Abuse reporting web parts

To enable abuse reporting, place one of the abuse reporting web parts on a page, or use abuse reporting in a transformation.

Abuse report

The Abuse report web part gives site visitors the possibility to report website abuse such as using indecent expressions, offensive language, etc. In the web part selection dialog, you can find it under the Abuse report category. It can be placed into any web part zone on any page of your website, while you will typically add it to pages where user input is possible, e.g. pages with Forums, Message boards, Blogs, User contributions, etc.

You only have to set the following two specific properties in order for the web part to work properly:

  • Confirmation text – Text message that will be displayed to the site visitor after submitting the abuse report.
  • Title of abuse report – Title of the report that will be displayed in the list of abuse reports in the Abuse report application. Using this property, you can distinguish reports submitted at different pages of your website from each other.

In the screenshot below, you can see the web part added below the forum group on the Forums page of the sample Corporate Site. When a user types in some report text and clicks Report abuse button, a report is logged in the Abuse report application. Learn more in Managing abuse reports.

The Abuse report web part displays a form

In-line abuse report

If you want to use only a small link instead of the whole Abuse report form, you can use the In-line abuse report web part. Properties are identical with the Abuse report web part.

The In-line abuse report web part can also be used in transformations, as explained in Adding abuse reporting functionality to transformations.

The In-line abuse report web part displays a link

When a site visitor clicks the link, a dialog appears, letting the site visitors report abuse to the site administrators.