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With the uptick in use of the Create Change system I've been seeing more and more comments that are just 'F*ck X' or "Set Y on fire" Things that are not constructive or really polite. The capacity to report these to the student union for either review or similar would make the system far more robust.


Report system on the Create Change comment system

This Idea for Change opened on 08 March 2019 and closed on 22 March 2019.

24 students voted on this Idea, giving a score of +28.

This Idea for Change has passed to the Student Change team for action, who have until 11 April 2019 to respond or pass on to an Officer. 

  • 11 Aug 2019: A report is generated each morning that details all comments on Create Change for the last 24 hours. This allows us to monitor comments; if any are deemed to be breach of the Code of Conduct, then action - with the consent of the Union Chair - is taken. Idea complete.


Marie Dodd
4:33pm on 11 Apr 19 This Idea has passed and the comments will remain open for discussion while the Create Change team action the Idea.
Iman Hussain
11:11am on 21 Mar 19 Nah it's a slippery slope. As Kanye West dictated in the holy verses of Power, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - "No one man should have all that power"
Kieran Bott
9:52pm on 12 Mar 19 The right to free speech is a negative right, the right to not be subjected to hate speech, verbally abused, so forth is a positive right. Positive rights supersede negative rights. Problem solved! In short, your rights won't be infringed unless you infringe the rights of others. This is a great idea and very much needed, having seen some of the stuff posted here in recent weeks.
Edward Young
2:23pm on 11 Mar 19 In response to Iman: Freedom of Speech does not permit people to make calls to violence (Set Y on fire), or similar. In addition this system is not an open and public system, and thus is not governed by the freedom of speech. It is for the discussion and debate of topics of improvement of the student union. It would be best compared to a debating hall or version of parliament. If someone was to come in to those and just shout "F*ck You!" at the speaker, it would not be permitted, as it adds nothing to the conversation and generally disrupts it. You are still free to say what you please, but not to disrupt the conversation or insult others. I hope that clarifies the issue.
Iman Hussain
1:27am on 9 Mar 19 Infringing on freedom of speech. Our rights SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
Connor Levers
5:16pm on 8 Mar 19 I agree. I think the SU also needs to be stricter on which petitions make it onto the site to be voted on... Some ideas are just ridiculous and really devalue the potential Create Change could have.