It seems like people do not feel as their accounts will be sanctioned for false reports. People will report for ANYTHING, this is NOT OKAY. Seeing the "You have been reported!" message is absolutely terrifying! Please do not tolerate false reporters. I am tired of this! I feel like nothing is being done about this!
The reports are reviewed, but it might happen a bit later in the day. They don't tolerate the false reports, but the punishments are not something showy that you would see. It is not a happy thing if you have been reported falsely, but the one who did it might get a punishment later. If they got muted the next time they logged in, you would not know it, but they would, or if KI banned their account. If a little kid was running wild with the report button, their parents probably got an email too. Sometimes the ones doing it don't realize KI has all the chat logged and can check who did what, until later when their report rebounds on them.
Here's a question that I have. Just what qualifies as a false report? Is it anything where the reported "offense" wouldn't result in any sort of action against the person reported? Or is it if the report is borders on (or is complete) nonsense?
Like if someone is rude, as far as I know, that's not a reportable offense, because, well, some people are rude and you just have to live with it. However, would KI see that someone was rude and dismiss it? Or would that be considered a false report, and the reporter notified?
Along the same lines, if someone is being reported for a reportable offense, but KI determines that the rules weren't quite broken (but can see why a report was made), would that be considered a false report, or would it be considered a "good faith" report, even though it was determined an infraction hadn't actually been committed?
I'm curious, because recently, someone was initially rude to me, but (IMO) they hadn't broken any rules. Someone else who was a witness to the conversation reported them and when he said something, I pointed out that it wasn't me because #1 I couldn't report anyone (at that time) and #2 as far as I recall, rude doesn't qualify. He hadn't said anything that was extremely offensive or inappropriate (putting it mildly to keep it appropriate here), nor made any threats, etc. So as far as I was concerned, he may have been rude, but oh well.
I'm curious what would likely happened in that scenario. KI? (By that, I'm not asking what DID happen, on what likely would in a similar situation.)