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    Reports

    Hello forum,
    First, let me say that this isn't directed at any one poster or "side", but for the whole of the forum. There are plenty of instances from across the political spectrum.

    Now, there are a couple of issues we would like to address regarding reports: threats and insulting moderation. When I say insulting moderation, I don't mean a report with the purpose of questioning a decision. There's no issue with that. If we were in the wrong in review, we would like to correct it.

    A good analogy for reports would be taking a case to court. We have to judge the merit of the report against the laws (the rules), precedent, and other relevant factors. When you go to court, you want to put your best face forward. You put on a nice suit. You try to show the best sides of yourself. Do you show up saying you think the judge favors those charged with shoplifting over those charged with jaywalking? Do you accuse the judge of protecting certain defendants? Do you say to the judge the defendant can shoot a person in a city street with impunity? Do you tell the judge you think that they are the Devil incarnate? There is no immunity given in this court.

    In the court scenario, there are other questions as well. Do you tell the judge that if he allows the defendant to get away with driving drunk, you'll start driving drunk? Do you say that if they don't take a hard stance against the defendant, you'll start stalking them and attacking them in parking lots?

    Finally, when you've made your case, the judge goes to their chambers to make their decision. Do you run back to the chambers, bang on the door and say it's been taking too long? Do you yell through the door that stealing must be okay? We won't always notify you when your reports have been acted upon, so make sure to check the court documents (the reported post) to see if an action has been taken yet. It is also good to check the documents before reporting a post, as sometimes it may have already been taken to court and tried.

    These are some things that I would like all of you to think about when you are making reports. Thank you for your time.
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    Maybe if the mods were more competent, it wouldn't be an issue.
    "All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury Vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803). "Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda Vs. Arizona, 384 US 436 p. 491.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Maybe if the mods were more competent, it wouldn't be an issue.
    What a douchebag

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    For the record I don't report people, very rarely and usually if it appears to be a threat.

    I am also disturbed at the moderation call-outs in the hole.

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    I don't report anything anyway, so this doesn't affect me. But I can see how the mods would be annoyed at petulant behavior by the members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perianne View Post
    I don't report anything anyway, so this doesn't affect me. But I can see how the mods would be annoyed at petulant behavior by the members.
    I call the mods out any time I think they make a bad call, which is most of the time. I don't do it on the open forum, but I do use the report feature. I could point to one moderator and only one moderator I would call good at the job.

    It may not be their fault individually most of the time. The system of moderating by committee sucks. You end up with things like action taken hours after something is said and the thread has moved far beyond it. That is counterproductive.

    Anyway, I am done with this thread. It doesn't matter how warranted comments are, trying to improve things around here is an exercise in futility. All you can do is go with what you've got.
    "All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury Vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803). "Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda Vs. Arizona, 384 US 436 p. 491.

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    My reports dramatically reduced when Del was booted...
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    I call the mods out any time I think they make a bad call, which is most of the time. I don't do it on the open forum, but I do use the report feature. I could point to one moderator and only one moderator I would call good at the job.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Maybe if the mods were more competent, it wouldn't be an issue.
    Derp.
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

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    I questioned my last warning/infraction in a polite manner and just took it after a PM or two.

    I hope my suggestion that when an image is removed a PM is sent to the poster telling me to avoid my re-posting it later on down the thread garnering me an infraction.

    But in the end it's just the internet so yeah, not life and death.
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    Reporting people Boss Move or Soft Move?

    Soft Move.
    Blacks and poor people been voting Democrat for years and years. Hey are no better off. Vote for economics and traditions. Be part of saving America from the nutty left. The ones that highjacked this jaskassery Party.

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