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BertrandRussell Thu 16-Feb-17 12:22:06

seriously, why do people report stuff? Obviously if it's defamatory or
offensive or a personal attack that upsets you then hit that button. But surely it's usually better to ignore and move on?

FannyWisdom Thu 16-Feb-17 12:23:28

I report if I think someone is being a cunt or nasty or trying to generate wank fodder.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 16-Feb-17 12:24:44

Because if stuff isn't reported it won't be deleted confused

If something is reported that isn't delete worthy then MNHQ won't delete. I don't quite understand what your issue is?

BertrandRussell Thu 16-Feb-17 12:28:30

"I report if I think someone is being a cunt or nasty or trying to generate wank fodder."

Yep. Me too. But a slightly tasteless thread title abut a real issue in the news? Why on earth report that?

Soubriquet Thu 16-Feb-17 12:29:44

I report if I feel it needs to be deleted for whatever reason

What I don't do, is announced that I've reported

that I don't get

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 16-Feb-17 12:35:42

Yep. Me too. But a slightly tasteless thread title abut a real issue in the news? Why on earth report that?

I don't which thread you are talking about but one person's "slightly tasteless" is another person's horrifically offensive.

Are you complaining because the thread in question was deleted or the thread title was edited? Is still can't answer your OP properly because I don't know why you are asking grin

MrsDustyBusty Thu 16-Feb-17 12:38:19

I don't know. A thread I started has been deleted, apparently due to a large volume of complaints, the nature of which I am not aware of so I think possibly mentioning that you have reported is not a bad thing if you think that's the appropriate course of action.

I can only imagine I caused massive offence for reasons I can only attempt to guess at.

SoupDragon Thu 16-Feb-17 13:04:46

If the "slightly tasteless" thread is the one I think it is, it was utterly disgusting.

BertrandRussell Thu 16-Feb-17 13:33:20

Must have been a different one then. Nobody could have thought the one I mean was "utterly disgusting"

OliviaStabler Thu 16-Feb-17 17:46:39

I've reported when I truly believe it is a troll. You put effort into reading a thread and responding carefully to find out the person is a troll.

DixieNormas Thu 16-Feb-17 17:51:16

Well someone must have found it offensive, I guess different people will report different things

PurpleDaisies Thu 16-Feb-17 17:54:02

I don't know which thread this is about.

I report spammers a lot and any personal attacks or things I think might be trolls.

Beachedwh4le Thu 16-Feb-17 17:54:18

I think sometimes the multiple reports is people saying its a troll post rather than the content maybe?

NotYoda Thu 16-Feb-17 17:56:20

I reprt trolls or swearing at other posters

MuseumOfCurry Thu 16-Feb-17 17:58:34

I've often wondered this. I think some people just feel more invested in MN and care about the quality control?

WhyPost Thu 16-Feb-17 19:14:15

I report a lot. I report the obvious stuff but I'll also report someone if they are 'simply' being nasty to another poster. I don't agnst about it though, I just report and let MNHQ deal with it as they want.
If someone is being nasty without actually making a 'personal attack' I will sometimes still report as MNHQ will still often delete.

I report because I prefer to be on sites where people are nice. I don't mind it when everyone disagrees but I can't be doing with the faux 'outrage' and nastiness. It's pathetic.

YetAnotherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 16-Feb-17 19:30:13

Hi everyone,
We know you're not really looking for our input on this but we just wanted to stick our noses in to say that we do appreciate the reports we get, we read them all and rely on them totally. (Even if sometimes we do think some of you could just live with having posted the same thing twice. wink)

BertrandRussell Thu 16-Feb-17 22:46:34

You know, Helenmumsnet, I am interested in your input. In the thread I'm talking about, the tipping point seemed to have been the fact that there were lots of reports in a short time. So does that mean quantity not quality? I'm sure you know what I'm talking about- it was nothing that wouldn't have qppeared on The anews Quiz, or Mock the Week or any mainstream TV programme......

NotYoda Fri 17-Feb-17 06:49:42

If I were MNHQ I'd probably just weigh up the cost of keeping a thread going and having to police it and respond to reports, vs keeping it going. Let's face it, some aren't worth bothering with. They have limited man-power; what's one less stupid AIBU thread (I don't know what thread this is about, by the way. Just speaking generally)

NotYoda Fri 17-Feb-17 06:50:18

.... and at the end of the day, it's their website.

ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap Fri 17-Feb-17 10:30:21

I agree with Soubriquet : it's odd when posters make a point of mentioning they've reported, rather than just quietly doing so.

I do "ignore and move on" quite often, yes, but surely always doing that allows certain stuff to get deemed acceptable?

I've occasionally reported:

Usually racist/ disablist/ abusive-type stuff, so blatantly offensive that it's only a matter of time before sheer numbers of MNers complaining gets it removed anyway. More than happy to add my name to them.

There have been a couple of threads/ posts, though, when I've felt unsure as to whether I'm reading something into it that's not really intended. But as they've been to do with children, I've reported them for MNHQ to look at. Would always rather err on side of safety. (And they were removed, so I guess others felt the same).

But there'll no doubt be The Perpetually Offended, hitting that report button at any & every chance they get. Wonder if MNHQ roll their eyes a lot, when X's name rocks up complaining for the 18th time that week? wink Is there even a limit?

MrsDustyBusty Fri 17-Feb-17 10:44:38

I'd like to point out that the thread of mine that was deleted (and I think this is the one to which Bertrand refers) was not racist/disablist/abusive and did not refer to children.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Fri 17-Feb-17 10:46:52

What was the thread title? This thread is a bit meaningless without it.

TheElephantofSurprise Fri 17-Feb-17 10:47:43

I report if I'm suspicious that the OP is not genuine. I sometimes don't bother. There was a long running thread very recently that seemed like the work of a professional writer rather than a woman in distress but I didn't mention it. MN is entertainment, not just mutual assistance.

BertrandRussell Fri 17-Feb-17 11:16:48

I don't report often- but when I do I always say. I want people to know who and why.

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