Why would Shard have been banned?IJ Reilly said:We haven't had a banning in this forum since the rules were changed to prevent newbies from posting here (which was an open invitation to outside trolling and routinely abused). I can't recall the last time a regular was booted and most of those who were practically begged for it.
I've supported the mods in their decisions most of the time, but on its face at least this seems to be an unusual action. So I'm asking.
FWIW, Lacero is banned but ~Shard~ is not.
As WinterMute said, reasons for bans or "time outs" are between the moderating team and those involved.Diatribe said:Why would Shard have been banned?
Maybe we should throw them a "Welcome Back" thread Sort of like when a mate comes of out jailedesignuk said:As WinterMute said, reasons for bans or "time outs" are between the moderating team and those involved.
No one is banned for no reason, or without warning. Those members that have been mentioned will be back.
He may well have been for a day or two, we can ban a member for any length of time, but usually a day or so, a week or a permanent ban is instituted.IJ Reilly said:Amen.
The last time the mods called a "time out" on a poster, which was quite a while ago, some mention was made -- not necessarily of the specific cause or causes, but at least of the fact that the member would be allowed to come back after a prescribed period of time.
I think that would be a good policy to continue, especially considering that this board is frequented by a relatively small number of regulars, so it is unnerving to see one slam-dunked for no apparent reason.
BTW, as nearly as I can tell ~Shard~ was never banned. Somebody else said he was, but he wasn't when I checked.
Just for the record, I didn't say it was for no reason, just no apparent reason. It's good to know that board veterans won't get their heads handed to them merely for having a bad day.Mudbug said:generally speaking long-time members will be given a "timeout" as opposed to a permanent ban. That is, unless the line has been crossed by a mile.
We do discuss things before they happen with long-term folk. n00bs just get blasted
I'll second that last and add the following:IJ Reilly said:Just for the record, I didn't say it was for no reason, just no apparent reason. It's good to know that board veterans won't get their heads handed to them merely for having a bad day.
I've scouted out some of the many Mactel threads that sprouted up this week, and some of them got pretty hot. Made the Politics boards seem downright calm by comparison. In one of the few I elected to participate in, I was sideswiped pretty good for making what I thought was an entirely noncontroversial observation. I'm sure this week presented quite a challenge to the moderators.
So let me be clear: I think the mods do a really good job of keeping order in this inherently disorderly place. Sometimes the policies could be a bit clearer, is all.
this just made me smile.Mudbug said:We do discuss things before they happen with long-term folk. n00bs just get blasted
What red dot?Dont Hurt Me said:Wow, this is interesting, I have allways thought the Mods leaned to their politics, and biases........Im still wondering why iam carring this red dot around Im sure it was political or said something antiMac.