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Member Guidelines For Spotting/Alerting T&C Infractions
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
I have to say that “Mini-modding” as you have put it does annoy me but I think if we are all honest everybody can’t help but do it. I know at times for example I have wrote a perfectly reasonable reply to something a member has wrote who has then replied angrily to my post, this in turn leads to me responding but also cautioning the members attitude or pointing out that the member is perhaps on the verge of breaking a T&C. I would say it can be part of the discussion, I really don’t see anything wrong with me pointing out when another member is in the breaking T&C’s or is flat out wrong.
It is unfortunate that this has to happen from time to time but it is a reality that we all break the rules in the heat of the moment, if the two members concerned can sort it out between them then I don’t see a need for staff to get involved. I would always much rather have a argument resolved amicably rather than go running to tall tales to mummy and daddy about a silly tit for tat exchange. There are of course some exceptions such as when a member is overtly cursing or resorting to personal attacks but I think if the argument is the result of a difference of opinion then we should all be adult enough to sort it out between the two (or more) of us. It’s the debates on ATS that make everything interesting
I my own T&C’s that I follow, I just treat others as I would wish to be treated, I respect others opinions and always construct my responses as respectfully as I can. That being said however if another member starts to get cheeky with me, am going to though it back in their face just like i would if i were talking to them face to face and once again I would not expect mummy daddy or moddy to come help me out.
I can understand why the staff might want to remind users about how to use the alert function but I have to say that discussing T&C violations between members is inevitable its always going to happen regardless of what the staff say or do.
Originally posted by argentus
2) If a thread is inflammatory or has a vulgar title, alert on the thread, rather than the member posting it.
Originally posted by berenike
I hope this reminder makes some people think twice before they post something along the lines of:
'I don't know what this thread is doing in this forum'
I don't complain much, but that one really irritates me.
Originally posted by marg6043
"mini modding" I wonder who came out with the terminology...