous point. These types of groups are formed on occasion, creating what in theory they try to avoid.
Due to the inadequate use of the system of reports (not justified and organized) they end up being victims of their own reports blocking themselves.

Karma systems : Karma is not used, because this type of system tends to form groups (flanders / antiflanders) in a more active way, valuing each other in a non-objective way and being more complicated its control by those variables."

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Re: Automatic moderation through user reports

Post by Toxyy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:04 pm

This seems like a very bad idea. Users could just mass report other users or make fake accounts just to ban who they want whenever they want.

The best auto mod feature of phpbb is moderators themselves... Just get a few more of them and you'll never have to read user reports.
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