I see myself from now on, using the term ‘flagger’ for a certain type of person. It’s not a complementary term. It’s a term for a clique of people that prone to being offended by absolutely everything that isn’t in praise of their wonderfulness, instead of taking anything of benefit from it - such as a forum for sharing ideas is for, they flag it, and target a person who is more outspoken than the average PC person that is afraid to scratch their backside these days for fear of, well, encountering a flagger.
Despite the many likes I received for my posts, taking hours of my time to help new members and anyone that came seeking info, (and with over 150 likes, for someone that spent far less time than many here, I seemed to have provided quite a bit of help), a few flaggers that have been targeting me relentlessly for the last few weeks (I can even trace it back to one post in particular to an obviously highly vindictive member), I have been kicked out because of the relentless flagging by a few members.
One thing I will say, even though I am not taking any credit for it, is that before I came here and began sharing honest tales of hosting, that included a true side to the struggles and emotional difficulties we face, this forum was full to the brim of mainly advertisements for businesses trying to capitalize on Airbnb and make side lines out of it by marketing to hosts. There was little in the way of any real discussion. I am glad that has changed. It is just a great pity that this ridiculous flagging thing (something that I have never seen, or seen used anywhere near to this degree in any of the other forums I have been involved with) is such a joke. There is obviously no moderator involvement to even check if the flagged content is flaggable, or if it is just the figment of an overly sensitive or vindictive person or persons.
Well, if some are glad to see the back of me then great. I won’t be that upset to see the back of quite a few too. But I did want to share how pitiful the whole situation was. And say goodbye to the one or two folks I enjoyed sharing a post with.
Sandy (now anon + a bunch of numbers)