We’ve got a new option for reporting topics, on the right hand sidebarSidebarA sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. of any topic, there is now a Report this topic link that any logged in user may use.
When they use this button, it adds the `modlook` tag to the post, and registers who made the report. The information on the reporter of course is only visible to moderators.
When and how to tag users
When tagging a user, you should always add a user note, please also add the note from the topic/post that caused the reaction, that way it’s automatically linked to. Also, describe why a tag was done, don’t add a bunch of links, as tags are global across rosetta sites as well, it’s not possible for many to look at archived posts cross-network.
As for when to tag a user, if they are repeatedly violating the guidelines, or there’s a high probability of a first time offender repeating their actions, you may tag them (remember to leave a reply explaining that they are tagged, what that means for them, and why). For the majority of users, a first time offense is not a reason to tag them, they just didn’t read the guidelines (although we wish they had), adding a user note mentioning they’ve been warned for whatever behavior is a great reaction to a first time offense, along with informing them of what they did wrong.