Rules vs getting offended

So VHTV Project team decided to give me a warning for being rude and they will not tolerate this.

The background to this if I got riled by a viewer posting photos of the timeline, and I mean plenty of photos. I asked that member politely to please put them in a gallery format as having to scroll through so many photos when you log on is a real pain in the ass. He simply replied by spamming me more photos. I referred to him as a twat in somebody else comment reply. Note I at no time directed that comment directly at him. He reading a comment not directed at him but referring to him obviously got very offended and felt the need to report me or VHTV project team saw the comment and decided to warn me. Now look at the definition of the word Twat and the context it was used.

I have no problem with being warned as heaven forbid you should offend someone. What I do object is the wording of the warning. Firstly, I have had ONE previous post flagged and accepted it without any worries as it is VHTV site, and they make the rules.

There were multiple reports regarding your posts from different users on offensiveness of your content.

My question is if more posts have been reported why were they not flagged so I could know? I have no problem stopping using terms that might upset some although it does seem rather c___dish. Someone on VHTV decided to take it upon themselves to decide what is wrong or right for a particular post although the rules were not actually broken. If you going to have rules, then let’s be specific. Either I broke the rules, or I did not. Flag the offending posts but if you do not flag them then don’t come up with them as evidence when you feel it is convenient for you.

The ignore function on this site is a joke. If I put someone on ignore, I want to not see anything that person posts and not have that I have unread posts and the reason is that person has commented it. Secondly why is that person reading my posts if I have them on ignore, surely like Facebook the ignore function should be both ways. Do not tell me the answer to my problem is to ignore someone when the function does not work.

Also do not tell me the way to make scrolling past those photos faster, I know how that works. What happens if by doing that I miss a post I might want to see?

They said that I was the only one that objected to the spamming of photos. A huge lie as you only have to read some topics to know that. Yes of course some have no objection to it. But please do not make a general statement that is simply a lie to make me look like I am wrong. Get the facts.

The topic continues and gets more interesting but somehow vague. Yes, I am in private message with VHTV project team as to what a bad boy I have been and trying to clarify some points. I have a clear day ahead of me with nothing to do so I am busy arguing my case. I have decided to open it up to the forum as I said I am bored. The bottom line is VHTV project team is simply like me an individual who has feelings. THEY decided that my post was offensive and warn me.

Quote from VHTV project team ‘’The flags are cleared from the post when these are reviewed. They stay visible to moderators/admins after that, if I’m not wrong.’’ OK so after reviewing it was decided I was not guilty, and the flags removed. Now this post and the word TWAT must have been reviewed and the post not flagged as others although I was never made aware of them.

Wow I can see I have bored off plenty who have much better things to do than read this gibberish. Bottom line is this is an adult forum and yes there are rules to abide to. The rules must be specific and not when and if someone is having a bad morning and feels offended. Do not tell me to put someone on ignore to solve the problem as I am fully capable of making that decision on my own. Maybe have the person who was offended have me put on ignore so that there is no need for them to be offended again.

This is still an ongoing issue as I have decided to carry on arguing my case to the VHTV project leader.

My rant on this beautiful Sunday. Folks have fun and see you on the forum

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Yes you are right they are rules for some people. Take Ken and Barbie topic they both have an account here and the language and disrespect that is posted and at aimed at Ken is very disrespectful it’s pure vile just because people find them boring doesn’t give anyone the right to go around saying what they feel. So if you were warned about posting something but others aren’t then it should work both ways any type of language or disrespect to anyone whether it’s forum members or participant members. I keep saying it everyday more and more issues and problems once again this forum is a complete and utter mess no order no structure pure chaos.

The case of offensiveness is not as simple as it may seem.
We choose freedom of speech and opinions first, which contradicts the rules we set to not offense other forum members here.

That means that some posts which may be offensive to somebody may stay or may not. The moderator decides on how to act.

Report the posts you find offensive and we will take a look at them in order to Agree/Disagree and act accordingly.

Please share those to Forum Feedback. Your suggestions to structure changes would be much appreciated. Let’s discuss what would work best for everyone.

I am still communicating to VHTV project team. My concern is was this something that a VHTV project leader decided was inappropriate or if not why was it not officially flagged and an official warning given. As per the above reply it is obvious I was reported by someone. Why were they not told to simply ignore me as that is the advise I was given. Is referring to someone as a twat (a stupid or obnoxious person), please note that the term was never directed at the person directly but rather referred to in an answer to a comment so BAD?

You’re a bad boy Marcie, you can’t say those things. :rofl: :rofl:

Still sounds like a storm in a teacup for me… I assume you are referring to @Life posting photos? I used to put his photos in galleries earlier and he never complained about that. I than was asked to stop that. Only when people ask me about it. Which makes sense for me as not everybody wants that view. So when @Life gives me permission I can do that with his photos again :wink:

It’s been done.

I want to know if this personal or an official warning. Might be a storm in a teacup but still I have that right. There is not much happening in the apartments and I have all the time in the world. I am not insulting anyone.

So spamming me with more photo is his correct way to go when politely asked to use the gallery option.

No no. My intention was as Life posts many photos to get permission from him to put them in gallery again.

I asked him again. Let’s see what he will answer…

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Problem solved I guess:

If I post on here what I really think of him then I will really be in the dog box whether personally or officially I have no idea.

@Daleys this is being ridiculous now. As moderator I can agree/disagree to flags users put.

I have to do it publicly and explain what may happen next. As for now you Flagged these posts as Innapropriate:

There are 9 here already...

Calloing FSB and Interpol! - #6 by Lucious169237 Calloing FSB and Interpol! - #6 by Lucious169237 Calloing FSB and Interpol! Ken - #830 by Lucious169237 Ken - #834 by Lucious169237 Ken - #839 by Adrian134869 Ken - #842 by Adrian134869 Ken - #847 by Adrian134869 Ken - #848 by Darkknight1973 Ken - #859 by Adrian134869

I don’t see eye to eye with you on if they are inappropriate, and am going to decline all the flags. The flags system has it’s own rating per user. This means that the more flags the posts gets and the more people flag it, if those flags are Agreed by moderator, every user who took part in reporting the post will get their Flag reputation points (reflected in credibility %). The more flags the moderator declines for one user, the less their credibility becomes in the system, therefore it will trigger the attention of moderator in the latest after all of others.

One thing to note, that if someone decides to a___e flags, they may loose ability to flag anything by suspending them at the forum.

This was an official warning. I have no personal relations to anybody at the forum myself (yet?).

Am I allowed to know how many of my posts have been flagged?

You had 6 of your posts flagged

I have been notified once as far as I know. Where can I pick up these flagged posts?

You can’t. You are notified if your post is hidden due to the action taken for flag. There were two posts by you which were hidden as the “Agreement to flag” action. Moderator can choose to either Agree and hide or Agree and keep the post. There are more options to flag reaction, but that two are the main to cover here.

So I was notified of two of the six as they were deemed offensive enough to be hiden. I must have missed one as I remember only one. So basically the other 4 were not really flagged as such, just reported posts which offended them. Will those 4 count towards my credibility? I would hate that when applying for a bank loan and those 4 cost me the chance to get a bank loan.