Voat pushed a new reporting structure yesterday to help with content management, especially spam. Before yesterday we did not have an adequate way for users to report content and what we did have simply sent messages to smail as Spam reports.
Now Voat has a way for users to report content that violates different rules. Currently we are only exposing system rules, i.e. Spam, Dox, and Illegal content. We will shortly extend this to subverse moderators so they can add rules as well.
You can send reports by clicking the report button on submissions or comments.
Subverse moderators (Owners, Moderators, and Janitors) now have access to grouped user reports by clicking the user reports link in the mod tool box. You can choose to ignore reports which mark them as “reviewed” if they are not actionable.
Credit where credit is due:
Thanks to @Cynabuns spending countless hours researching, organizing, and filtering spam reports, Voat is now currently operating more spam free than at any point in our past. Voat really owes a lot to @Cynabuns and the many users who have helped by reporting spam for their thankless work in this area, so when you don’t see spam, think of these unsung heroes.
Blocked user functionality has now been extended into comment sections. If you block a user, their comments will be collapsed.
Please note that currently when you block a user, all notifications and PMs are dropped entirely. We will shortly be adding code to allow the notifications from blocked users to reach your inbox but be marked as “read” so as to not allow harassing.