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kittylester Sun 17-May-15 09:19:28

Apart from spam, I don't remember reporting any posts.

Am I odd? How many/ often do you report and why? confused

sunseeker Sun 17-May-15 09:23:06

Only spam - if i don't like what someone posts I don't read any more of that thread. I accept others will have views and opinions which I disagree with and will express themselves in a way I don't like, but it is not for me to try to censor them.

Charleygirl Sun 17-May-15 09:24:35

I am like you, I have never reported a post, only spam or those who want free help from us and have not paid the media fee.

whitewave Sun 17-May-15 09:35:05

Don't know how. Although I will admit when I read things getting very heated I stop reading.

Brendawymms Sun 17-May-15 09:38:22

Yes I just stop reading when respect for others views seems to get lost. Do report spam. Have once reported a thread that I felt was damaging to others.

AshTree Sun 17-May-15 09:39:55

I've never reported anything, although I've only been here a couple of months. I would probably report spam, but not sure if I'd bother to report anything else unless it was, say, a direct attack on me.

Nelliemoser Sun 17-May-15 09:40:36

Yes I have done some other than spam.

Usually if they have been really personally offensive to another poster or potentially libellous and let GN decide.

Or they are likely to have identified an individual.

Also one or two where it appeared someone was possibly looking for child pictures and one where there were allegations of child abuse.

glammanana Sun 17-May-15 09:46:33

Only spam posts I too just pass anything that I don't want to read as everyone has their own opinion on life.

soontobe Sun 17-May-15 09:52:50

I joined last November, and reported about 10 over the next couple of months. Some got deleted, some didnt. [Most of the posts I reported were not about me or to me at all.]
I ended up totally confused about what is deleted and what isnt, so I dont think I have reported any since then.

thatbags, and another poster a couple of weeks ago, said that it depends how a post is written as to whether it is deleted.

ninathenana Sun 17-May-15 09:53:03

Only ever reported spam.

GNHQ seem to have eyes everywhere anyway grin I think there have been cases where posts have been rightly reported but I always find out after the fact !

<waves to Cari & Co>

Lilygran Sun 17-May-15 09:59:49

Then look at Mumsnet!

TriciaF Sun 17-May-15 10:00:32

I've only ever reported spam too - apart from once on another forum, where a man and a woman were having an argument and he wrote something very rude to her in hebrew script. blush
Actually it probably would have been overlooked, but it was a bit strong!
I avoid threads that get too heated with swearing etc, not that I don't swear occasionally.

soontobe Sun 17-May-15 10:13:52

I am repeating myself this morning by accident.
The only 2 posts I have had deleted were because I repeated something that another poster had already said about herself, so was astonished when they were zapped.

thatbags Sun 17-May-15 10:17:26

"depends how a post is written" is too vague for my liking, soon. What I say is that if it is an argument or a position that is being 'attacked' (I use that word in its debating sense here), that is different from if it is attacking the person saying it e.g. by name-calling such as "you are stupid to think that". If you say "I think that is a stupid position to take" you are not attacking the person but a point of view. We all hold stupid points of view sometimes but that doesn't mean we are stupid.

thatbags Sun 17-May-15 10:20:20

So you could say that my position on this is stupid if you think so. i think some people do think it stupid, which is fine by me. They're entitled to think so and I'm entitled to think that what they think about what I said is wrong.

soontobe Sun 17-May-15 10:21:22

Can you repeat what you said on a different thread onto here please. As I think it made a lot of sense? At least to me.
Perhaps I will copy and paste.

thatbags Sun 17-May-15 10:22:39

What I think or believe is not me because thoughts and beliefs are subject to change in a way that I am not. I have changed what I think or believe about things many times when further evidence or a better argument crossed my path.

thatbags Sun 17-May-15 10:23:20

Probably better if you copy and past cos I don't know which thread you're talking about smile

soontobe Sun 17-May-15 10:24:33

I think sharp retorts and sarcasm are allowed too so long as they are sharp and sarcastic about posts or subjects of posts rather than about posters. subtle but important difference

soontobe Sun 17-May-15 10:30:49

I think that is a stupid position to take

I thought, when first joining, that that is an attack on the person, so a personal attack. But it appears not.

For what it is worth, since it can only be that person being attacked in my view for taking that position, I would term that as personal.
But it seens that gransnet and lots of other people dont see that in the same way.
If a friend or family member or neighbour or even say a shopworker or whoever did that a couple of times to me, I dont see how anyone could not think that is personal.

Yet on an internet forum[no idea if that is the case on many of them], that is deemed not to be personal.
It is a shame, in my opinion, that standards on the internet are so much lower than anywhere else.

Or is that me just leading a sheltered life again?

Teetime Sun 17-May-15 10:51:40

I have only reported what appears to be Spam and eave the moderator to decide on anything else. If I don't like the way a thread is going I just stop reading it.

thatbags Sun 17-May-15 10:53:38

Nothing to do with leading a sheltered life. It's to do with logic and how discussion works. Philosophers argue about subjects. They argue with people. The people with whom they are arguing are not what they are arguing about.

It's a simple case of separating the subject of debate from the people doing the debating. A good debater can 'win' a debate without actually holding the debating position they are arguing for. Think of it as a game. One takes a side for the sake of argument and does one's best on that side.

soontobe Sun 17-May-15 11:10:30

So gransnet is all a debating game?

Elegran Sun 17-May-15 12:03:38

Gransnet is far more than "all a debating game" different threads are different things to different people.

But posters can disagree with one another's opinions and beliefs without rubbishing the person who holds that opinion.

A very good and honest person could think that, say, the earth was flat, not round, because they had never seen it themselves from far enough away to see it as a ball, and they believed that all the photographs from space were faked.

A reply that it was a false thing to believe, as there was plenty of evidence to prove that it was false, with a link to some of that evidence, is not the same as saying that the person was telling lies.

soontobe Sun 17-May-15 12:21:02

But posters can disagree with one another's opinions and beliefs without rubbishing the person who holds that opinion

So you dont think that there are many personal attacks at all?