The purpose of this thread is to try and shed some light on a feature that isn't used enough that allows us, the staff, to better serve the community by keeping threads free of toxicity. While there won't always be a staff member present to handle the report(s) immediately, it does make it far easier for us to deal with issues upon logging in since we'll see the notifications for the report(s) immediately. We can't read every status update or every post in every thread every single day. It's just not possible. This whole idea of us "slacking" and not "doing our job" needs to be put to rest. We rely on the community to help us better serve you and the report function is the fastest, easiest and best way to do that. So, from now on, instead of engaging in the toxic discussion and putting in your two cents, report it and leave it at that. If you have an issue with the overall tone on the site lately and take part in it yourself, you're just as much of the problem as those who initiate it. Don't be a part of the problem, but instead, be part of the solution. Keep in mind, however, that just because you disagree with something someone days, doesn't mean you should report it. There are strict guidelines in which something should be reported. Abusing the report system will do you more harm than good, so don't do that. If you're not sure whether it should be reported, refer to the rules located here. If you're still not sure, don't respond with anything and instead check to see which mods, if any are online by going here and directly messaging one of them. I'm wanting to make this a better place for everyone and I've heard the community's concerns. This, in my opinion, is the best way to start that off. Once we get the ball rolling, hopefully it'll keep looking up from there. Let's work together to make it happen.