NFL  > General NFL  > Here's an idea
August 22, 2012, 10:35 PM
An awful lot of people are going around accusing people of hitting the abuse button for a multitude of reasons. Well, here's a novel idea.....for one week no one uses the report abuse button for anything, not even spam, and let's see what happens. Hey, what could it hurt to try?
August 22, 2012  10:40 PM ET

I doubt the mods are deleting folks base on one "report abuse" button, that is for offensive comments, but I see offensive comments all over FN and those people are being deleted.... something else must be going on, I'd hate to say the mods are doing their job, but.....

August 22, 2012  10:44 PM ET

LCB,
Nice concept. But very much doubt the button won't be pushed for an hour.

And all our threads will be buried in the 11th page too dig them up. and recovered.

as far as the spam is concerned? I guess you would think a mod will show up and take all of them out.

I'm all for that!

August 22, 2012  10:47 PM ET

Let's conduct an experiment. People get zapped, come back and accuse certain people of having their accounts removed. Why bother banning anyone when all they have to do is create a new email and rejoin? If the mods only respond to the report abuse button, let's see what happens when no one clicks it? As you said, offensive comments and the folks that write them do escape deletion, but many borderline-rs disappear at light speed. Let's lay off the abuse button and see how long it takes for things to disappear.

August 22, 2012  10:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

LCB,Nice concept. But very much doubt the button won't be pushed for an hour.And all our threads will be buried in the 11th page too dig them up. and recovered.as far as the spam is concerned? I guess you would think a mod will show up and take all of them out.I'm all for that!

That's what I'm saying. If the mods are indeed 'lurking' for a better word, they should delete it as they see it and not depend on us to point it out.

"Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed."

Nothing there says it has to be reported by an FN member first.

August 22, 2012  10:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

That's what I'm saying. If the mods are indeed 'lurking' for a better word, they should delete it as they see it and not depend on us to point it out. "Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed."Nothing there says it has to be reported by an FN member first.

All this paranoia about people pushing the abuse button is ridiculous. The reason people get deleted has very little to do with other FN posters and mored to do with the mods sensitivity to provocative comments.

August 22, 2012  10:53 PM ET

How do we know that anyone is actually pushing the abuse button, its just seems easier to blame others when in reality maybe the mods are on patrol.......they supposedly see every comments, even in private groups........so I hear!

August 22, 2012  10:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

How do we know that anyone is actually pushing the abuse button, its just seems easier to blame others when in reality maybe the mods are on patrol.......they supposedly see every comments, even in private groups........so I hear!

Foxy, I totally agree with your post. Some people just like to blame people they dislike of pushing the abuse button.

August 22, 2012  10:58 PM ET

Isn't it worth a try to see what happens, if anything, if we all refrain from pushing the abuse button for a while?

August 22, 2012  11:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Foxy, I totally agree with your post. Some people just like to blame people they dislike of pushing the abuse button.

I was blamed a lot for reporting at least one individual and I have never pushed the abuse button since I joined over 4 1/2 year ago....

August 22, 2012  11:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Isn't it worth a try to see what happens, if anything, if we all refrain from pushing the abuse button for a while?

I have been accused many times of pushing the abuse button when the fact is that I have never done that. I don't want to see anyone deleted except for the spam. Are you saying that you have pushed it in the past?

August 22, 2012  11:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Isn't it worth a try to see what happens, if anything, if we all refrain from pushing the abuse button for a while?

I think its worth it, but some probably think its funny, you know we have a lot of kids on here too and some who just like to aggravate others......

August 22, 2012  11:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I was blamed a lot for reporting at least one individual and I have never pushed the abuse button since I joined over 4 1/2 year ago....

You are one of the nicest people posting here and I believe you.

August 22, 2012  11:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I have been accused many times of pushing the abuse button when the fact is that I have never done that. I don't want to see anyone deleted except for the spam. Are you saying that you have pushed it in the past?

I admit pushing it when pictures better left on the gynecologist's exam room wall showed up in the comment section of a public thread.

August 22, 2012  11:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

You are one of the nicest people posting here and I believe you.

Thanks, and believe me Lady and I have had very good reason to push it numerous time, but it wasn't worth it, I just try to avoid people that don't like me.....

August 22, 2012  11:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Thanks, and believe me Lady and I have had very good reason to push it numerous time, but it wasn't worth it, I just try to avoid people that don't like me.....

I ignore them. But I hate seeing anyone harassed around here for some of the dumbest reasons.

August 22, 2012  11:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Thanks, and believe me Lady and I have had very good reason to push it numerous time, but it wasn't worth it, I just try to avoid people that don't like me.....

I have been vilified as much as anyone in the NFL message boards but I just ignore all the juvenile insults directed at me. I won't get involved in a mud slinging contest and would rather engage in an honest discussion.

August 22, 2012  11:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I have been vilified as much as anyone in the NFL message boards but I just ignore all the juvenile insults directed at me. I won't get involved in a mud slinging contest and would rather engage in an honest discussion.

most don't think they have to be responsible to what they say because no one really know them and they can hid behind a monitor screen.....sometimes it hard to know where to post and who to talk to these days.....

August 22, 2012  11:24 PM ET

An honest discussion on FN is worth it's weight in gold these days.

August 22, 2012  11:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

An honest discussion on FN is worth it's weight in gold these days.

Yes it is. It seems that many people would rather be a comedian or hurl insults instead.

 
August 22, 2012  11:29 PM ET

Let's get this to page two, shall we?

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