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  • Rules of common decency in forums

    I love to read the sometimes heated discussions in the Phoronix forums same as anybody, but recently I found that the tone of the discussion sometimes went downhill and become unacceptable.

    There is the occasional posting that really crosses a line and makes me unable to continue enjoy reading. Let me quote the latest example as to the courtesy of "Weasel":
    … when you're the retarded monkey whose brain was eaten by systemd …

    Fucking retarded systemd fanboy.
    (Source: https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...93#post1073893 – and it's not an exception for this particular user)

    Seriously, this language is far ahead of simply calling other people incompetent or stupid in the forums. That is something I can easily glance over even while it was, in effect, an offending statement. But what I read in the posting as quote above really turns me off.

    I would appreciate it, and hope that others see it fit as well, to not leave postings like this stand without consequences.

  • #2
    Thanks for pointing out that post, it's been removed. When clearly offensive posts are pointed out, they are removed. But with me moderating all of the forums, I don't get to read every post and thus rely upon alerts when users find something that is clearly unacceptable language.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #3
      Michael Any chance of a "Report" button in the future? Insults and name calling are definite problem.

      Took me less than 5min of browsing and I ran into another topic with name calling posts in it..
      https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...support/page11
      Last edited by aht0; 01-20-2019, 03:34 AM. Reason: typos

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aht0 View Post
        Michael Any chance of a "Report" button in the future? Insults and name calling are definite problem.

        Took me less than 5min of browsing and I ran into another topic with name calling posts in it..
        https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...support/page11
        There should be a "flag" button next to each post already. That should work for reporting it to me.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael View Post

          There should be a "flag" button next to each post already. That should work for reporting it to me.
          Ah, I see. Thanks. Never associated it with reporting.

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          • #6
            Oh interesting, I don't see that button at all.

            Thank you Michael for your prompt response and deleting the post I referenced.

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