I can't remember how many times I've reported a post. At least twice in the last couple of weeks.
Here's when/why I do it:
- I never report someone I am debating/fighting, or if I am personally insulted.
- I only report posts when others are fighting when the post breaks the rules.
- Otherwise, it is to direct mod attention towards something - a disruptive poster, spam, porn, something that needs fixing, etc. Mods don't read everything, you have to attract their attention. I hated it as admin when people would whinge about something they never personally reported as if we were all-knowing gods. REPORT IT!