Hi. There are several anti-vaxxers in a couple of the COVID threads spouting absolute nonsense for the last couple of days. E.g., I've just reported one post where the person underestimated the death rate from COVID by a factor of over 30!
The posts have been reported, but there's been no response from mods.
Is this because there are no rules against posting made-up bollocks about COVID; or because moderator tools are broken?
I've not received anything via PM to say "We saw the report, that post is fine", and I don't know what the usual practice is.
Out tools are not "broken", but are incomplete. We, as mods, CMod and indeed Admins, are like everyone else, feeling our way around the site, and working out what mod tools we do have. Features continue to be added, but the main priorities have been addressing some of the more fundamental issues users (including mods etc) are experiencing
I would add that I personally have been busy with a few real life priorities, and have only been dipping in and out of the site since the change. That will improve particularly as I (and indeed other Mods, CMods and Admins) work our own way through some of the changes we are all experiencing
The good news is I can still siteban😃
Why would someone get reported or sitebanned for understating a figure? Was there a clause before joining a thread that they have to be a statistician or a doctor?
Why not stop reading, ignore instead of a tantrum?
Someone in the gaa/soccer forum got a score incorrect. Should I report them?
You can do what you like.
Personally, if I see someone spout absolute bollocks about COVID, telling people it's grand, just like a cold, misstate the fatalities by a factor of 30, share some (already debunked) thing circulated by "doctors", claiming it's not dangerous, claiming you can't spread it if you don't have symptoms, stating that vaccines are untested, and other such tripe, then yes, I'll report them, and I'd hope that boards, like twitter, facebook, and other social media sites, will take action.
To be fair, there is a massive difference between an incorrect score in a game and spreading misinformation regarding Covid resulting in people dying.
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