Discussion Reporting - Adding Accountability and Context

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The new discussion redesign allows students to report a post if it is "inappropriate; offensive, abusive; or other". However, it seems that the reporter is anonymous and if they choose "other," they are not asked to explain why.

It would be useful to require the name of the reporter and an explanation of their report.

For example, a student's introductory post was recently reported because it showed a photo of her and her friend. It makes no sense why it was reported. For now, I've opted to turn off reporting because I can see students abusing the system.