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    "Report this Post" MIA?

    Not sure what happened to the report this post buttons? Not a huge deal, but there is a whole lot of violation of this rule lately:

    Cross-Posting / Spamming
    Please do not double post or cross-post the same message in multiple forums. You are not permitted to mass-PM or mass-email multiple members of this site the same message. This includes "bump threads" and posts intended merely to increase one's post count. Worthless posts with no content and nonsensical posts eat up space and waste everyone's time. One or two word responses such as "Me Too", "I agree", "great post!", smilies not accompanined by content, and similar responses may be considered spam. These type of posts are not allowed on any forums.
    I dunno, maybe with all the new emoticons we have, "smilies not 'accompanined'" by content are now perfectly acceptable, and this generally ignored rule should be amended or abandoned as quaintly anachronistic.

    For what it's worth, I like the rule, and would like to see it enforced.

    I suppose I could post directly in a few offending threads, but I am of course ever mindful of this rule:

    Playing the Role of a Moderator
    If you're not a moderator, don't correct posters as if you are a moderator! If you have a problem with a post, use the "Report This Post" button, rather than playing moderator. More often than not, that causes more problems than it fixes. Let us handle any situation you feel needs to be moderated.
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    Re: "Report this Post" MIA?

    The "Report this post" button is alive and well!

    It's in the lower left-hand corner of each post (below the poster's name). It is a white triangle, outlined in red, with a black exclamation point in the center.

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    I see it now, thanks.
    At this point in the development of our society, there is virtually no writing which has not been plagiarized at least in part from another. I read that somewhere.

    This was no boating accident.


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    Re: "Report this Post" MIA?

    Quote Originally Posted by BillS View Post
    Not sure what happened to the report this post buttons? Not a huge deal, but there is a whole lot of violation of this rule lately:



    I dunno, maybe with all the new emoticons we have, "smilies not 'accompanined'" by content are now perfectly acceptable, and this generally ignored rule should be amended or abandoned as quaintly anachronistic.

    For what it's worth, I like the rule, and would like to see it enforced.

    I suppose I could post directly in a few offending threads, but I am of course ever mindful of this rule:
    Gripe, gripe, gripe. There are worse things than someone using smile's as the only reply or post in a thread.

    Talk about tryin to be a buzz kill

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    Sorry to harsh your toke there, Mr. Wookie. As I said, it's not a huge deal. I'm actually more bothered by the rule being ignored than by smilie-only responses, although I really don't think a response consisting solely of or adds much of value to the discussion.

    IMO, If we're going to have the rule on the books, it should be enforced. If it is going to be ignored, pull it down. Or if the forum would prefer to amend it, fine, amend it.
    At this point in the development of our society, there is virtually no writing which has not been plagiarized at least in part from another. I read that somewhere.

    This was no boating accident.


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    Re: "Report this Post" MIA?

    Dear Mr. Bill- you have always shown an appreciation for the language, but in this case I think you are being too literal.
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    That's me, grumpy and pedantic. But I sense that this disconnect between rule and practice bothers only me.

    And frankly the tragic loss of Fran Crippen makes minor stuff like this seem rather churlish and petty.

    I withdraw my comments. Henceforth, smilie-only posts are perfectly OK with me.
    At this point in the development of our society, there is virtually no writing which has not been plagiarized at least in part from another. I read that somewhere.

    This was no boating accident.


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    Re: "Report this Post" MIA?

    Playing the Role of a Moderator
    If you're not a moderator, don't correct posters as if you are a moderator! If you have a problem with a post, use the "Report This Post" button, rather than playing moderator. More often than not, that causes more problems than it fixes. Let us handle any situation you feel needs to be moderated.


    I am not sure this is a good rule.

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    Re: "Report this Post" MIA?

    Quote Originally Posted by BillS View Post
    Henceforth, smilie-only posts are perfectly OK with me.








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    Re: "Report this Post" MIA?

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    Re: "Report this Post" MIA?

    I have a question: Why would a person want to boost their number of replies or responses on the forum? Is there a contest or some type of honor if you reply many times on the forum? No big deal, I was just wondering.
    HTFU!

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