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The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
#21
RE: The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
(28th March 2015, 14:18)Pyrrho Wrote: I say, use the report button all you want. It gives mods something to do. And you will get the opportunity to see how they react to your actions. Consider it a science experiment, where one gets to see how far one has to go to get banned. It is like smoking in a theater:

I have a hypothesis related to this. :p
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#22
RE: The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
Please don't ban Drich, we already have so few theists that I suspect AF will not be the same without him Tongue

I agree on everything else. I've actually only used the report button two times at most because someone always does it before me.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you

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#23
RE: The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
There has never been a time when I wanted to use the "Report" button that I did not use it. I have never had any moderator complain to me about my use of the button. I plan on never hesitating to use it whenever I want to use it. Just like the past.

I expect that if a moderator ever has a problem with my use of it, they will let me know.

I recommend looking at the "no smoking" video in my earlier post in this thread. I first saw it many years ago in a theater as their "no smoking" announcement before the film was shown. If I ran a theater, I would want to show that before every film.

"A wise man ... proportions his belief to the evidence."
— David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Section X, Part I.
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#24
RE: The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
(28th March 2015, 12:59)vorlon13 Wrote: So, how about adding another report button in addition to the one that is already there.

The new one would be larger, and brightly colored, maybe even blinky.
How about this one?

Do Not Click Here!
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#25
RE: The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
LOL !!
If any email controversy impacted the election, it wasn't Russian hacking of the DNC and  John Podesta's email, it was Hillary Clinton's decision to have her own email server and the subsequent FBI investigation which raised all the same  questions  Hillary Clinton has justifiably faced for decades about her trustworthiness and honesty.


















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#26
RE: The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
I've reported almost all just 30/30 violations and had no problems Smile
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#27
RE: The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
(28th March 2015, 17:59)robvalue Wrote: I've reported almost all just 30/30 violations and had no problems Smile

That' because those are, like, actual violations of the rules.

Go figure.
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#28
RE: The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
I reported the guy who started the thread about all atheists being liberals, but that was an obvious one .
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#29
RE: The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
I did the admin/mod duties for a fairly busy website many years ago, and I guess that's why I don't fret over mod actions here. I know what it's like behind the scenes, especially with what I call forum lawyers (who seem to think that they're defending themselves in a US court instead of an internet forum). It's not a thankless job, but it can feel that way sometimes. Keep your collective chin up, people!
"Well, evolution is a theory. It is also a fact. And facts and theories are different things, not rungs in a hierarchy of increasing certainty. Facts are the world's data. Theories are structures of ideas that explain and interpret facts. Facts don't go away when scientists debate rival theories to explain them. Einstein's theory of gravitation replaced Newton's in this century, but apples didn't suspend themselves in midair, pending the outcome. And humans evolved from ape- like ancestors whether they did so by Darwin's proposed mechanism or by some other yet to be discovered."

-Stephen Jay Gould
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#30
RE: The "Report" button, and how not to treat your staff.
(28th March 2015, 21:41)Tonus Wrote: I did the admin/mod duties for a fairly busy website many years ago, and I guess that's why I don't fret over mod actions here.  I know what it's like behind the scenes, especially with what I call forum lawyers (who seem to think that they're defending themselves in a US court instead of an internet forum).  ...

Yes, that is pretty funny.  One can be kicked off of a privately owned site, for any reason, or for no reason, if the owners wish to do so.  Typically, though, there is something in a list somewhere called "rules" that people ignore that gets them kicked off of privately owned sites.

It is a bit like someone being shocked if they were asked to leave someone's private home, when they become obnoxious and piss on the carpet (literally or metaphorically).  What, I can't do whatever I want in your place?

Some people are really, really, really stupid.

"A wise man ... proportions his belief to the evidence."
— David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Section X, Part I.
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