Report a Post
If you see a post that is in violation of Puff.com Rules, is located in the wrong forum, is NSFW, or anything that just seems wrong, you can Report it.
How to Report a Post or Suspicious Member:
1. To Report a Post look at the bottom of the User's Profile. You'll see a small Red triangle with an exclamation point (!) in it.
2. Click it and fill out the form. A thread will then be created in the moderators section for all moderators to see and discuss the proper action to be taken.
3. Suspicious Member - Use this same feature to report a suspicious member. Just click on any of the suspicious members post and report the post. Again, a thread will automatically be created in the Moderators section so that all moderators are informed at once and can discuss appropriate actions.
Note: Please realize that if you report that a member has had suspicious problems from other boards we will do our best to research it and watch for suspicious activity here. Any information you can provide would be helpful.
How to give Trader Feedback:
Under the member's avatar, click on the # next to Trader Feedback and follow the instructions.
When to give Trader Feedback: -updated 11-22-09
Trader Feedback is to be used for Trades, WTB, WTS, PIFs, MAW, and Lotteries, as well as Contests and Games where the participants/players have entered into a commitment to send cigars (or other items) before the event. Contests not applying to the above, or Bombs are not part of this system. In these cases a Thank You and/or an RG “bump” will suffice.
Negative Feedback can also be used for events.
Ring Gauge System
What is it?
The Ring Gauge system is one way for users to rate each other for their contributions on Puff. Although there are no definite guidelines for RG, it's a system designed to show respect toward a fellow member.
What it Isn't
Something to take all that serious. RG does tend to go up as you spend more time on the forum, therefore it's not something that should be used as a comparison for what members contribute.
What are Ring Gauge Points?
The points that have been awarded you by other members of the Puff Forums. The higher your total, the better...consider it a measure of respect.
What is "Ring Gauge Power"?
How many points you can impart on another user...positive or negative. If your "Ring Gauge Power is 6, you can give +6 or -3 Ring Gauge points to other users. When taking RG from anoher user you can only subtract 1/2 your Ring Gauge power from their total.
Why are there different Ring Gauge powers?
New users start with a Ring Gauge of 10, and a Ring Gauge power of zero, zilch, nada! You can see how much Ring Gauge power you have by accessing your user profile.
You gain Ring Gauge power points by the following:
Every 180 days of membership = 1 Ring Gauge power points.
Every 100 points of Ring Gauge = 1 Ring Gauge power point.
How can I find out how many Ring Gauge points I have and how can I see who awarded me Ring Gauge?
It is currently displayed in your Profile when you post. You can also see who has given or taken away Ring Gauge from you, in your profile, by clicking "Settings" at the top of the screen.
How do you give it?
You search for a post of the person you’re going to give ring-gauge. Then at the bottom of the member's post, there are symbols... Click on the symbol with the sheriff's-badge-star-looking thing at the lower lefthand corner.
A box will appear allowing to give or take away RG. You can also write a comment.
Nobody can give Ring Gauge until they have a minimum of 100 posts.
RG comments are private and can only be seen by the user who receives them.
If you feel a need to discuss RG, do it in private rather than in the open forum.