Preferential treatment for certain memebers, special treatment for others?

  1. Preferential treatment for certain memebers, "special" treatment for others?

    I have been around here for a while, and what I've noticed is that certain members not only get away with EXTREMELY sexually suggestive posts, but said posts generate much lively discussion. In contrast, when a similar topic is posted by a newbie, it is immediately deleted and, if the poster is lucky, he gets a second chance. A second "violation" is likely to entail a swift ban. Am I missing something here?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. No you're not. But if you're either dedicated, paying, helpful, knowledgeable, have lots of ribbons and/or awards then of course you would get more respect or a second chance.
    Heh, I remember one post I had when I did something really stupid. :redface: :frown: Sorry PF of that which I love.
     
  4. loseyourname

    loseyourname 3,632
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    If you honestly feel any violation has been committed, you might want to get a bit more specific than that. There isn't much we can do with such a general allegation.

    Just to remind everyone, if you find a post that you feel violates the guidelines, report it. It's the exclamation point button in the lower left-hand corner of the post.
     
  5. Ok, great, this post was moved to the feedback forum, which means no one will even read it now.
     
  6. If you want me to get more specific, I can. There's this one well respected person here, tribdog, who keeps making posts such as "sorry if I start humping your leg," or something like that, and constantly and strongly suggesting that he wants to get it on with Evo. Another popular female on these boards always gets away with posts about sex and masturbation. But, apparently, if a newbie guy makes a post about masturbation, he gets banned.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2005
  7. loseyourname

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    Go find the posts and report them. They'll be sent to the mentor forum and we'll evaluate them. Also, you can't just post something where the most people will see it. We have separate sections for a reason. GD isn't 'everything goes,' it's 'everything that doesn't fit anywhere else.'
     
  8. HAHAHA!!! Evo IS a mentor. The mentors actually facilitate rather than discurage the discussions which I mentioned.
     
  9. loseyourname

    loseyourname 3,632
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    Evo isn't the only mentor, ONJ. If you honestly think a violation has been committed, all you can do is report the posts. I'm sorry, but there isn't anything else you can do. If you have a problem with a given mentor action, you can PM that mentor and ask for a clarification of why they did what they did, but this seems like your complaint is with lack of mentor action. I'm trying to help you here.
     
  10. loseyourname

    loseyourname 3,632
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    Just to note, this thread is hanging by a thread (pun intended). According to our Forum Guidelines, posting a thread in the feedback forum asking about a general policy is fine, but if you're going to get into a specific action, you have to either report the post or PM a mentor. Open discussion of these is not allowed and the thread will have to be closed.
     
  11. ZapperZ

    ZapperZ 29,830
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    REPORT THE POST!

    There is a reason why the "Report Bad Post" function is there, and available to EVERYONE.


    Zz.
     
  12. Moonbear

    Moonbear 12,266
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    If this is about a specific thread and a specific poster (whether mentor or not), report it or discuss it via PM. If you find something a mentor says or does is offensive, please let us know. We are all human and make mistakes too. If we genuinely made a mistake, we do correct it.
     
  13. Evo

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    If you've paid attention, I've edited and/or deleted a number of his posts. If you are offended, report it and it will be removed if it is out of line.

    That member has stopped making posts of this nature and her threads on those subjects were long before I was mentor here.

    I'm guessing I may have warned or banned you previously?
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2005
  14. brewnog

    brewnog 2,793
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    If one of my friends in real life said something suggestive and sexual in a jocular manner to me, I'd laugh.

    If a stranger came up to me and said something similar, I'd probably think that they're a bit of a weirdo, and in need of some ignoring.



    Same thing happens here. Deal with it.
     
  15. Math Is Hard

    Math Is Hard 4,915
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    Someone respects tribdog? :confused:
     
  16. Astronuc

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    That seems a somewhat spurious comment since one seems to be directing this comment and the OP primarily at the administration and mentors, and this would be the appropriate forum in which to make such a statement. And indeed it seems to have received appropriate attention from the moderators.

    Nobody gets preferential treatment. However, someone who has been a member for a while has some experience with staff, so there may be more latitude.

    I can certainly confirm that Evo and other mentors have deleted some off-color posts, including some by tribdog and others.

    As loseyourname and others have indicated, one can PM the admins and mentors if there is a particularly offensive post.

    Also, if one does not like the context of "sorry if I start humping your leg," one is certainly free not to read it.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving. :smile:
     
  17. Moonbear

    Moonbear 12,266
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    Okay folks, we're not going to discuss a specific member and specific posts here. We've already provided the instructions of how this member can address their concerns via PM or the Report Post feature. Case closed.
     
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