(as a sidenote, maybe this forum could use an “ask the devs” section for questions like this?)
this is an issue i have noticed a lot in the animation tab, and now in the new anime tab (thanks for adding it BTW!), where some people are posting stuff that is uh, not those things. I don’t mean stuff thats like, “well its not really animation/anime but we don’t have a general ‘edits’ tab yet so this is the best i got”, maybe thats a lil annoying when thats not what I’m here for but til theres an edits tab eh its understandable. Also not talking about stuff thats like, maybe some people would count it as animation and some people wouldn’t, such as experimental styles that use combos of IRL stuff and stop motion and whatnot
I am talking specifically about bytes like this one I saw which was an IRL video just (jokingly?) saying another user copies other people’s bytes with the caption “this is an animation”, or one just now in the anime tab that was just an IRL “out of toilet paper” joke. AKA, people who are obviously using the completely wrong category, sometimes on purpose and sometimes maybe they just clicked the wrong one. I haven’t seen any really malicious ones pop up yet, but I’m assuming there will be some that are just “anime sucks lol lets spam the category with shitposts” sorts
So my question is, is it appropriate to report these posts, and if so what as? I reported 1 that was obviously someone doing it on purpose and 1 that was just spam as “misusing the functionality of the app” since one was trolling and 1 was just spam, but I wasn’t sure if a) that was the best report category to use, and b) if I should be reporting these in general.
So, is it helpful or does it just make more work for the devs when we report these sorts of “off topic” bytes, including ones that aren’t overtly breaking any other rules? Or should we only report ones that are either obviously spam or trolling?
(sidenote, I read stuff about the ability to change captions on posts, but has anything been said about the ability to change categories if you accidentally used the wrong one?)