If you object to the content of any posts, you have a number of options and courses of action you may take.
1) Directly address your objection in the forum where you find an objectionable post. In this way, others may also voice their opinions. Please remember, everyone is expected to be courteous in their postings.
2) Within each forum topic entry there is an "Alert Moderator" button on the lower right hand side of the screen. If you find a particular comment objectionable you can anonymously report it to the administrator of the board and I will follow-up on the post, the administrator will approach the request anonymously at the request of the objector. In these alerts, the options available to the administrator are:
Bring the objection to the attention of the poster for editing, modification or voluntary removal.
Open up the objection anonymously by the administrator in this forum (Objectionable POSTS of any type) for discussion and views of other members.
Removal of the post - if removed the reason will be clearly posted by the administrator.
Locking a topic. The administrator may lock a topic to discontinue posts on the subject. If locked, a reason will be clearly posted by the administrator
Although, I believe any objections should be handled publicly, in some instances they may be handled privately, at the sole discretion of the administrator of these boards.
3) The third option is to post your objection here for all to comment on ( obviously, these objections that will NOT be handled anonymously).
4) A more subtle approach. Most if not all forum topics have been setup to allow rating of topics. You will notice once you enter a topic, immediately above the topic on the upper right is an option to rate the topic. The topic can be rated 1 to 5 (Lowest to Highest rating). If you don't like the topic rate it a 1. Of course, if you think the topic is highly valuable, rate it a 5. In the FAQ and forum Rules sections of these forums are a number of expectations for your use of these forums please observe civility, tolerance, compassion and forgiveness.
If your topic is controversial, please re-read your post with an open mind before hitting the submit button.
If you have any other ideas of how to handle these issues, please leave comments here.
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