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Old 11-27-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Have you ever reported something?? Did you actually LIKE the feeling it gave you?? Well, it didn't give me the most grateful feeling, it made me feel sad for the person! I think that if you report something, like what someone says or even an inappropraiate pic, make sure you do this for the right reason! DON'T report someone and say, We just got into a fight and I don't want to talk to them again, ever!! No!!!!!!!!!!! You report someone for inappropriate pics, being hurtful with their words, or anything like that! You don't report someone because your mad! You report becasue what they did is a violation on WI!!!! So I just want to remind you to think before you report, thanks for coming!
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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I have sat with the flag box open and always hesitate, and think...because it is a serious matter to report someone but if it is clearly against the rules or it is causing another person to be hurt then that is what the button is for. So then pressing send is the right thing to do. It is importanat that rules are followed and especially that all people are treated with respect and their feelings are uplifted while being on WI
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:09 PM   #3
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I have only reported someone once, and I think I did that for a really bad reason! I'll start doing what you do, Rejewal! That's very smart of you to do that!!
Old 11-27-2008, 03:12 PM   #4
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Yes...when I report something, I don't feel exactly happy for the person but I do it to be safe. Thanks for the reminder..the point is just not to abuse the wonderful report button
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:13 PM   #5
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Iv reported about 5 people because they were being rude and disrespectful
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting, just remember, think about why you will report them, and then clck send!
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Hi there,

I use to feel really *bad* when I pressed the red flag... some part of me kept trying to talk myself out of it, I did *not* want to report this person at all!! I was so afraid that maybe it was something I could have helped w/ or prevented.

Then a thought came to mind -
All the rules here on WI are laid out quite clearly, you can find them all in stickys or in the rules/faq section. And the mod are always there to help. Why should I feel so bad about pressing that flag?? The Staff are fair, they will look into the matter, address it appropriately & you are helping to keep things safe and secure here. The rules are there, and I hope that they read them. And if not, the staff have the "rights" to tell them, "please stop".

If you feel they are doing something bad, look at it this way -
"Is this person hurting the community? are they following the rules?".

Take a step back, cool down... then come back and address it properly. .

Please do not feel too bad, you are doing the right thing.
It's nice that eveyrone feels they can still talk to that member, regardless. That is what keeps this community friendly .
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:32 PM   #8
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Thanks MissGnomie, that is very true! I'll try that soon, once I get to where I just have to report this, thanks for posting!
Old 11-27-2008, 03:35 PM   #9
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I agree with MissGnomie, and if I see someone being rude to someone else, and they are making a hurtful comment, I flag it and don't think twice about it. This is a community where members are helpful, nice, and always willing to lend a shoulder when someone needs it. Why should people like that have to put up with hurtful comments or things that don't need to be here?

It's like MissGnomie said, the rules are clear. What you can do, and what you can't do. Sometimes I wonder if those people read the rules, or are they just not realizing how their "type speak" sounds. Typing is different than talking, and I think people forget that. I can say something to you face to face, and say the same thing in "type speak" and it can be interpreted two different ways. I think some of the comments are done for that reason.

However, some of them are not. Those are the ones I do not hesitate to flag, because I know I wouldn't want a mean comment in one of my threads.

Good thread, too!
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:17 PM   #10
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thanks Polarity! It's cool when you have somebody who agree's with you!! Hope everyone has a VERY happy Thanksgiving and hope your giving thanks to everyone!
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