Originally posted by worldwatcher
We don't discuss sordid details, but what most of you fail to realize is that there is always a discussion/conversation going on behind the scenes
between the problem members and staff.
Once a member has been banned, should not the remaining members be made privy to the full cause for that banning... including, at least, the means to
sort through the sordid details and behinds the scences discussion that occured?
Perhaps a Forum dedicated to banned members... with cited references to their offences? Or is this Guantanamo?
We work as a team around here and several moderators and staff on various levels all give input, try their methods of communication, etc, before
action is taken. In the case of the above mentioned member it comes right back to being polite.
I'll give you that Binbush was a sarcastic, 20 year old male, who's language was full of self censored cursing and intimidation drama. His
character was representitive of immaturity and a lack of self esteem; it could have been nurtured, rather than ousted, by the supposed enlightened
higher authority of moderation. The base of binbush's sarcasm was rooted in existential disgust for political correctness and the illusion that is
free speech and so he pressed that limit. I too was once a sarcastic, 20 year old male, who's language was once full of less than censored cursing
and intimidation drama.
We do not tolerate blatant verbal abuse, derogatory statements, and cursing directed to any of our staff or members.
I have sat handcuffed, in the back of a police car, several times following otherwise peaceful protest for that exact lack of tolerance.
Downpressorman, try acting as community gardener instead.
It usually starts with just a warn, followed by several u2's, still sometimes people just fail to see the error of their ways and fail to be polite
when defending themselves.
Why can it not start with other members
sliding a bar that represents a continuum from verbally offensive to polite, regarding their opinion of
the offenders verbage. As the average member opinion drops below a threshold the offender would get an automatically generated u2u letting them know
that some members find their language offensive.
Members could then set a personal threshold of just how foul languaged, trollish, flamish, etc. they were willing to deal with, in the 'member
center'. If an offender drops below their personal threshold, they become automatically ignored until their behavior improves.
I guess my point is, what happens 18 months from now when DickBinBush learns the errors of his ways with regard to his sarcasm... slows it down a bit
and becomes more tolerable. He had a lot to say and many good ideas, even though he lacked maturity. The current system does not seem to allow for
one to grow in maturity; once you're banned, you're gone; at least as that "character".
Also... please do not feel like I am disrailing this thread entirely to "get back binbush", etc. as I only site that specific case as example of a
larger phenomenon which I feel needs corrected.