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Originally posted by maybee
I'm curious as to if anyone has ever been un-banned. Also if one is banned, do they loose all access to their account including private messages. I don't imagine they could reply but can they still read them or read posts on threads. Just wondering
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
reply to post by jiggerj
One-liners are fine if they have content.
It's one-liners without content that aren't welcome, because if there's no content, why post at all?
If you ever went to a forum where you see six posts in a row that say "I agree", it's not very interesting to read, is it?
No one is ever banned from ATS for their opinions, ideas, connections, or theories. Everyone is always banned for simply not being able to politely function in the environment we've created.
a reply to: tothetenthpower
1. There is no such thing as freedom of speech on ATS. We've never claimed that and it's never been the case.
2. What you say regarding biased moderation could happen. The problem with your hypothesis is you assume that there are more than 1 or two mods who agree with wax other. Our staff is about as diverse as I have ever seen any organization.
4. The staff do not live an echo chamber. The example you used of discrimination is entirely correct because context matters. In the first bit you're singling out a specific denomination. The other you aren't. See the difference?
Glad you pointed that out, but I already knew. I have a real hard time trying to get my head around 'any speech' when this is the case. Type, delete, type again, backspace...it's very troublesome side stepping T&C and angry mods. Stifling.
Then ATS needs transparency. If a member is being disciplined, then WE need to see which moderators are doing it. WE need to have access to what you see, if only temporary during the the deliberation process. Being left in the dark while the possibility of mod prejudice and bias exists, is not welcome.
See the grey area?
As for post removals, we should be given the opportunity to grab a thesaurus before that happens and given a chance to "rephrase" the offending remark. As it is now, there is no recourse.
One more thing. A statute of limitations is needed. Mods shouldn't be allowed to go back months or years to remove a post and have it count towards you in one final swoop against your 5 strikes.
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