There are some occasions, usually later at night, when things start going south fast, or someone needs immediate help, and are in the wrong place. If they are going south, I will notify, but sometimes, letting a mod or admin know what is going on, may get the situation under control quicker.
You may not be able to move a post or shut a thread, but you might know who can, or, you can post something that can squelch some of the insanity.
In the case that spurred this question, the posts were moved to the proper section before I finished hunting down a mod/admin. It sounded like a dog might be likely to get chucked if the son couldn't get some help for the situation. I didn't want the post to go unnoticed because it was buried in a thread about possible board suggestions. I could have notified on that, but you always get that little disclaimer -- THIS IS ONLY FOR SPAM or TO REPORT, well whatever it says. It never seems like the right thing to do.
Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.