Originally posted by Seekerof
Now I have a Council member indicating that there are thoughts of banning me or giving me warning of heed to not be banned?
No, and I'm sorry if that's the impression I gave, because that's not correct.
Expressing opinions in this thread, no matter how blunt or candid, is not brinkmanship.
I am referring to the battle going on in the forums right now.
Nothing in that post was directed at you in any manner, unless, of course, you fit that description
My place here is not to sit in judgment of my fellow members. I do not have moderator powers, I can't ban people and I don't want such powers.
I am offering my honest opinions on the situation and the best advice I can give.
While I appreciate principled dialog and reasoned debate as much as anyone else, including on this topic, my point continues to be that the reality in
the forums is that the mods have been directed to bring some major smack down on members who don't want to engage in a decent semblance of topical
Some members will be simply unable to do this and will be banned. This can happen very quickly, and I would like to see less of it.
On the other hand, in cases where members are willfully violating the T&C
giving other members and staff a bunch of grief, I would like to see that behavior end one way or the other, the sooner the better.
This problem is not new, and there has been no shortage of dialog on it. The time for talking about it in a theoretical sense is over. Action is being
The fewer incidents of heedless members throwing themselves under the admin steamroller I see, the happier I'll be. But when members decide to do
such things, it's their choice.
The best I can do is advise against it as stridently as I can, because once the ban hammer falls, the discussion is over.