OnceDear
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May 22nd, 2016 at 9:04:02 AM permalink
Ok. We have rules. I get that.

Absolutely no personal insults.

Flagging: The primary purpose of flagging is to rid the forum of spam but can also be used for other obvious rule violations. Flagging legitimate posts, for any reason, is not allowed.

But dammit, IMHO, we have spammers trolls, mischief makers and sock puppets almost owning the place.
So, we cannot accuse a a troll of being a troll: Personal insult. We cannot or dare not flag the posts of a troll, because that might be a legit post.

What if some new poster is clearly posting beyond his quota as per the rules but not enforced posting limits? Dare we flag those?

Suggestion, if it's not too hard to code: Add to the flag feature 'Flagged because' and 'Show as flagged by me'

I'm getting less inclined to view and contribute here. Well done mischief makers. One less grumpy old man to contend with.

* Calling myself a grumpy old man does not constitute personal insult does it?
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May 22nd, 2016 at 9:12:11 AM permalink
I agree with you. Im4l is trolling the forum, based on his latest. So he's gone.
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May 22nd, 2016 at 9:34:49 AM permalink
I guess I don't see it as bad as some do...I'll flag what I think needs flag and take the suspension if it comes. However, I do expect some consideration of how many things I have flagged that could be legitimate versus the bad stuff--I have made more than one accidental flag here...

The ban hammer should not be the first resort except for unwelcome returnees unless it is spam or something like that...warn them, suspend them, let them try again, and then drop the hammer. Oh well...not that anyone will care too much what I think...
RonC
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May 22nd, 2016 at 9:35:37 AM permalink
Too many people here getting insulted over little stuff...
OnceDear
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May 22nd, 2016 at 9:43:46 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

...I'll flag what I think needs flag and take the suspension if it comes. Oh well...not that anyone will care too much what I think...


I will too.
I care matey. We may end up sharing a cell if we flag the same posts.

$:o)
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beachbumbabs
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May 22nd, 2016 at 10:02:21 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

I guess I don't see it as bad as some do...I'll flag what I think needs flag and take the suspension if it comes. However, I do expect some consideration of how many things I have flagged that could be legitimate versus the bad stuff--I have made more than one accidental flag here...

The ban hammer should not be the first resort except for unwelcome returnees unless it is spam or something like that...warn them, suspend them, let them try again, and then drop the hammer. Oh well...not that anyone will care too much what I think...



Someone who makes 35 posts in a membership of 6 days, asking essentially the same question a half dozen times, then gloats about using our members instead of his own brain, we don't need.
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RonC
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May 22nd, 2016 at 10:34:29 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Someone who makes 35 posts in a membership of 6 days, asking essentially the same question a half dozen times, then gloats about using our members instead of his own brain, we don't need.



You don't need to defend yourself about a particular incident; it is my opinion that bans and insult suspensions have gotten a bit out of hand around these here parts. I guess most can get explained away, as above, as being legitimate but it seems we should follows the rules about posting (so many per day during early membership) and see if the newbie conforms to the rules moving forward or not. I know you can;t fix most people but you also can't ban too many and still have a successful board.
Ibeatyouraces
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May 22nd, 2016 at 10:43:10 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

...it is my opinion that bans and insult suspensions have gotten a bit out of hand around these here parts...



In the words of the late great Fred Sanford....ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!? :-)

And miss out on the whining and b**ching from former members elsewhere on the interwebs??
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May 22nd, 2016 at 11:38:43 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

In the words of the late great Fred Sanford....ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!? :-)

And miss out on the whining and b**ching from former members elsewhere on the interwebs??



There is some pretty funny stuff out there...somewhere...but some things have gotten out of hand here!!

Crap...now those people who say less people are visiting here but visit here all the time to see what we are doing will know we know where they are...they have the only active thread on that forum!
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May 22nd, 2016 at 1:15:01 PM permalink
They're just jealous losers.
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