The sliding scale of reportable evils:
2. Selling ill-gotten goods
Report this immediately. We really want to be quick and efficient in dealing with this. Have your proof ready, as proof is necessary for an effective determination of guilt.
If you have proof that items or NPs being traded on-site are the result of CGing, hash lists, etc... please prepare it and send it our way and we will do our best to resolve the situation.
You'll know it when you see it. Please report instead of posting in the junk thread
When a user purposely posts in a way that is degrading towards a user or a group of people, we need to make sure this is dealt with before things get out of hand. Instead of fanning the flames, please report the misbehavior and we'll get on it ASAP
I'm going to clear this up, as there could be some misunderstandings on this one as well.
Not Flaming: "I disagree with you because I think you're wrong"
Flaming: "I disagree with you because I think you're a fucktard"
Not Flaming: "I'm pretty sure the Scientologists are misinformed"
Flaming: "Scientologists are a bunch of child rapists"
Not Flaming: "jcrboy is a bastard child" <--Factual statement
Flaming: "jcrboy's mother is a hamster and his father smells of elderberries" <-- Not a factual statement
If you back up your statements with facts, you really can't go wrong. If you go around throwing insults, you'll just get yourself in trouble.
This is going to be a tough gray area. If a user is posting mindless drivel in a thread, they need to be pointed in the right direction. I'll clear this up momentarily.
Only when a user shows complete disregard for post quality should they be reported for spamming. Have some examples:
Not Spam: "This guide is well written and answered all my questions. Thanks for writing it."
Spam: "I have nothing to add to this argument"
Not Spam: "My opinion is stupid, but here it is anyway"
6. Thread in wrong section
Just report it, and if you're correct, we'll move it. Usually this will apply to Neo threads in General Chat and non-debates in Debate.
Still evil but please stop reporting it:
Yes, it's sometimes annoying to see an old thread that was stupid in the first place come back to life. But it's not against the rules, so you can give the user a hard time, but they're not doing anything "wrong"
2. Going off topic
We'd rather see 100 derailed topics than no topics at all.
3. Joking at your expense
Try to relax. We all make fun of each other from time to time, so try to take it in stride. Unless it's a personal and hurtful attack, the poster is within their rights to poke a little fun.