It's not MY responsibility!
By Joliet Jake
December 8, 2017 8:08am CST
Or is it? Seems I saw a spot in the Guidelines saying we should report things we see that violate the guidelines. In my view, that would make it our responsibility. But we are also responsible to use it responsibly. Which would mean if it doesn't violate the guidelines, we shouldn't report it just because we don't like it, or the opinion of it, or how it was written, or whatever. It does say: "What should I do if I see a violation of these guidelines?" Simply hover over the offending content and click on "Report" to bring it to a moderator's attention. That, to me, makes it our responsibility. But the key words are "a violation of these guidelines". I don't see anywhere that says "Report it if you don't like it". Yes, the users are responsible for how this site operates. Even if they don't want to accept that responsibility.
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It is a responsibility - just as much as we are responsible for our own conduct here. I'm sure the moderators or whomever can't always catch things . . . it's up to us to help them since we are the ones who are using this site . . . and that in turn helps us. Yes, report violations - not opinions.
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@JolietJake You almost missed my response? Well I'm going to report you because I don't like that . Seriously. We are not little kids who tattle tale about every little thing. But we are adults that can see that it is in our best interest to protect our site - we all want this place to stick around, right?
If I see a discussion I don't care for I quietly move on...no one will e,Ben know I peeked at the discussion. If it's in violation of the guidelines...I will report...if it's borderline I might give the offending Mylotter a nudge to read the guidelines. And then move on. It's the likes and comments on the offending, rule breaking posts that bother me.
Just like @Juliaacv, I skip the posts that I do not like, I always report plagiarizers and spammers, I am guilty not to report all the discussions that "violate the guidelines" (example of what I never report: Excessive complaining, Using all-caps and excessive punctuation, Personal milestones, Discussions, responses or comments that offer little or no value, Spammy, inappropriate or irrelevant tagging). I wonder how many discussions a day would remain if all those listed as "not tolerated" would be reported and deleted.