That was a fine question, Newfherder.Originally Posted by Newfherder;2303975;
I've probably only reported a couple of posts. One reason for that probably relates in some ill quantified manner to the comment box that appears when you click on the triangle, leading me to conclude its time to personally justify whatever it is you think is out of whack with the supposedly offending post.
At the moment, I might be imagining rather than recalling, but it seems like I've cut off following to completion as many or more reports on posts midway through attempting to justify why exactly its such a bad post than posts I've actually ended up reporting; if that makes any convoluted sense.
Editing to add:
I just clicked on the triangle to report this post to refresh my memory of the process, and yeah, there's the box for commenting. Give me a box and I feel (or rather have previously felt) compelled to fill it with something. But thats just a quirk on my part, there's nothing that indicates commentary is required on the part of the reporter.
Sometimes it doesn't strike me like added comments would be necessary, like when there's an all too obvious word, or spammed element involved. But if for example you're reading a thread where the jousting between members appears to have developed into something personalized over time rather than specifically relating to something that glaringly stands out, the commentary option seems indicated seeing as you're then reporting about something others have observed possibly for days without either seeing or feeling drawn to note.