Originally Posted by Shino
What would be the point in having mods if we did that. I could fire all the mods, and personally handle all the reported posts, seeing as how it doesnt take much effort to look at them (especially since they're all in one place) and go through them and hand out infractions when neccissary.
Wait, so you're saying that you'd rather leave things the way they are so, uh, the mods have something to do? Wut?
I mean, it's not like you're paying them, right? Who cares if they're not handing out infractions all the damn time? If it's something that will totally avoid unnecessary infractions and bans, isn't that what is best for the community? Which should the important thing.
And there's still spam and shit you guys can get people for. You'll still get to hand out a ton of infractions, no worries there.
You can't just use the argument that if it's not reported then that means no one was offended, and since your a smart guy, I'm guessing you're choosing to not mention the other reasons why posts arent being reported to help your cause. Posts might not be reported because some of the members might not know how, or even know that there is such a fuction; or maybe they're just lazy; or possibly that they think someone else has already reported it/or someone else will..and I'm sure there are other reasons for why posts arent reported, those are just the ones that came to mind (and are possibly the biggest reasons). This is why we have mods, to find posts that aren't reported, for whatever reason, but should have been.
If they are offended and want the person to be punished for offending them, why wouldn't they report it? If it's posted in the rules that flame infractions are only given out if the 'flamee' is offended, then they'd have no excuse for not reporting it. (so it wouldn't matter if someone else reported it, if it's not worth their time to report it then they obviously weren't that upset about it so no harm done) And there's no reason to pamper and encourage blatant stupidity, it's not that hard to figure out how to report a post or PM a mod. That's weak, dude.
I'm not ignoring any aspects of this to help my cause. The first minor flame infraction handed out shows a flaw in the current system, which would have been totally avoided if the proposed system was introduced. And it's been less than a day. Not only was it clearly said jokingly (Error in context interpretation), but 48 clearly wasn't offended so it should end up getting reversed anyway (So an infraction was handed out unnecessarily, 48 has to waste his time telling you guys that it was a mistake, and you'll have to reverse it).
It'll also cut down on bitching because 1)There's no chance of fuck ups at all. and 2)It wasn't the mods who made the call, they just responded to it because it was reported by the 'flamee'. Really, dude, everyone