2nd February 2011, 11:14 PM #1
Ghost in the Machine
The Report System - Use It!
I'd like to, for a quick second, reiterate the importance of using the report system, and using it responsibly.
The report system isn't to be used to harass other members, or to report comments which are clearly within the rules. However, the staff has noticed many rule-breaking posts have not been reported, and in some cases, users have attempted to solve these problems themselves - which only lead to mini-modding infractions, while problems remain unsolved. I'd like to stress the important of using the report system as much as possible as long as it isn't abused.
VMs in particular are a very common source of serious violations, such as harassment or flaming, which are often left unreported. PMs are, as well - PMs are also reportable, and in the cases where people attempt to harass fellow members secretly in PMs, it's important that the victims report them.
Perhaps most important, we urge that you don't become afraid of the report system. Reports don't clutter our forum inboxes or our e-mails - reports are retrieved in the form of individual threads for each report, which are sent to a special forum where every moderator can see the report and the post reported. There is nothing to be afraid of, and even in the rare cases where we may give an Abuse of Reporting System warning, it's more often than not just a sign to be a little more careful with what you report.
Thanks, and we hope you continue to enjoy the forums,
the Bulbagarden staff.
2nd February 2011, 11:51 PM #2
3rd February 2011, 10:59 AM #3