Grants:IdeaLab/Prompt and Quick Response to Reporting
What is the problem you're trying to solve?
The existing slow response system to address harassment. Victims of harassment want a quick and prompt response and not hours and days of waiting till their issues are resolved.
What is your solution?
A prompt and quick response. By putting into place the project as summarize above, more users will get involved to collectively solve issues of harassment and with more resources at hand, a fast-track mechanism will take place. A victim of online harassment wants a prompt and quick response when he/she took the extra clicks to report being harassed. Through this project, we can solved the problem of the existing response system that often take days to get resolved. More administrators/moderators (with minor roles) can be appointed based on past judgement or an ID proof checking system can also be put into place so that the reliability is not compromised.
Through this project, more users will get involved and help towards a harassment-free platform.
- yes, since the admin community and WMF have failed in their responsibility, we need a rapid response group. this will take resources and leadership, and will receive pushback. Slowking4 (talk) 22:35, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
- yes. I also think the admin community *and* the WMF have failed on this. But the devil will be in the details - who is going to respond to a report of harassment? how will they be trained? what will happen if 2 people report each other for harassment? Smallbones (talk) 19:41, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
- This is not for volunteers, you need paid employees who are trained to recognized specifically defined forms of harassment. Other sites do this, think YouTube for example, you can flag something that is against their community standards which are specifically called out in a drop-down menu. —Neotarf (talk) 01:17, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
- yes. A few years ago I was subjected to a campaign of harassment by my son who submitted and resubmitted various defamatory statements. My requests to have them removed were not answered and there was no easy way to report my problem. To compound the issue I was told that I should not delete or edit the material myself, and the admins said they could not tell what was factual and what wasn't. Those things are still on the talk page and in the end I just stopped contributing to wikipedia altogether. Too late for me, but it would be good to have a clear way of reporting harassment, especially requests for removal of defamatory material. Rozziew (talk) 13:36, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
- Some responsibility needs to be taken by the community and the WMF beyond "oh we feel bad, but you're on your own." Gamaliel (talk) 01:44, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
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