Pointing out mistakes/violations of users here
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Oct 15
I haven't noticed any violations here aside from the obvious spammers who wouldn't listen anyway. I tried your approach at Bubblews without much success. It seems that most people who break the rules do so because they don't care.
• Cambridge, England
1 Oct 15
I only occasionally remind someone of the rules if I believe that they are here honestly (I give no quarter to spammers and plagiarists who have posted just one or a few posts, all violating the rules). I also report the post immediately because @goaskalice is human and will not delete a post if he doesn't believe its a violation, nor will he delete an account if he thinks that the violation is a genuine mistake. I don't feel that it is worth my while messaging someone, waiting for a reply (or none) and then reporting it If you think it's a violation, then you should report it immediately, whether you tell the person or not. It is not our job to deal with people who break the rules, either blatantly or through ignorance. That is what the moderator is for. If you choose to message the person, of course, that is up to you but I would warn you that it can often lead to misunderstanding and bad feeling (many people do not like being 'put right' by ordinary members, whether it is meant kindly or not) and it is better to let GAA deal with it.
• United States
3 Oct 15
It really depends on what they are doing for me. I mean if someone plagerizes, or they put a referal link and that is what th post is about iI go ahead and I report it because tht is an obvious rule they are breaking. I have mentioned in the comments before if someone is breaking a simple rule but sending them a message might be better for them and not feel so outed that way.
• Manchester, England
1 Oct 15
That would depend on the magnitude of the violation and how blatant it was. If a member posts something that is contrary the rules but appears likely to be more of an error of judgement than a deliberate attempt to break the rules then your suggestion would be the most prudent approach. However, in the case of someone posting gibberish or being seriously offensive then I would simply report it.