User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456
Results 41 to 44 of 44

Thread: Discretion Needed

  1. #41
    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Zone 8
    Posts
    5,594
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll go ahead and add my two cents here, since I do conflict mediation and crisis resolution on a daily basis.

    First, a little information about the mechanics behind a reported post: when a post or pm is reported it creates a thread in the Administrator/Moderator forum with a link to the post (but not pm) and quotes the post in question. It then also posts the nature of the report (i.e. "this is spam") which is inputted by the reporter.

    The point should be made that just because someone gets reported (for whatever reason) does not necessarily mean that any administrative action will be taken against the person being reported.

    Many times, depending on the nature of the reported post, an unofficial warning will be sent to the poster (if necessary). "Tone it down" or "Keep in mind this is a family friendly environment" etc. If more posts come that require further action a temporary ban might be in order (3 days is typical).

    In the case of pm's, if someone is bugging you for freebies or giveaways you can simply report it. It creates the record and more than likely, nothing will happen (unless specific forum rules are also violated in that pm). But the important part is, a record is made. Then, when the second record and third record come in there is a document trail that can be looked out that isn't so circumstantial or subjective.

    Anyways, that is a lot of words that most people probably don't care about; but for those of you in college that lived in residence halls and had resident assistants might appreciate this analogy: your neighbors next door are loud. A RA from another floor comes and tells them to be quiet but doesn't file an incident report. The next night a different RA comes and tells them to be quiet and also does not submit a report. This goes on and on for a few more nights. Obviously there is a bigger problem but there is no paperwork to use as evidence because nothing official has been done. So when the hall directors get involved with this problem they have to start at square one.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyq View Post
    ...what were "the squares" (i.e. in the context above)? Or would delving into that be opening Pandora's can of worms?
    I am pretty sure he was referring to definition 4.

    xvart.
    "The tragedy of life is not that every man loses; but that he almost wins."

    "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

  2. #42
    kahnli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    New Haven, CT
    Posts
    627
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyq View Post
    ...what were "the squares" (i.e. in the context above)? Or would delving into that be opening Pandora's can of worms?
    they were just a way of knowing how naughty you or others had been on the forums.
    Sturgeon's Law:
    "Nothing is always absolutely so".

    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102021

  3. #43
    scottychaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Western New York, USA
    Posts
    2,968
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Somehow I never earned a single square..
    which was odd, because it seemed I should have deserved at least one.

    I have NO idea what thread you guys are referring to..doent really matter I suppose..
    maybe people are just bored because its winter? and so fights break out?
    could be..

    Scot

  4. #44
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,810
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    Somehow I never earned a single square..
    which was odd, because it seemed I should have deserved at least one.

    I have NO idea what thread you guys are referring to..doent really matter I suppose..
    maybe people are just bored because its winter? and so fights break out?
    could be..

    Scot
    LOL! That reminded me of the time when I just joined the forum and all fury was unleashed upon the gal from Michigan who couldn't spell worth a lick.

Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456

Similar Threads

  1. ID Needed!
    By carnivoure12 in forum Miscellaneous Plants
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-19-2010, 12:00 PM
  2. a few IDs needed
    By ilbasso in forum Identify That Plant!
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-05-2007, 03:15 PM
  3. Am I doing this OK?????--Help needed...
    By joossa in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-12-2006, 06:17 AM
  4. ID Help Needed
    By jaxon in forum Identify That Plant!
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-20-2005, 11:36 PM
  5. ID needed
    By yoss in forum Bromeliads, Tillandsia, Ferns
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-27-2005, 11:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •