I came across this twice in the past few days and not sure how this is handled at the site. I have placed the bulk of my 16 groups on moderation and when checking out an article yesterday for one of these family friendly groups, I noticed the F word in a comment.
This word has nothing to do with my group on helping families and I felt it was distasteful to have an article displayed in such group with this word visible.
This is a predicament I did not feel comfortable being in as I did not know if I should mention to the author of the article that if that comment was not there I might have accepted the article - via private message or not. I decided against it.
Today I noticed the same member commenting with the f word on an article I came across on the home page as featured. I imagine anyone coming into the site through the home page after viewing a commercial on national television would have been quite shocked to see that.
I was also under the impression that the Editorial Team picks articles for the home page featuring. So how does it handle when someone after the fact places a crude comment with profanity on an article?
I imagine there are some authors that would not be concerned with this, but only one of my groups is flagged for adult conversation, and that is my http://fortysomethings.gather.com group.
Is there a way we as members can flag an article for profanity in the comment section to alert others that this is there, or as a group owner can we tag it somehow or notify the author or the article or the commenter that it is not really necessary to use the f word in all comments here?
Has anyone else come across these and what are you doing as a group owner or the author of an article tha now has profanity in the comment section where you really feel it is out of line?
I do not like seeing this and would like to discuss this with the community on how to make sure clean groups and articles can stay that way in family friendly groups.