***Admin Post**** Reminder on abusive and malicious reporting.
December 6, 2017 2:46pm CST
A few recent occurrences have given me reason to pass on this reminder. Malicious reporting is something that will not be tolerated. Not only is it not nice, it makes our job more difficult. It means having to sort through pages of false reports and clear their reported tags, since the posts are likely not going to be removed if they aren't a genuine violation. Reports are generally anonymous. This means that my moderators and I can't see who reports what. But, in cases of extreme abuse, we can have someone look at site logs and find the names of abusers. Abusive and malicious reporting is grounds for immediate termination of your account. If you are unsure of what to report, refer to the community guidelines, and as always, I am more than glad to clarify something and take all the time needed to do it. But If you are reporting things just to be mean, you will be removed.
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Some people think that every time they report a discussion is deleted and unfortunately they use this mean as personal revenge toward some members. I am glad if you can see who those users are. Personal Attacks are against the rules after all.
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• Bunbury, Australia
@topffer This reminds me of the NZ prime minister who thought it was good that so many New Zealanders were going to Australia. He reckoned it would improve the IQ of both countries. Very clever comment but I have an idea I've told you that before.
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• Marion, Kansas
@Bluedoll and @kobesbuddy I have learned over the years that some of the people who seem abrasive to me are not, really, but their intent is misunderstood due to cultural differences. I tend to avoid them if they really bug me. I do not think reporting would solve the problem. I also do not believe either one of you does either, I just was adding that in. Communicating is the key as @Bluedoll says.
@LadyDuck copy. This is very informative. Thanks for sharing. Anything we find anomalous or the like and seemingly violating the guidelines we are free to report it. There's a button about "report" and it's up for the admin or the moderators to decide. This is the only way we help myLot purging those violators and abusive, spammers of myLot.
• Marion, Kansas
@LadyDuck Sometimes those milestone posts are imbedded into an actual discussion with more information. For instance I could post "To celebrate my birthday today, we went to such and such an attraction" . The reason this attraction is famous is blah, blah, blah, and I feel fortunate to have so much in my PayPal to use because I have met my myLot goals." I threw a couple of milestone things in there, but the discussion is mostly about the attraction. I think that guideline DOES need to be revised, as well as the "recipe" guideline. There really must be something to discuss in said posts.
• Moses Lake, Washington
• Pleasant Hill, California
@just4him I think Admin looks at posts that are reported, but doesn't delete them unless they violate a rule. I think I had one deleted because I used a picture of my ex- (and still a good friend) in which she was scantily clad, though no "naughty bits" were showing.
• United States
It's anonymous in that those of us directly working the board cannot see the name of who reported a post. But those who have "under the hood" access to the site can go in and view the source of the report if the need arises. We don't make it a standard practice of looking at who reported what unless a specific incident warrants it.
• United States
@Letranknight2015 Yes, there have been a few cases of it. But with out me saying so, there is no way for anyone to know it was happening. the posts that were reported in error were not removed. Simply reporting a post does not get it automatically removed.