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I have seen many users ask questions like "how do you report a user"  and " is there a button for flagging a user after I flag the instructable?"
Well I myself already know but that doesn't help the other few million users(wow) that don't know. After this forum post I plan on emailing service@instructables.com but maybe there is another way. I was thinking that maybe an admin could send a private message to every new and old user saying that the way to report a user is to go to the about page  https://www.instructables.com/about/  click on an instructables team member then to send them a private message telling them what the user did, where and why it should be removed( user and/or instructable). It would be even better if the instructables team got together and made groups open to the public again. I did some research and groups used to be easy to get to https://www.instructables.com/edit/new?type=group but if you copy and paste this and try to go to it it won't work. I did some more research and it seems that all the current groups are run by businesses or companies. I just want to make things easier for the average user so that we can make this a more enjoyable site. Also I would like to make a group for younger users so that we can post instructables to each other. It would be cool to have our own circle. 

-gearup500

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Kiteman

4 years ago

Did you know that the Unofficial Safety Group is about people hurting themselves because of badly-explained instructables?

The ability to flag users is being looked at by HQ, but flagging a posting automatically makes HQ check out the member's history anyway.

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gearup500Kiteman

Reply 4 years ago

no I did not know that. I have made one instructable that was okay but it did not have enough pics

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wilgubeast

4 years ago

Service@instructables.com is the fastest way to get a real human to look at something. Blindly selecting folks from the About page works sometimes, but I know of a few folks on staff who rarely (if ever) check their PM inbox.

We're not developing for groups anymore, which is why that link isn't public.

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gearup500wilgubeast

Reply 4 years ago

Thank you for the input. I'll think of another way to team up like sharing on dropbox or box