Reporting

@allknowing (58141)
India
June 7, 2012 9:54pm CST
myLot encourages reporting as it helps clean the system. But reporting is not as easy as it appears. It is hurting to do it specially when the topic/response/comment belongs to someone who you are very fond of. Would you then just ignore it and move or fulfil your responsibility? Yes. It is our responsibility to report when there is something that needs reporting. An unpleasant task atleast for me and I am guilty of moving on giving it a blind eye. Do you enjoy reporting perhaps when it comes to someone you don't quite like!?. Let's discuss this rather necessary evil.
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@Mashnn (4503)
10 Jun 12
I have not reported anyone since I started participating in Mylot. This most probably because I think the administration is able to know the discussions that violates the terms without necessarily having anyone reporting.
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@allknowing (58141)
• India
10 Jun 12
Guidelines clearly state that : "Help us out and report trolls, flame wars, and troublemakers by sending an abuse report to myLot." Reporting helps them but they use their discretion to accept or reject our reporting.
@Mashnn (4503)
10 Jun 12
I know all that but truly, I just cannot find myself reporting anyone. It is just not me.
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@allknowing (58141)
• India
10 Jun 12
But in your response you stated that [i] This most probably because I think the administration is able to know the discussions that violates the terms without necessarily having anyone reporting.[/i]
@GoAskAlice (4225)
• United States
10 Jun 12
The decision to report or not is a personal one. You have certainly made some good arguments on why someone would personally not want to do so. While I encourage it, I don't necessarily expect in any hard core way for everyyone to report. But it is helpful and benefits the community. While I do regularly peruse through discussions looking for violation and find a good number of them on my own, it would be impossible to find them all or even a large number of them with out the reports. It would mean my spending all day and night reading every single response and comment in every single discussion posted. As much as I enjoy reading, this is not an attractive prospect.
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@allknowing (58141)
• India
11 Jun 12
Good to see you here which does give weightage to my topic! We can understand your having to go through each and every activity to check for violations but at the same time when a report is submitted and it is totally ignored I have already said what it does to me. Your idea of us working on our reports does not appeal to me GAA as it involves time. Bad as it is that I decide to report which in itself is a task I hate but in the interest of myLot I do it sometimes. So let sleeping dogs lie. What say?
• United States
12 Jun 12
I won't hold not reporting against anyone. If you choose not to, that is your personal decision. Reports are anonymous so I have no way of knowing who does and doesn't report anyways. So feel free to let that god continue sleeping if you wish
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@allknowing (58141)
• India
12 Jun 12
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
8 Jun 12
I do not report anything except a troll allknowing. Recently I had a troll in one of my discussions where I could suddenly see a link to some God forsaken website below every response of one of my discussions and I reported this immediately. Otherwise, I would not do it except when it is abusive or so[ this is something I have not done so far whether it is a friend, favorite ,mere acquaintance or newcomer.]but I have not had the misfortune to see one .
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@allknowing (58141)
• India
8 Jun 12
I think I saw that spammer and I also reported. Either he was ignorant or daring in some way. I too hesitate but if ever I do and then myLot ignores it I feel so embarrassed that I feel like an idiot!
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
9 Jun 12
Hi Allknowing, I know that feeling. I have had some of mine ignored that I swear were against guidelines. I don't understand it but bottom line it is at the descretion and choice of Mylot. If I see something that is what I think is a violation, I report it. I did my part. If it gets ignored then I assume that admins. decidded it was was ok to stay. Sometimes it is hard to tell for sure if somethng is against guidelines.
@allknowing (58141)
• India
9 Jun 12
The only nice feeling is that everyone here is sailing in the same boat of ambiguity!
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
9 Jun 12
In fact, I highly believe that if my posts were being deleted, mostly it is because someone has reported it. I tend to be on grey area, I have several good arguments about why Admin shouldn't delete my certain posts, but I am too lazy to argue :P. I highly believe it's because an older member (or even a member who are stricter than Admin himself!) had reported it . People tend to think that Admin always right in his decision, though, so let it be.. :P So with this kind of situation, I don't really bothered to report some posts..
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@allknowing (58141)
• India
9 Jun 12
Your emoticons indicate a sweet and sour reaction to the reporting saga!.
@narnia007 (1051)
• India
9 Jun 12
I don't report usually.I see a discussion going so well and all of a sudden a newbie with his ignorance pastes his referral link in the middle and cause the discussion to be deleted.It is so frustrating to see newbie like that.I wish the moderator deletes the responses of such things alone and not delete the entire discussion.Besides the money for that discussion going away,all the information shared by so many people is also going away.What do you say about this.
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@allknowing (58141)
• India
9 Jun 12
Only if the topic is a guidelines violation then the whole discussion gets deleted. But if a response is a guidelines violation then only that response with comments if any is deleted.
@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
8 Jun 12
Stymied, my dear! Morally, ethically, I do NOT have a hard and fast rule, about how I conduct my day to day activities here. (I guess another example of my some-what laissez-faire outlook.) I HAVE reported in the past, only after the buttons were pushed REALLY HARD...or a very blatant incident. BUT, never have I reported some-one I deem, of whom I care. If I thought some-one I care for, may have over-stepped the boundaries...I would stick my toe in the water and, either PM or e-mail them for clarification! I have tho, jumped fully into the water in defense of my friends here, when I find they are trolled or flamed...that is something that get's my "little army of ire" motivated. In my opinion, there seems to be quite a contingent, of possibly self-appointed "regulatory ambassadors" here, keeping most in check. And as an honest "cop out"...I come to "myLot" mostly as an escapism, from my everyday world...already frought with "rules and regs."
@allknowing (58141)
• India
8 Jun 12
That's it perga. You have hit the nail on the head. Rather than report, it is better that we PM and alert them and then it is up to them to report their own topic or whatever It is better that way because this will not upset anyone whereas if reporting is done and that is ignored it makes one fee small.
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@allknowing (58141)
• India
8 Jun 12
Its morning here now and evening there? I was happy giving you that 'golden pencil'!
@allknowing (58141)
• India
10 Jun 12
@stine - We should not bother about isolated instances. I am sure there will be many who will appreciate it.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
23 Jun 12
I am not the reporter..lol...it has to be something major for me to do it...whether I like them or not. I like the old saying Live and let live...now that is as long as it is not something all out abusive. Then..that is a different story.
@allknowing (58141)
• India
23 Jun 12
But we will be failing in our duty if we let pass violations!