- Relationship to Diabetes
- Type 1
Did you report it?I have just seen a post now on another thread from one member that shocked me and I have to be honest, I am surprised that the post has not been removed.
The moderators cannot keep up to date with every thread the moment each new message is posted, so it is important to "report" a post if you find it shocking. That flags it up to the moderators straight away to check it out. They may not find it controversial in which case you may have misunderstood the context or the original poster's intent or indeed it may even be just a typo which changed the content or the moderators may agree with you and edit or delete the post.
I think we are maybe all a little too reticent to click the "report" button, I know I have been in the past, but I don't think there is any harm done in doing so more often, even if it turns out not to be warranted. I don't think the poster is made aware that their post has been reported unless a moderator feels it has crossed the line, so there should be no problem reporting posts which concern us, even if we can't quite explain why. Your reason could be "This post shocked me" or perhaps "I felt uncomfortable reading this post". Ultimately, the moderators will of course decide if it is fit to stay on the thread, but as a member of the forum, even a newbie, you have every right to report any posts you feel shocked, offended or uneasy about.
NB. The "report" option is at the bottom left hand side of each post.... just in case you hadn't noticed it.