Background: In the past few weeks, the moderators have noted about 3x the normal amount of flags seen on this forum. As a general rule, it is known that we use flags to alert forum members and moderators about inappropriate or off-topic posts on the forum. As the amount of members increases, it’s natural that the amount of flags would increase as well. However, what we’ve seen lately is not a result of population growth - it’s a result of ego and ignorance, in the form of “flag wars”. These flag wars have occurred in multiple topics, usually between a select number of individuals where one or two posts will be flag-worthy, and individuals will then flag each other’s posts randomly in a course of revenge.
Here’s what needs to happen: Obviously, as a community, we’d like to avoid incidents like these. I would encourage all members of to continue to make an effort to be open-minded and reasonable when communicating with fellow skaters. Please also keep in mind that when wars occur, it reverberates to all members. By avoiding events such as these, you can help keep the forum a predominately positive place.
As a reminder, here are the correct situations to flag a post: Off-Topic Inappropriate Spam Something else (That actively hinders progress of a thread or subject in the community!)
Thanks, and have a great day.