Flagging an entry as inappropriate

If you encounter a blog entry that you consider inappropriate, you can flag the entry so that a reviewer can determine whether to remove the entry from the blog. This feature must be enabled by your administrator.

About this task

Occasionally you might come across a blog entry with inappropriate or even illegal content. Any user can flag an entry as inappropriate. The blog owner or a designated reviewer is notified, reviews the entry, and then determines whether the entry is removed or whether the flag is dismissed.

Note: This feature is disabled by default. The option to flag inappropriate content is only available if your administrator enables it for your organization.

What is considered inappropriate is determined by the community standards for your blog. It differs according to the intention of the blog and according to corporate guidelines. For example, a blog with a wide audience might have strict guidelines about disclosing information that is related to product development, while another might support sharing information about product direction. Most blogs discourage profanity or personal attacks. If the guidelines are not clear, you might consider posting what is appropriate and what is not, so users understand the guidelines. If you are not clear on guidelines, ask your Blogs administrator.

Procedure

  1. Click the name of a blog entry to open it.
  2. Click More Actions > Flag as Inappropriate.
  3. Your administrator can set up a list where you can categorize the issue that you are reporting. The list is set up to reflect concerns in your organization, so it might include categories such as "Inappropriate business content" or "Security risk."

What to do next

The blog administrator or designated reviewer is notified that the entry was flagged so that they can take appropriate action.