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    How to Make a Report on Server


    So, in the course of playing on one of the servers, you've probably seen someone violating a server rule like intentional TKing, bunnyhopping, or etc. The question is, well, what can I do about it?

    The answer is of course, write an admin report! Why? Well writing a report lets the admins know what's going on as an online admin isn't always on the server with you. And even if they are, chances are they aren't seeing what you are.


    What should be reported and why?

    Report breaches to the server rules. Why? If you don't report it, the admins can't do anything to help fix the problem. Even if you see the action is question just once, report it. Why? So the admins can keep track of what's going on.


    How do you Write a Report?

    It's easy, simply follow this format: "Admin reporting <player> <issue>"

    Good:
    "Admin reporting Caboose1234 for Intentional TK"

    For a report to go properly through, it is crucial you include the name and what they are doing wrong.

    Make sure you write the report in squad chat.

    The keywords "Admin reporting" sets off audible alerts to get admins attention and highlights the message in the admin console.


    Why should I write my report in squad chat?

    This way, no arguments or such break out in all-chat that are not needed.


    What if I don't have the name of the person?

    It is okay to write a report without a name, but indicate that you don't have one. No action can be taken until you have that name.

    Good:
    "Admin reporting unknown person is attacking the UCB"

    Bad:
    "WTF someone just killed me in the UCB"

    "Admin reporting" pings the online admins and gets our attention.


    What if I want to remind this person of the rule? Can I remind them and report them later?

    Remember that reports allow admins to keep a record of what people do. We'd like to know if people are repeat offenders after being reminded or warned.

    So to answer the question, yes, doing so is okay, as long as you do it in a proper and respectful manner.

    Good:
    "Hey Caboose1234, please don't bunnyhop. It's against server rules."

    Perfect! You have the name in there so the admins know who is causing issues, and you've informed them very nicely!

    Bad:
    "Hey idiot, stop bunny hopping or you're going to get banned."

    "DUDE WTF. STOP THAT NOW. THAT'S NOT ALLOWED. CUT IT OUT OR YOU'LL BE BANNED."

    First off, this isn't nice or respectful. Secondly, we don't have a name. Thirdly, do not suggest admin action; just report the person and what they are doing.

    I reported someone and the admins didn't kick/ban them, what's the point?

    Not every action results in a kick or ban. Often time, people violate the rules (especially those new to the server) because they don't know them. In this case, a warning is given. However, the choice of warn/kick/ban is made on the basis of what they did and how often they did it (which also takes into account history). Just because nothing happened, doesn't mean your report was ignored.


    What if there aren't any admins online?

    Go ahead and submit your report in the Contact an Admin forum with the name, server number and time.

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    So Remember:
    • Include names in a report
    • Make reports in squad chat
    • If you are going to inform someone of a rule, you must do it with the utmost sincerity
    • Report even if it is just a first time action
    • Don't threaten admin action



    The all-chat is NOT the place for rules discussion or argument. As fine members of Tactical Gamer, let's all work together to keeping our servers at the level of conduct and play that we all want to have.
    Last edited by Iamthefallen; 06-02-2012, 07:20 AM.


  • #2
    Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

    +5 star thread! Everyone take note, of the tireless efforts of our awesome admin team :)

    * Tactical Skid Loader specialist *
    BF2142 Vet, Hopeful for BF4. Currently playing Airmech [Open Beta]& TF2

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    • #3
      Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

      I'll give it a try! "Admin reporting Zhohar for being Awol from BF3!" Have not seen that tard in a few months!

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      • #4
        Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

        Bump, because this is ULTRA IMPORTANT. :icon_eek:

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        • #5
          Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

          I usually write "!admin...(other info)" would that work as well for getting your attention?
          |TG-Irr| di1lweed1212

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          • #6
            Originally posted by di1lweed1212 View Post
            I usually write "!admin...(other info)" would that work as well for getting your attention?
            That works too! But the ! doesn't actually do anything.

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            • #7
              Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

              Originally posted by DrBeat View Post
              That works too! But the ! doesn't actually do anything.
              No pop ups like BF2CC? so when I use !r it goes un noticed? woops lol. I will use this from now on.

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              • #8
                Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

                It's also helpful to distinguish reports from general questions/comments/concerns.

                "Admin reporting <player> <issue>"

                from

                "admin, what's the teamspeak address?"

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                • #9
                  Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

                  I have copied the "How to Make a Report on Server" to our 1stMIP forum and have made it required reading for all 1stMIP members and recruits.

                  To hear Dr. Beat is to Obey!

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

                    Originally posted by Kwalc View Post
                    No pop ups like BF2CC? so when I use !r it goes un noticed? woops lol. I will use this from now on.
                    the alert system works a bit different and the "!" are not part of the keywords used at this point
                    |TG-12th| Namebot

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                    • #11
                      Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

                      Originally posted by OldGunney View Post
                      I'll give it a try! "Admin reporting Zhohar for being Awol from BF3!" Have not seen that tard in a few months!
                      He snuck into the scrim on Saturday as a sub, the sneaky devil. And didn't even come to the TS-AAR after party. You know Zhohar the post-scrim cupcakes I baked don't eat themselves!

                      * Tactical Skid Loader specialist *
                      BF2142 Vet, Hopeful for BF4. Currently playing Airmech [Open Beta]& TF2

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                      • #12
                        Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

                        How do I know if there are admins online?
                        BF4: Indiscrimin8

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                        • #13
                          Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

                          Originally posted by Indiscriminate View Post
                          How do I know if there are admins online?
                          If you're in TS, check to see if there is someone in the "Need an Admin?" channel. But just because no one is there, doesn't mean there aren't admins (might be in-game or in their IHS channels). If you see an admin, but they are idle, a TS poke might work.

                          Try asking in chat "Is there an admin online?" or something to that degree, and you will most likely get a response if one is. The best thing to do when you are unsure, is to write up the report in squad chat as usual, and if nothing happens or no one responds, just jot down the name and what they are doing, and drop in the Contact an Admin on your way off server or in between rounds.

                          Unfortunately we aren't omnipresent, but asking for help on TS or on server is the best. And worst comes to worst (no one is online), we'll clean up as soon as we get online.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

                            Another bump, and a reminder that reports/CaA/PMs don't necessarily get the person reported in trouble, it also provides us with an opportunity to educate visitors to our servers, remind regulars of appropriate behavior, or just have a dialogue about what they think happened vs how others perceived it.

                            More often than not we can have a quick TS chat or just clarify the rule through the game console to someone who wasn't clear on our rules and expectations.

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                            • #15
                              Re: How to Properly Make a Report on Server

                              Another bump, and a quick note that with BF3 server release 20, we can now yell at individual players.

                              So if you make a report and don't see a public warning, we may be sending one directly to the offender and them only.

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