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Old 06-22-2008, 10:22 AM
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I understand the point of this post...being a Mod elsewhere I know baseless Reports are not fun...BUT I do want to say having read the rules I understand why you might get some that YOU...personally do not feel should have been reported.

From the rules:
"Chazhound Forum does not allow any post or messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws"

I see posts like the bolded, daily here...and they are fine (fun?). I am only saying...it is a "rule" that is violated here...often.

From the rules:
1. Please be respectful to other members and moderators. You don’t have to like or agree with everyone, but please state your thoughts in a respectful manner. Absolutely no name calling. No personal attacks.

Again...we just had a couple threads in a row where personal attacks were made.

From the rules:
2. Do not “bash” new members because they don’t know about puppymills, backyard breeding or any other practice you may not agree with. Don't jump to conclusion about new members. They may not be a "troll" just because they ask a question that seems obvious to others. Education is the best way the change any problem.

I have seen this also...many times...MANY times. It is almost a game here to do this. I do believe that handling trolls...from outing them to removing them is a Mod/Admin issue. But I admit I have had my fun "exposing" said same as a mere member. But again...it is a rule..that is somewhat..."flexible" here it would seem.

I guess my point is...is takes a while as a member here to get that...tho the rules are posted...they are not in stone...not even close to it. I don't know if these reports you speak of are from newer members...BUT I do think that if they are...the rules themselves might be the cause. I am totally 100% fine with how things are done around here most of the time...but it DOES get confusing when it comes to the overall across the board importance of the rules...esp as a newbie.

What I think is the report feature is a link to the Mod...and IF you are not sure about something...you SHOULD report it and allow a Mod to make the call. If it is excessive than perhaps that person should be contacted privately. But if there is MORE than one or two or three people reporting issues...maybe it's not them specifically...but the overall rules vs reality issue that has them confused.

I may not be making ANY sense here, and I apologize if that's the case...but I did want to mention the above. If something is "well known by now" than perhaps the rules should be tweaked to reflect the more laid back...vibe of the forum as a whole to avoid confusion from newer members?
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