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Old December 9th, 2008 (3:38 PM).
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    Can someone give me a textbook guide for what NOT to do when reporting something?

    For example, should you post without infracting, infract without posting, or both?

    I was infracted and warned about it, so I'd like to know where I'm going wrong.
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    Old December 9th, 2008 (3:41 PM).
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      I really don't understand your question.

      All you should do is report the post or whatever your reporting, don't post in the thread or leave a VM on the person's page that you're reporting them. That's basically it.

      A staff member would explain it better I guess.
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      Old December 9th, 2008 (3:45 PM).
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      Waait... I'm getting the impression that you think members can infract people. o3o

      Mini-modding is just basically telling members that they did something wrong, or possibly posting that you reported a thread. For example:

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      You didn't have 4 words in your post. *reports*

      I don't think this is in the right section.

      You broke [rule].
      And so on. I guess if you spot someone breaking the rules, report the post. You shouldn't tell the member what they did wrong, 'cause that's what the staff is for.

      A member's purpose is to post and enjoy the forum, not to rectify another member's wrongs. That's the staff's duty.
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      Old December 9th, 2008 (3:56 PM).
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        Hm...
        If you mean what to do as a member, just report the post and say what is wrong with it.
        For staff, they just infract. They only post saying ~CLOSED~ and such if it's a spam thread.
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        Old December 9th, 2008 (4:09 PM).
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          Avoid confronting a member on their behavior/(n)etiquette regarding the PC Rules and you should be fine. (At least as far as mini-modding goes)
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          Old December 9th, 2008 (4:11 PM).
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            I suppose this is silently addressing me, since I infracted you...

            Basically mini-modding is what the above posts have said. Kayashi hit the nail on the head. Rather than posting what's wrong with a thread, just report it and walk away. Staff can deal with that kind of stuff, we don't need members to throw their 2 cents in.
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            Old December 10th, 2008 (2:04 PM).
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              So, if I see a thread/post breaking the rules, I should NOT post about it, but I SHOULD report it?
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              Old December 10th, 2008 (2:07 PM).
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              So, if I see a thread/post breaking the rules, I should NOT post about it, but I SHOULD report it?
              You've got it. :< Report it, and then don't say a thing about it in a post.
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              Old December 10th, 2008 (2:11 PM).
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              You've got it. :< Report it, and then don't say a thing about it in a post.
              Or if the rule-breaking post is a new topic, don't even reply to it, as you'd only be adding to the spam. =/
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              Old December 10th, 2008 (2:11 PM).
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                Kayashi, stop sniping my answers. xD

                But yeah, that's basically what you do.
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                Old December 10th, 2008 (2:25 PM).
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                Basically, what Kayashi and CME said. But I just thought I'd add, another reason why mini-modding is discouraged is because it tends to confuse members. I've had several cases where a member breaks a rule, and then gets confused when another member comes along and points it out. Even if the mini-modding is correct (when half the time it isn't XD;) it still does more harm then good, at least from the experience with it I've had.

                So yeah, what Kayashi and CME said, stick to reporting :>
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