The problem with sending a message to someone who can move the log to the appropriate forum:
The person informed may not be online at the time. The post would just sit in the wrong place for who knows how long until the moderator or whoever gets back online unless
someone else moves it before the informed person sees the message. The informed person could have a influx of messages to deal with-suppose 10 people report the same misplaced log? What if there was more than one log to deal with, and those logs were reported by 10 people? The person would have to go through all the messages and check to see if they have already been moved. Each message would have to be looked at, what a time waster to realize you have X number of messages about the same log.
And that would take away from the real purpose of Bleeping Computer-offering help to those that need it.
Then again, if it isn't reported in the forum mentioned below, the log will sit for who knows how long before someone who can move it sees it. The longer it sits in the wrong place, the longer it will take for the poster to receive help.
It doesn't need to be posted in Tidiness. Once again, suppose it was set to post in Tidiness. You would have the same issue of what if 10 people reported the log and there were 10 posts about it in Tidiness. Kind of defeats the whole point of Tidiness, it would just get real cluttered real quick. And then someone would have to wade through the posts to find other non-HJT related posts. (Yes, I do know that there is the occassional link to a misplaced HJT log in Tidiness)
There is a dedicated place to post links to misplaced Hijack This logs.
Amazingly enough, it's called Post Misplaced Hijackthis Log Links, When you find a log in the wrong place
and it is HERE: (And don't even suggest that it could be set up to post here, same problem of multiple posts about the same log.)http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/124974/post-misplaced-hijackthis-log-links/
Any BC member can post the link there. There's usually someone around most of the time who can move the log from the wrong place to the general Misplaced Hijack This Logs
Edited by Queen-Evie, 01 May 2008 - 11:40 PM.