posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 10:06 AM
Originally posted by justyc
perhaps there ought to be a new forum created (with an age disclaimer login or something) where adults can discuss 'adult' issues in an adult
While I agree this would be decent, I also would like to point out that such a feature would be only mildly useful. Seriously, do you know how many
times I clicked a button that said "Yes, I am over 18" when I was 16 or 17? Unless you're wanting CC verification (which is far from
foolproof--any kid who knows where their parent's wallet is can pass that), there's little you can do to keep people out of a particular area based
on their age. However, some kind of forum with a blatant disclaimer may be useful.
On the OT though--and sorry for "necroposting" this, just never noticed it until now--I like intrepid's rule of thumb (if it needs a reply from
staff, then use the complain button.) In spite of that though, I'm sure there's plenty of times where an issue that a member thinks only staff can
resolve can be handled in BB&Q.
Xeven's post is a good example of that--they complain that a post got moved; another member could've explained why, without needing to bother a mod
Another benefit to posting such a complaint in the public forum is that an issue that might normally be blown off by staff based on what they perceive
to be the status quo can be discussed by the members. Keeping with the above example, maybe at this point in time, the membership isn't as family
oriented, and more people on here think that the graphic violence should've been left in. The staff make their decision based on possibly outdated
perceptions, and it's contrary to what the actual membership would want.
Personally, I'd be more apt to say that matters that may single out an individual or issues with the site that are obvious bugs (ie half the smilies
don't appear or site text--not thread/post text--is misspelled) should be handled via the complaint procedure; issues with the management of the
site--not individual mods or admins, but general procedures--or other suggestions should be handled openly for everyone to give input on.
Just my $0.02.