Reporting Posts-when, why, how
It seems like more and more threads are becoming excuses for Canada bashing and I'm feeling like I should not be posting or even reading anymore! As a Canadian, I don't bash other countries and I would like the same in return. I've looked but can't seem to find a code of conduct anywhere here on the board. Is there one? If there is, how about reminding the board?
Of course not eveyone will listen but then I think it is the job of a moderator to be on top of it and cut it short. A wise woman once told me that the role of a group leader is to reduce sadism. Think about it.
After the booing incident in Nice, I decided that I wanted to do something positive for next years Worlds in London (which I will be attending). I wanted to do something positive that would show the world that Canadians are terrific fans who welcome all skaters/countries/fans and I had some ideas of how to do it in a positive,humourous way. I shared these ideas with a Canadian skating authority who liked them and was prepared to go forward with them (at my own expense). Now I'm wondering if I should bother!
For the record, I am not responsible for Patrick's scores or Scott's remarks. And I do adore Daisuke and Davis/White.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Yes there is a set of Forum Guidelines. A link to it is contained, among other places, in my signature line.
Doing something nice for all the skaters would be great in London. I hope you are able to organize it.
However, I would caution against "humor". Even among people of the same social class, ethnicity, and citizenship, what is funny is hugely individual & variable. When you try to be humorous you take the risk of being misunderstood, particularly across cultures.
Since your intent is to showcase Canadian fans as the great fans they are, it's better to keep it simple.
Here's an explicit link to the guidelines.
If you find any post offensive, please report it to the moderators. If you don't report the post, we may miss it, or may not read it the same way you do. The best way to get fast action is to report it.
To report a post, click on the icon at the lower left bottom of the offending post. It looks rather like two cards.
Please write anything we should know about the post in the box that comes up.
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Actions vary from editing the post, unapproving the post, warning, infracting or banning the poster, or doing nothing.
What we never do is respond to the person reporting the post.
If a post is unapproved, it will disappear from a thread. If a thread is unapproved, likewise, it will disappear from the forum.
If a thread becomes too contentious, we may close it.
Please do not confuse dissatisfaction with the judging, or having non-Canadian favorite skaters with being anti-Canadian. GS allows fans of all skaters, and we try our best (and sometimes fail) to keep things as civil as possible, while still allowing differences of opinion. The mods are volunteers, and the fans post 24/7. Sometimes something that should have been dealt with will stay up for longer than it should.
When things are particularly contentious, we will create a Fan Fest thread. If you are a huge fan of a skater, and never want to hear a negative word about that skater, we try to keep Fan Fest threads free of critical remarks.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 04-23-2012 at 02:12 PM.
Trixie Schuba's biggest fan!
I'm gonna be in London for Worlds next year, so I'd be more than happy to help out your project. PM me if you'd like.
As to Canadian bashing--we love skaters from all countries. Country-specific bashing tends to occur when people defend their favourites to the point of committing ad hominem attacks in the name of their favourite skater(s). We do not condone this at Goldenskate, and attacking others to defend your favourite is actually a disservice to your skater. Whether we like it or not, we represent the skaters we love, no matter where they come from. Our poor attitude reflects negatively on them, also.
Perhaps there should be a separate section for "fan fest" threads? They seem to be taking up space in the Edge forum which IMHO should be mainly for news, etc...?
Wicked Yankee Girl
We could do that...Where would anyone like the Fan Fest threads-in a folder under The Edge, or somewhere else?
There are few news threads in the Edge partly because a lot of news have gone into fan fest threads. And then there are antifan threads, blatant or cloaked in discussion topics. I don't see why they should be deemed more space worthy than fan fests. I have no problem with people celebrating their fandoms but am more bothered by the bashing threads or drifts.
Originally Posted by R.D.
But Fan Fest threads are for FANS, no? There might be an important news update that nonfans will miss because it's buried in the fan thread. Personally, I don't bother with those threads as I don't consider myself a fan of those skaters. I mean, news CAN be posted there but major news topics need their own dedicated threads.
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
Besides...sometimes it's helpful to discuss a news topic from all angles, including critical ones, rather than be restricted to cheerleading about it since it's in the FAN thread.