This pops up every once in a while, but I was wondering if we could establish how the mods tend to handle situations where posters may not be getting the whole truth. This could mean involving posters off board, or straight up making things up to garner sympathy.
I understand if it is policy to completely keep things off board, but I would just likes some clarification for how mods/admin would prefer we handle things. Report to the mods, just use mental ignore on that poster's threads, or politely (that being the key word) express doubt in thread without necessarily calling them out? Do you monitor things, or just rely on posters to use their heads?
I don't see anything wrong with either policy, but it may help reduce the frequency that derailing posts are brought up in threads to be able to point this out. It may also help in how people evaluate personal reactions to know if the mods will be a safety net or to know that it will not be publically declared if someone is not being honest.
I am sorry if this thread is inappropriate, but I have seen other boards where people get taken advantage of both in emotional energy, time, and money. I have just bee curious how mods/admins would prefer to see posters handle it.