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Issue with reporting messages [message #2043] Sun, 28 April 2002 13:49 Go to next message
Olliver   Germany
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Hi,
I noticed that any user may send empty reports about messages to a moderator. I think if someone feels offended then he/she/it should at least take the time to explain why the message has been reported. That's why my suggestion would be that if someone attempts to send an empty message an error dialog should crawl up reminding that there should be a reason given to report a message.
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see next Why I changed the heading of this
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[Updated on: Sun, 28 April 2002 14:00]

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Re: Issue with reporting messages [message #2044 is a reply to message #2043] Sun, 28 April 2002 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hm. The empty message thing is really annoying. U can flood the forum with this report form. just keep on clicking the button, and the mod will get spammed with useless empty comments. More than that after performing the flooding u can even generate a crash:
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Query Failed: SELECT fud2_msg.*, fud2_thread.locked, fud2_thread.forum_id, fud2_avatar.img AS avatar, fud2_users.id AS user_id, fud2_users.login, fud2_users.custom_status, fud2_users.display_email, fud2_users.email, fud2_users.posted_msg_count, fud2_users.join_date, fud2_users.location, fud2_users.sig, fud2_users.icq, fud2_users.aim, fud2_users.is_mod, fud2_users.msnm, fud2_users.yahoo, fud2_users.avatar_loc, fud2_users.avatar_approved, fud2_users.invisible_mode, fud2_users.private_messages, fud2_msg_report.id AS report_id, fud2_msg_report.stamp AS report_stamp, fud2_msg_report.reason AS report_reason, fud_users_r.id AS report_user_id, fud_users_r.login AS report_user_login, fud2_ses.time_sec AS time_sec, fud2_level.name AS level_name, fud2_level.pri AS level_pri, fud2_level.img AS level_img, fud2_forum.name AS frm_name, fud_ses_r.time_sec AS time_sec_r FROM fud2_msg_report LEFT JOIN fud2_msg ON fud2_msg_report.msg_id=fud2_msg.id LEFT JOIN fud2_users ON fud2_msg.poster_id=fud2_users.id LEFT JOIN fud2_avatar ON fud2_users.avatar=fud2_avatar.id LEFT JOIN fud2_thread ON fud2_msg.thread_id=fud2_thread.id LEFT JOIN fud2_forum ON fud2_thread.forum_id=fud2_forum.id INNER JOIN fud2_mod ON fud2_forum.id=fud2_mod.forum_id AND fud2_mod.user_id= LEFT JOIN fud2_users AS fud_users_r ON fud2_msg_report.user_id=fud_users_r.id LEFT JOIN fud2_ses ON fud2_ses.user_id=fud2_msg.poster_id LEFT JOIN fud2_ses AS fud_ses_r ON fud2_msg_report.user_id=fud_ses_r.user_id LEFT JOIN fud2_level ON fud2_users.level_id=fud2_level.id ORDER BY fud2_msg_report.id
Reason: You have an error in your SQL syntax near 'JOIN fud2_users AS fud_users_r ON fud2_msg_report.user_id=fud_users_r.id ' at line 48
From: /usr/local/httpd/htdocs/kunden/web180/html/forum/reported.php
Server Version: 3.23.37-log

Seems to me a nice exploit to take revenge on a forum Sad
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Cleaning up the posts is pretty annoying too as it completely slows down the server. Its no problem to generate 100 empty messages within a minute.
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[Updated on: Sun, 28 April 2002 14:03]

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Re: Issue with reporting messages [message #2046 is a reply to message #2044] Sun, 28 April 2002 14:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Working on it, thanks for the report Smile



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Re: Issue with reporting messages [message #2048 is a reply to message #2043] Sun, 28 April 2002 14:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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Question:

What would be better, to allow only 1 report per use per message
or to allow 1 report per user per time unit (like we do for message posting).


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Re: Issue with reporting messages [message #2049 is a reply to message #2048] Sun, 28 April 2002 14:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hm difficult. Because anonymous could be as well dozens of visitors that feel offended by a post. So I think it should be included into the flood trigger.
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Re: Issue with reporting messages [message #2050 is a reply to message #2049] Sun, 28 April 2002 14:59 Go to previous message
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Fixes added.

The report form will now complain should a user attempt to send a blank report.

I've added code to allow 1 report per user per message. The reason being that once a message is reported there is no point for more reports until admin or mod decide to resolve the report.

Affected files ( report.tmpl, report.php.t, all msg files (3 new text entries).


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