Etiquette & Information Discussion

Discussion in 'Forum Finesse' started by Taximom, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. COSCitizen

    COSCitizen Well-Known Member

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    Click on their name in the box to the right of their post. You will some information about them in a box, and in the right middle area of the box, there will be some orange text that says "Ignore." Click on Ignore and you will no longer see their posts.
     


  2. bykerladi

    bykerladi Well-Known Member

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    Help!! The ask a Mod forum is closed, so I have no way to ask the question. Can someone please define "main stream media" for me? I posted a link to a webpage that was not social media, not a personal webpage, and was not specifically for one missing person, in fact wasn't even a missing person website, and it was removed for not being MSM. Is MSM limited to newspapers? I searched the admin forums and didn't see a definition. It wasn't in the FAQ either. Can someone help me out?
     
  3. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre Well-Known Member

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    NBC, ABC, CNN, etc., and legit newspapers (no enquirer type stuff).
     
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  4. PrimeSuspect

    PrimeSuspect Under the Milky Way

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    Does anyone else have a problem with the search function? I checked if a thread was up and had name spelt right but it didn't show, but there was a thread. It's done this before, so it seems to be hit or miss? :confused:
     
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  5. sillybilly

    sillybilly Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Within the search feature, make sure you remove the checkmark from the box that says "search this thread" and if you want to search all of WS, also remove the checkmark from the box that says "search this forum".
     
  6. RumorMonger

    RumorMonger This message may self-destruct.

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    I'm trying to understand why the Julia Mann threads were deleted. I understand that she was found. There is a whole forum for "located" persons so that cannot reasonably be the cause that her threads were scrubbed. There is also a section in the Rules saying that WS will not delete threads. Yet it seems to have happened here. Am I missing something? Can someone explain the specific circumstances that led to her thread being scrubbed from WS against the Rules?
     
  7. Auntie Cipation

    Auntie Cipation Context Matters.

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    I don't know the answer to your question, but you might try reporting your own post to ensure a moderator sees it.
     
  8. 0101ABA

    0101ABA Former Member

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    No rules were broken. When teens go missing and are recovered safely, we often make the decision to pull the thread from public view so that a google search of their name will no longer bring up their Websleuths thread as that could negatively affect their future or their mental wellbeing.

    If you have any other concerns in regards to this, I’d be happy to discuss them with you via PM.
     
  9. PunkCake

    PunkCake Well-Known Member

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    I don’t really know where to ask this without clogging up the unidentified forum.

    I was browsing namus and I found a possible match.

    I don’t really know what to do with it now and I’d like to pass it off to a more experienced sleuther who knows the ropes.
    Because I’m not even sure the correct format to made the UID post.

    Thanks in Advance!
     
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  10. Laughing

    Laughing Rarely Speechless

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    @PunkCake, just post in the UIDs thread and include the link to the NAMUS missing individual. Posters will give input, you betcha!

    If you can do side-by-side images, include that.

    Jump in, we're all needed here!
     
  11. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    I hope you were able to post your possible match. If you have any questions or still need assistance, I’ll be happy to help! Feel free to private message me!
     
  12. RumorMonger

    RumorMonger This message may self-destruct.

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    Can anyone draw a bright line on the victim-friendly rule for me? Based on the conversation on this forum it seems like suggesting certain activities that led to a murder/missing person are okay but some are not. Best I can tell the official rule is actually pretty short and ALLOWS saying negative or unflattering things. "Discussing victim behavior, good or bad is fine." But it seems the adjudication process that deleted posts and punishes commenters is more complicated. Its clear to me that it isn't necessary to say "he deserved it because" to run afoul of the rule. Okay. But where is the line, exactly?

    For example, it seems that one suggesting a victim had an affair or may desire an affair is not victim-friendly, even when one specifically stipulates that it isn't. On the other hand, apparently talk of a victim leaving a marriage, perhaps moving away geographically, unhappy with a marriage, being long-suffering, etc., even in the context of motive for murder, IS victim-friendly.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  13. Auntie Cipation

    Auntie Cipation Context Matters.

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    I see a pretty clear distinction between suggesting that someone might have been unhappy/planning to leave a marriage, and suggesting that that person might have had or desired an affair.

    In a nutshell, having or desiring an affair is unethical behavior, while planning to leave an unhappy marriage is not.

    It's not ok on WS to speculate that a victim did something wrong (ie unethical) that 1) brought about whatever may have happened to them, or 2) disparages the victim in general, whether or not related to the possible crime.

    IMO only, I'm not a mod.
     
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