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InspectorGreenPen Report 19 Mar 2012 12:27

I am being 'devils advocate' to an extent but then there is no proof that reporting is malicious either.

When reporting you only have to say that the post has caused you upset, or even that is is capable of causing upset to someone and bang it is in contravention of the Guidlines for posting on the Boards and gets removed.

Don't get me wrong I have been the victim of unfair rr's myself on several occasions to and agree the system need modifying but we can't make sweeping assumptions as to what might or might not be happening when we simply don't know.

Who is or isn't allowed to rr is neither here nor there. What is more of an issue for me, is the apparent lack of consistency and transparency with the way the process operates.


TeresaW Report 19 Mar 2012 12:51

Well GR themselves are not denying it IGP...this is the reply they gave

Hi everyone,

I would just like to assure you all that we are taking this matter very seriously. As you know, we were experiencing unwarranted RR's only a week ago and once we had identified the member responsible, banned them from the site. However, it is possible that they have re-registered. We are looking into ways that we can stop this from happening.

Only allowing paid members to RR is an option that we are considering.

As soon as a post is RR'd, it is removed from the boards. This logic was implemented on the advice of our members as some abusive posts or posts with personal details in were not being removed quickly enough.

Obviously, because of the behaviour of possibly one or a small handful of members, we will now have to rethink this logic.

I apologise profusely for any distress or inconvenience this has caused to those being RR'd. Please can I ask for your patience whilst we identify and implement the best solution to stop this happening in the future. It is very upsetting for those being targeted, but please rest assured that we will be taking action against those responsible.



QUOTE: As you know, we were experiencing unwarranted RR's only a week ago and once we had identified the member responsible, banned them from the site. However, it is possible that they have re-registered. We are looking into ways that we can stop this from happening.

Only allowing paid members to RR is an option that we are considering.

WE might not have proof this is done on a free account, though logic says they wouldn't be doing it on a paid account then re-registering on another paid account ad infinitum, unless they've got more money than sense, but GR certainly WILL have proof.


Lindsey* Report 19 Mar 2012 13:44

How difficult would it be to add to the RR drop down box the Email address and password of the person making the report ?


TeresaW Report 19 Mar 2012 14:39

I would imagine the report would be under the reporters membership anyway Lyndsey, :-)


KenSE Report 19 Mar 2012 14:42

Incidentally I notice that GR have updated the T&Cs only five days ago. Does anyone know what they changed?


nameslessone Report 19 Mar 2012 16:46

As they haven't told me they've changed the T & C's I couldn't possibly tell anyone what the changes were!!!!!!

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 19 Mar 2012 18:34

No idea, Ken.


KenSE Report 20 Mar 2012 08:28

I had a feeling that the Report Abuse area was different but I can't find my previous copy of the T&Cs to check.

It's probably just their address they've changed.


JoyBoroAngel Report 28 Mar 2012 23:32

Well GR the RR ing is still going on
muffys thread only asked how far everybody lived from the beach

this is getting silly now


JoyBoroAngel Report 29 Mar 2012 00:45

this is off one thread reported scores

porkie pie reported 1
mersey reported 1
suemaid reported 1
island reported
me reported 3 x
stray reported 1
julia reported 1
muffy reported 5x
sue crutch reported2x
rambling rose reported 2x
mads reported 2x

and thats just one thread



LadyScozz Report 29 Mar 2012 00:53

I'll be the next one to get RR'd............... on the other board I said I was putting a hex on the RR Ratbag

Still wearing my pointy hat :-) <3


RolloTheRed Report 29 Mar 2012 10:41

The T&C are here:


InspectorGreenPen Report 29 Mar 2012 19:32

And, it's not just fouling the T's and C's that you can get rr'd for, there are also the guidelines for message board posting that can catch you out.


Porkie_Pie Report 29 Mar 2012 19:49

The problem is not the T&C or the guidelines the problem is that these rules are being used and abused to stop any one saying some thing that is a perfectly reasonable response when debating or chatting in general on a subject

The people doing this are the ones that GR should be focused on and not members who have responded with a valid point/opinion


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 3 Apr 2012 21:14

Please dispense with the RR.

To whoever did the RR on Elizabeth of Seasons' post:
from me to you: :-P

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 5 Apr 2012 16:19

there were 3 reported posts last night, one I had read before it was reported wishing a leaving member well, it really is time this was addressed!

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 5 Apr 2012 19:22

Adding to the previous thread, for reference the thread is


Sad_Mushroom Report 6 Apr 2012 05:40

I only just found out what RR meant but I'd suggest GR takes the same approach as a few other sites and looks into the constant RR clickers...

If the RR clickers appear to click constantly for certain persons (and not the post contents etc) then they should be warned and removed for 3 months....

All sites need people with an opinion,,,,,or the site just doesn't work.



SylviaInCanada Report 6 Apr 2012 22:53


you are very new on here, and obviously don't know much about how GR works

GR does actually ban people who are found to be inveterate RR'ers for no reason ............

Unfortunately, the problem that GR and ALL OTHER SITES face is the problem that such people re-join under another name .... and there is nothing that can be done to stop that.

GR has told me that they watch for the ISP address being re-used ............ but that is easily avoided!

Some people have more money than sense!:-D

so we get the situation that is happening here ............ someone was banned 2 weeks ago, but has seemingly re-joined and continued their activity.