This was created to allow users of any type to alert the mods of images that need tags, are against the rules, are reposts, or any other sort of issue they may happen upon. Because some users don't know very much about this button and its uses, this guide has been crafted.
How to Report a Repost
We’ve all seen images on shuu that makes you go “Haven’t I seen that one before?” And in a split second later someone posts the link to the first image, marking it as a repost. This guide will tell you about reposts and the way they work.
What is a repost?
The first question you may ask yourself is this: what is a repost? A repost is an image that is posted, but has been posted previously. Basically, they are duplicate images. A repost image is an image that is the same as an older image, but posted more recently, a smaller version of a previous image, a version of an old image that has lower quality, or sometimes, a larger version of an older image with much lower quality.
How do I find a repost?
Of course you can go around shuu finding the same images through (if you have your standard settings) 9000 pages, but there’s a feature that can help you out. The “Find Similar” option. This can be found by this icon: This will bring you to the similar field what is shown is this:
As you see, this image has a repost. Now that you’ve found the image, click on the image that is labeled as a match and copy the image link (Example: http://e-shuushuu.net/image/113242/ as a link to the lower image) and put it on your clipboard.
How do I report an image?
Reporting a repost is as simple as finding the same image with the find similar option. Now, instead of the find similar icon (), you click on this icon: This is report image option. As previously mentioned, you can report an image for a repost, spam, inappropriateness or other things that collides with the Shuu rules. Now you get this screen:
Here you can paste the link in the comment field and click “submit”.
Now the mods will get a notification of a reposted image and mark that image as such. You can continue on your search for reposts or just press F5 to refresh until the image is marked as a repost. You can also comment on the images to clarify their being reposts. A few things to note:
- If you image was a repost; don't despair! Simply find an even better version of the image or go off to find some more images that comply with the shuu rules. There is no reason to hung up about simple reposts: everyone has them.
- The moderators are a busy group. Next to judging images, disabling images and marking reposted images they also have a life. Do not try to force them via Pm or post in the comment field about reposts. This may be not noticed, but using the repost image option will send a notification to all mods in an instant.
- Don't always rely on the search for similar image. Honestly, humans are better than any computer when it comes to judgment, especially with cropped images, photoshopped, text, etc. However, the options mentioned above are useful, and the search option is also a way to find the same image.
How to Report Spam, Inappropriate Images, Etc
The other categories on your report function may be used to report either spam, images that go against the shuushuu rules, missing tags, or anything else you may notice that requires our attention but doesn't fit in the other categories.
Spam is when a person posts outside links that have nothing to do with the concerned image, says the same thing repeatedly on every image they see, uses the image board for off-topic discussion, etc. Reporting spam will allow the moderators to decide if any links need to be removed, give them a chance to warn the user, allow them to lock the comments on images to prevent further discussion, etc.
About Inappropriate Images
An inappropriate image is something that goes against the rules of e-shuushuu. There are various reasons for images to go against the rules: containing explicit material, exhibiting very low quality, having a watermark, etc. These are all listed within the rules themselves.
Once a moderator sees the report of an inappropriate image, they will take action. The most common actions are either to disable the image, if it is obviously against the rules, or to place it under review, where moderators will vote (and possibly discuss amongst themselves) to decide whether it should stay. Images under review will remain inaccessible to non-moderators. Keep in mind that images may take a while to be reviewed.
About Missing Tags
If the image is recently posted (e.g. within a few days) it is usually better to post a comment on the image saying something like "You missed the "thigh highs" and "green hair" tags." or "The artist is Range Murata" or "That's Hazuki from Tsukuyomi Moonphase." This type of comment is usually soon spotted by the original poster of the image, a tagger, or moderator. Whoever of these three groups sees the comment first should add the missing tags.
If tags are missing from an older image then it is more effective to make a report under the "missing tag info" category.
About Anything Else
The final section of the report function is meant for various things. It could be used to report an image from a prohibited artist, a bugged image, or anything else you think should be brought to moderator's attention.