Safety Reporting

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by jpanhalt, May 28, 2010.

  1. jpanhalt

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    One of the distinguishing aspects of this site is its concern over safety.

    That policy is usually cited in closing discussions of dangerous or unsafe devices, such as mains-powered devices that do not have isolation. But, our moderators can't be everywhere all of the time.

    Suggestion:

    Allow the "report" button
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    to be used for reporting safety concerns.

    Currently, use of that button is restricted:
    Adding "safety concerns" to the list of appropriate uses would allow timely notification of our moderators.

    John







    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/images/buttons/report.gif
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello John,

    That is a good point you have there.
    Safety is a must.
    Also high voltage circuits can be of concern.
    We do not want anybody to get hurt or even killed.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  3. Wendy

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    I've done it anyhow, common sense says if it is something the mods frown on then it is appropriate to notify them.
     
  4. Markd77

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    I've clicked it before, I just assumed that a safety concern was under the problematic category.
     
  5. jpanhalt

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    Problematic is defined as "harassment, fighting, or rude." There is no "et cetera," nor do I think there should be.

    Safety is sufficiently important that it should be explicitly stated on a level with spam and advertising.

    John
     
  6. Wendy

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    For what's it's worth I agree, we do seem to attract the adventitious types.
     
  7. jrap

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    Thanks John, that is a good idea. I have updated the wording.

    Rob
     
  8. SgtWookie

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    I suggest that "swearing" needs to be added to the list.

    Instead, perhaps "certain offensive words" could simply be added to the filter to remove them, which would remove the necessity of Moderator intervention. Anything that would lighten the load of the Moderators is a good thing in my book.

    I inform new members (when appropriate) that the forums are strictly [G] rated. It would be a shame for this site to be filtered due to inappropriate language.
     
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