Please disregard my previous post - I have the answer to my question. (Thanks Yota!)
Wasn't sure where to post, but since this is talking about site operation, hopefully this won't be too inappropriate... Navigating half asleep with my tablet isn't a good idea apparently. I just realized I may have been hitting the report button! is there a confirmation before it goes or have I been inadvertantly flooding admin? I notice some are greyed out even on topics I've never seen, so am worried - haven't intentionality reported anyone. Is there some way to check?