That was exactly my point: Highly emotional ranting & ravings is what initially led you into making
that threat in the first place. Or would
you rather that I link back to the thread which got
you the warning so that the readers here can see how you were acting before
warning? It would certainly prove my point.
It seems that some people will never learn that, in a text-based forum such as ATS, the only real communication
that gets through to the reader
is the poster's intellect & rationality
Some people suffer from a physical
imbalance in the way their brains produce the required bio-chemicals for proper, healthy function. Those
that can't bring the problem under control (prescribed drugs of various types or therapy) usually wind up in the looney bin. This imbalance of
physical health can lead to imbalanced mental health as well, such people get highly emotional; I've met a few like that in my life.
Other similar problems could be entirely psychological, usually suffered by people who don't have a firm grip on reality & may tend to view other
people as faceless numbers...Like the average politician sees things. I tend to blame the medium about this, to some
extent; It's difficult to
really get to really know
someone through a mostly-impersonal medium like this.
Some people, mostly the immature type, seem to enjoy congregating amongst their friends & brag about how many Sites they've been banned from...As if
it were some kind of "badge of honor". Such behavior only emphasizes
their immaturity because forums like this really only communicate
intellect & rationality.
Kids, nowadays...I swear...
Either way, a person's emotional state determines how the so-called "expert psychologists" can judge how "sane" a person may be.
Extreme display of emotion leads to threats, threatening people is a sign of emotional imbalance...Insanity.
Which brings us back to the topic of this thread...Since the internet has no "sanity filter" when an IP server signs up a new account, I'd have to
say, "No, we can't stop the insanity." However, I would qualify that the T&C's of an individual website & how well the Staff enforces them does at
least put a "maximum tolerence level" on the insanity.
BTW, just because someone received a "warning" means that the person so warned is on the path
to getting banned. The Staff here won't stop
at issuing warnings...There is
So JM...After having explained my opinion in a rational, mature, non-emotional way, I'd like to ask, "How are you feeling today?"
[edit on 30-10-2006 by MidnightDStroyer]