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How to flag an inappropriate user? Answered

I know how to flag a comment as 'not nice' or 'inappropriate' and an Instructable as 'inappropriate' or 'spam' ... but how does one flag a user?

I've seen a few around that are rude, offensive, racist, sexist, and some times violent. Is there any way to flag a user, and not just his/her individual comments or Instructables?

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mikeasaurus

5 years ago

We're a family-friendly site. If you see an account that is giving you concern, please send an email to service@Instructables.com with your username, the username of the account in question, and specific links to infractions. We'll investigate and remove those accounts if they violate our Terms of Service.

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shedarae

5 years ago

There r no Flag as inappropriate anymore! Someone posted an instructable edible bra!
This is Totally Inappropriate!
IfThis is what instructables is becoming I want No Part!

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thematthattershedarae

Reply 5 years ago

Yes there is, Its right next to the little heart button, its a little grey flag. Click on it and hit inappropriate.

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rhaubejoi

9 years ago

can someone please tell me if there is a way to keep someone on here from commenting to me or sending me messages...block them...anyone, please?

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Kitemanrhaubejoi

Reply 9 years ago

f you mean Private Messages, then there is a "block user" button to the top-right of any message.

If you mean commenting on your Orangeboard, forum topics or Instructables, then "no". If, though, you find their comments offensive, then you can consider using the "flag" button.

If they are just being indefinably "annoying", though, then refer to this Instructable or this group.


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lemonie

10 years ago

If enough comments are flagged (i.e. in the same day) it's likely to strike admin that they might want to remove the user - go through all their recent comments.

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ll.13

11 years ago

Yes, it's called ignoring them.

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wyrmll.13

Reply 11 years ago

That could be a handy feature: "ignore this user", and then you never see comments from that user again.

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NachoMahmawyrm

Reply 11 years ago

. With a little tweaking (manually add username to the black list), Zachninme's NoK' nex script for GreaseMonkey can do just that.

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ll.13ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

well, actually, I guess that comment was kinda "rude", probably "offensive" too.
If it really bugs you, just send a PM to one of the staff (on the About page)

don't like it, don't look at it