Members' Attitude problems.....

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    anim8or

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    I have been around these forums for a couple of years now and I have contributed both ways, had my rants, laughed with and at many, many posters.... as have we all, yet i still cannot get over the fact that soooooooo many people who 'live' here are so bloody grumpy.....

    There is this one poster, i wont name names, who i always see on threads where people are asking advice on things, quite specific things and not things that are present in other threads, its in a specialist forum on the site.... and his post always leave me angry, i have even felt his wrath on one occasion!

    Why dont these people just leave instead of spending what they always say their 'precious time' answer benign queries!!!

    .....rant over :eek:
     
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    You should report the member to the moderators.

    Sometimes if they get enough reports and it is decided that he/she has a pattern of trolling, they will be banned. You can also put them on ignore if their posts trouble you enough.
     
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    Just as a general statement, please report any problematic posts and let the mods deal with things rather than getting into any arguments with people.

    I haven't met my ban quota this month and time is running out. ;)
     
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    If you feel that some people are harassing other people I would report it. Every now and again we may leave something less then desirable in the forums, but it someone is just badgering people the Mods should know about it.
     
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    Ooo, pick me, pick me! :D

    Out of interest, Blue Velvet, if someone leaves several posts in the same thread that look like they merit reporting, is it worth reporting all of them or is that just more hassle?
     
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    I can say that the moderators have always been great at addressing problems that are reported, and they're happy to explain what they consider problematic posts, so you don't waste their time with unnecessary reports.
     
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    Please report anything that breaks forum rules, even if it's just trolling or bickering. Multiple posts usually mean problems down the line which we like to be made aware of. :)
     
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    Having just done a search for his posts it seems the user in question has been disappeared from MR, but thank you anyway. :)
     
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    The Moderators are not to be trifled with...
     
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    Hush. You'll have people shaking like jelly. ;)
     
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    *Ice cream and run away.*
     
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    If there is a string of posts that need to be addressed, you don't have to report each one. Simply reporting the first problem post and then noting in the reason field that there are subsequent posts that should be looked as well is generally sufficient.

    Notes like "and another one a few posts down" and "check out all of this user's posts in this thread" can help notify us that a thorough analysis/cleanup is required.
     
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    anim8or

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    this is all fair and true... but what i was getting at is why?

    Why bother coming on here just to make people feel less about their situation, i mean this guy i speak about hasn't exactly been posting anything particularly offensive or directly insulting... he just seems to have this know it all attitude and everytime i come across him i just wanna PM him and give him a berating for being so cold to people, he is supposed to be a professional in his field but i'll be damned if i were to ever work for this guy!!!!

    Im sure there is no REAL answer to this thread but perhaps sharing our frustrations with people's attitudes will help relieve our own frustration!
     
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    I think some people like to use their knowledge more to show off and flatter themselves than to help people for the sake of being a good citizen. It's nice to have knowledgeable members who can provide answers, but if it comes with a condescending attitude then we're better off without it.

    In some cases, this type of person will make posts that aren't breaking specific forum rules, but are simply unnecessarily unfriendly. You can still let the moderators know if you have concerns about posts of that type, so they can note if there is a pattern of behavior that warrants a reminder or warning to the member.
     
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    Me? :confused:
     
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    I recently encountered an individual who was abusive and rude for no apparent reason, and it actually made me question my involvement here...until I reminded myself that the vast majority of the people on these forums are very good natured, helpful, and respectful...also full of crazy opinions, sure, but that keeps things interesting. :)
     
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    I think most people know of the 2 or 3 people you could be referring to, and while I agree with you, I'd only report him if I think he has done something wrong. You can't ban someone because you don't like him/her/them. If you're really bothered by this, use the Block function to block all posts created by this user you're talking about. That's what you do to people you don't personally like, but haven't actually broken any rules.

    Ughh..... *block user*





    ;)
     
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    If you have to ask...
     
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    Ok. People get mad with me because I tell them that their thread is not in the correct forum, or that there is already a thread about that so they have to use the search button or MRoogle on my signature. So, if it's me please tell me.
     
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    Use the report button. The moderators can move or merge threads.
     
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    As unofficial spokesperson for the UGP (union of grumpy posters) I would like to add that it's not always easy to provide advice and feel like you've made much of a difference. No small proportion of advice-askers tend to be advice-ignorers if the answer isn't what they expected it to be.
     
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    I think a lot of the members attitudes would improve if the questions being asked were not so stupid. How many times can you answer the same questions without going insane.
     
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    Ok. I feel better now.
     
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    Exactly. The search needs to be improved, also newbies need to be forced to search a few times before they post.
     
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    I couldn't agree with this more! Especially before they can post a new thread. There should be a minimum time/post requirement for starting new threads. It's too bad the forum can't be "smart" enough (the software, not the people!) that when you try to post a new thread, it says, "That question has been asked before. Here are links to the threads where you can find answers." That would make it easier to find answers and free up time to spend on the more complex and new issues.
     

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