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Old Nov 09, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Moderation clarification please?

I received a warning with no reason left, only a copy-paste of the rule.

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Reason: Trolling (Obnoxious Reporting)
The user has abused the reporting system by repeatedly requesting moderator intervention when none is required.

The moderator who warned you entered this comment:
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The user has abused the reporting system by repeatedly requesting moderator intervention when none is required.
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Can you please find out what report (or reports?) were the cause so that I can either appeal this or not re-offend? The only reports that I could see as repetitive were clearly merited since moderator action took place and even other forum members were taken aback by the posts reported.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Can I get a clarification on what report constituted a violation of the rules, please? I still don't know what report was submitted "repeatedly".
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Would you like to appeal this infraction?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Sure, but I don't know what I'm appealing.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:58 AM
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You were warned for reporting a post that didn't break a rule. You are free to appeal, let me know if you would like to do that.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Okay, so which post did I report that didn't break a rule?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:46 PM
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You will need to appeal it to get a detailed explanation. Would you like to do that?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Ah okay, Yes please, I would like to appeal the warning.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Link - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=15899
Warning - Obnoxious Reporting

Issue:

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Originally Posted by CrazyLittle View Post
I received a warning with no reason left, only a copy-paste of the rule.



Can you please find out what report (or reports?) were the cause so that I can either appeal this or not re-offend? The only reports that I could see as repetitive were clearly merited since moderator action took place and even other forum members were taken aback by the posts reported.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:32 PM
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IIRC, I reported the post according to this rule:
Trolling (Obnoxious behavior): The post is designed to annoy other users, inflate the post count of the author, describe or recommend an illegal or recklessly dangerous activity, or give advice that, if followed, would cause obvious harm.

According to the poster himself, his intent was to annoy:
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Originally Posted by P-51C View Post
In my defense, ET just set that up so nicely!
According to several of the replies to that post, it did annoy them:
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Originally Posted by Norman Adlam View Post
I thought you could be banned for putting up disgusting photos in such a thread!!
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Originally Posted by stevenmurrell View Post
that picture is wrong on so many counts................
I understand if the moderator disagrees, but I don't recall reporting the post repeatedly as per the "Trolling (Obnoxious Reporting)" rule:
The user has abused the reporting system by repeatedly requesting moderator intervention when none is required.

So while the moderator may disagree that this one report didn't require moderation, the report doesn't fit the second half of the rule's requirement, that the report be submitted repeatedly.

Thanks for your time.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:46 AM
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This point will be removed but in the future be sure that the post breaks site rules before you warn it.
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