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Suggestion: "Anonymous" reporting 

Post#1 » by Dr Positivity » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:50 am

I have seen personal attacks by posters in the last few days that I feel deserved to be reported but am terrified of using the report button as among the few times I've used it I have been warned on multiple occasions for "abusing the report button" and I am on my last strike making it not worth the risk. As a result RealGM will not receive my reports.

If you had an anonymous tip address however I would feel comfortable reporting posts more often knowing that they could not be proven it's me or lead to warnings or bannings. I understand the argument on the other side of not wanting to annoy admin and moderators with pure volume of reports.
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Re: Suggestion: "Anonymous" reporting 

Post#2 » by Howard Mass » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:06 am

Dr Positivity wrote:I have seen personal attacks by posters in the last few days that I feel deserved to be reported but am terrified of using the report button as among the few times I've used it I have been warned on multiple occasions for "abusing the report button" and I am on my last strike making it not worth the risk. As a result RealGM will not receive my reports.

If you had an anonymous tip address however I would feel comfortable reporting posts more often knowing that they could not be proven it's me or lead to warnings or bannings. I understand the argument on the other side of not wanting to annoy admin and moderators with pure volume of reports.


Dr Positivity,

How many posts are you planning to report?

If the report is legit, there is no problem.
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Re: Suggestion: "Anonymous" reporting 

Post#3 » by Dr Positivity » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:54 pm

Howard Mass wrote:
Dr Positivity wrote:I have seen personal attacks by posters in the last few days that I feel deserved to be reported but am terrified of using the report button as among the few times I've used it I have been warned on multiple occasions for "abusing the report button" and I am on my last strike making it not worth the risk. As a result RealGM will not receive my reports.

If you had an anonymous tip address however I would feel comfortable reporting posts more often knowing that they could not be proven it's me or lead to warnings or bannings. I understand the argument on the other side of not wanting to annoy admin and moderators with pure volume of reports.


Dr Positivity,

How many posts are you planning to report?

If the report is legit, there is no problem.


I can't play Russian Roulette guessing whether my report is legit, if being wrong means I'm warned/banned instead of my report simply being ignored, especially in my case where a 5th strike is the end of me.
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Re: Suggestion: "Anonymous" reporting 

Post#4 » by Howard Mass » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:10 am

Dr Positivity wrote:
Howard Mass wrote:
Dr Positivity wrote:I have seen personal attacks by posters in the last few days that I feel deserved to be reported but am terrified of using the report button as among the few times I've used it I have been warned on multiple occasions for "abusing the report button" and I am on my last strike making it not worth the risk. As a result RealGM will not receive my reports.

If you had an anonymous tip address however I would feel comfortable reporting posts more often knowing that they could not be proven it's me or lead to warnings or bannings. I understand the argument on the other side of not wanting to annoy admin and moderators with pure volume of reports.


Dr Positivity,

How many posts are you planning to report?

If the report is legit, there is no problem.


I can't play Russian Roulette guessing whether my report is legit, if being wrong means I'm warned/banned instead of my report simply being ignored, especially in my case where a 5th strike is the end of me.


Dr Positivity,

You could always PM a Moderator on The Forum.
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Re: Suggestion: "Anonymous" reporting 

Post#5 » by Dr Positivity » Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:49 am

Howard Mass wrote:Dr Positivity,

You could always PM a Moderator on The Forum.


My issue is that the moderators of forums I want to report people in disagree with me politically, but agree with the person or people I want to report, including in my opinion the single most toxic poster on RealGM who is on a 3rd grade bully tactics tear for the ages. I do not think the moderator(s) will be on my side who disagree with me politically, and precedent has shown it's more likely to put me in danger for bringing it up. Moderators are human and are not immune to tribalism which is at an all time high these days, and being biased towards people they agree with. This is one of the main reasons political forums and threads on RealGM and elsewhere have become a mess in my opinion because the most valued assets to the forum should be the ones who have the ability to debate others without personally attacking them. But increasingly those are the posters who are banned or neutered because they commit the crime of "wrongthink", and on the other hand if you're on the supposed right side politically you can get away with as much bullying as you want.
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Re: Suggestion: "Anonymous" reporting 

Post#6 » by Howard Mass » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:43 pm

Dr Positivity wrote:
Howard Mass wrote:Dr Positivity,

You could always PM a Moderator on The Forum.


My issue is that the moderators of forums I want to report people in disagree with me politically, but agree with the person or people I want to report, including in my opinion the single most toxic poster on RealGM who is on a 3rd grade bully tactics tear for the ages. I do not think the moderator(s) will be on my side who disagree with me politically, and precedent has shown it's more likely to put me in danger for bringing it up. Moderators are human and are not immune to tribalism which is at an all time high these days, and being biased towards people they agree with. This is one of the main reasons political forums and threads on RealGM and elsewhere have become a mess in my opinion because the most valued assets to the forum should be the ones who have the ability to debate others without personally attacking them. But increasingly those are the posters who are banned or neutered because they commit the crime of "wrongthink", and on the other hand if you're on the supposed right side politically you can get away with as much bullying as you want.


If you report a post, Moderators will not dismiss it because of what they feel politically.
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