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Old 11-11-2008, 05:03 PM   #31
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I'm a douch then. When I see a new post and the poster is talking like an underage kid or something seems fishy I'll spend the time (about 30 seconds of googling) to see where else he/she posts and verify age. I am not a moderator, but I feel it's in my interests as well to ensure that this forum doesn't come under scrutiny because some mom finds beer under her son's bed and then finds out he's been here at Homebrewtalk. To me it's an obligation, but that might be because Homebrewtalk is important to me and is one of the main ways I socialize.

I can see where the OP's first post might have made it seem like he was more interested in reporting the guy because he was annoying vice underage, but I'm sure that really wasn't how he meant to come across.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:22 PM   #32
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If you find his posts annoying a lot of forums have ignore buttons so you don't have to read any posts by him.

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Old 11-11-2008, 05:35 PM   #33
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I am not a moderator, but I feel it's in my interests as well to ensure that this forum doesn't come under scrutiny because some mom finds beer under her son's bed and then finds out he's been here at Homebrewtalk. To me it's an obligation, but that might be because Homebrewtalk is important to me and is one of the main ways I socialize.

+1,000!!!!!!!!

Or worse....makes hooch, beer, or apfelwein, gets drunk, kills someone driving, or gets killed, and TX gets sued....In this litiginous society and with MADD running around trying to bring back prohibition? It could happen/

Granted someone could lurk and the same thing could happen, BUT if the fool posted and we didn't step up....
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:42 PM   #34
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The strength and soundness of any "neighborhood" is driven primarily by self policing of the core "citizens".

We (mods) don't have time to read every post or peek under the kilt of every new member.

If members are breaking forum rules (age, personal attacks, spam, etc...) the the report buttons make it easier for us to review and if necessary, take action.

There are plenty of "report" posts that I elect not to act upon. Sometimes a post reporter sees it differently that I do.

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Old 11-11-2008, 05:57 PM   #35
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BowlMovement (sorry BM!) here is right.
Self moderation is GOOD for society. It means that people are active in wanting to serve and preserve the society as a whole. It means that we know what we want and that we're not going to allow people to come in that we don't want - why would anyone want to hang out with someone they don't like?

We see it some of the noob hate threads - it's self policing. People get angry at the lazy people who don't want to search because we want strong self sufficient brewers to hang out with on here, not a bunch of sponges that feed off the community. And it's a good thing.

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Old 11-12-2008, 04:09 PM   #36
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Seems to me like you're doing it just cause he annoys you. Crap reason, but you are backed by a viable reason. Just ignore his posts. I liked your one line in the original post "I then begin to think how much better my day would be not having to read things he has written"." Who the hell is holding a gun to your head telling you which threads to read? That's the guy who should be reported! The one holding a grown man hostage. Surely that's against forum rules.

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Old 11-12-2008, 04:59 PM   #37
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This is kind of a moot point since I'm guessing we're banned about a half dozen accounts for violating the age requirement since this thread started.

It is really no different than reporting spam or any of the other TOS violations with the exception that willful disregard of the age requirement puts the entire community in jeopardy.

Look. In terms of being a DBag...

If you come here to circumvent the alcohol laws in your community and you don't have the common decency to show some discretion and wisdom, then you are de-facto asking of this community to abet you in this endeavor.

Do us all the courtesy, please.

Don't place this site or it's members in a position of jeopardy. That is the ultimate DBag move.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:36 PM   #38
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So let me put this logic out there for you...

I reported the guy on that other forum and I felt like a giant Duche, but then I came over here to HBT and found a guy who was under age that I knew nothing about and as I have to "play fair" I reported him as well.

Interestingly, reporting the guy here made me feel less Duchy about reporting the other guy, as I can justify it as being good internet citizen or whatever, but now I am kind of locked in and have to report any and all under age board users to not feel like I was being a dick towards the guy on the other board. Do you think every time I report someone new, I'll feel less bad about exacting revenge on an internet moron I hate?

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Old 11-13-2008, 01:32 AM   #39
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Would doing that make me a big d-bag or what?
Not sure about the d-bag thing, but maybe a little lame. Are you also calling code enforcement on your neighbor if he forgets to take care of his lawn one week? Rules are rules and laws are laws, but sometimes not always caring about other ppl business is not really a bad thing (IMO)
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:49 AM   #40
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I'm a douch then. When I see a new post and the poster is talking like an underage kid or something seems fishy I'll spend the time (about 30 seconds of googling) to see where else he/she posts and verify age. I am not a moderator, but I feel it's in my interests as well to ensure that this forum doesn't come under scrutiny because some mom finds beer under her son's bed and then finds out he's been here at Homebrewtalk. To me it's an obligation, but that might be because Homebrewtalk is important to me and is one of the main ways I socialize.

I can see where the OP's first post might have made it seem like he was more interested in reporting the guy because he was annoying vice underage, but I'm sure that really wasn't how he meant to come across.
Nope, not a douche. If you actually read my post, I said it is the intent that matters.

You report because you don't want the community to suffer because some underage kid is on here screwing around.

The OP did it because he has a personal issue with the kid- and his post more than just "made it seem" that way- it pretty blatantly comes right out and says it.

Big difference.
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