It depends on how you look at it. You could look at it as trying to get others in trouble, or you could look at it as helping to keep the forum tidy and helping maintain the quality of the forum. Take H&R as an example - someone is asking for advice but their thread is being spammed and two people have taken over having an argument amongst themselves and dragging the thread off topic. Reporting the posts in this instance would surely be more about helping keep the thread tidy, clean and on topic so the OP can get the advice they're after without having to wade through pages of crap?
I agree that there has been inconsistency with modding decisions in the past, and although we have improved lately with better guides for the mods, there is still a way to go. We're also redesigning the warning system at the moment which should help a lot with consistency.
I send post reports on occasion but mostly I leave the obsessive reporting to the people that obviously, desperately, want to be moderators. You know the ones.
I remember the good old days when TSR had standards. Stupid threads didn't last 5 minutes.
Pull your socks up.
i have a related query.
Users that post:
- "No-one cares./thread"
- "This thread is sooo stupid/boring/dumb"
- "I cant be bothered to answer this"
- "Why is this anon?"
stuff like this - surely you shold be allowed to report it. it is hardly constructive or useful is it? but i reported some of these types of replies and the mod replied "you cant just report posts you dont like" and I got warned.
Also I think you should be able to report people for trying to guess who the anon user is. whats the point in having an anon feature otherwise>? I mean if you can get warned from abuse of anon, why cant someone be warned for trying to encourage others from guessing an anon user? it isnt useful to the threads is it?