Unneighborly Button on EveryBlockFeb142014
The Unneighborly button allows EveryBlock users to flag posts or comments that violate the Community Guidelines, and notifies our content moderation team. The content moderation team looks at the post and decides whether it’s necessary to send a warning, delete the post, or suspend/ban the user. The user’s prior behavior (i.e., multiple unneighborlies) is also considered.
Examples of posts that may warrant an Unneighborly flag are:
Unsolicited advertisements or self promotion of for-profit businesses
Posts that contain profanity
Personal attacks towards other users
Sharing others’ private information without their consent
- Copyright violations and Libel
However, you should not flag a comment or post as unneighborly if you simply disagree with the user’s opinion. Instead, post a comment that says you disagree, or send a private message the user. And you can always “Mute” a user, which will hide their posts and comments from your timeline and email digest.
Unneighborly: [User Name] is awful.
Not-Unneighborly: That pizza place down the street is awful.
Please continue to use Unneighborly to help us moderate the content on EveryBlock, but remember that the first course of action, if possible, is to keep the dialogue going.
You may also notice that certain comments on the site turn pink, rather than the normal grey color. This indicates that multiple users have found a post Unneighborly. However, we again encourage you, if you’re thinking of voting a comment Unneighborly, to really think about whether or not the post is violating the community guidelines, or if you just have a grudge or difference of opinion with the user in question. If the latter is true, then either Mute the user or continue the discussion.
We’d like your input – please let us know via our Feedback Form if you think a seperate “disagree” button should be created for posts that don’t necessarily violate the terms of service, but you disagree with.