posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 11:00 AM
Firstly, I did not consider this an "ATS bashing" thread, which I can generally spot a mile away, don't like them, and don't post on them, unless
somebody pushes my last button.
This thread was from a member I recognize, and the thoughts seemed to be sincere, and the concerns genuine and realistic.
Secondly, I have had to log in to BTS to post this. :bnghd:
But let me get this off my chest. I believe there ARE members who should be cut more slack, than say a new member who has not "earned" certain
rights. You guys might not like that.
If someone has a full contribution bar, is highly respected and liked (even loved) by other members, and they "lose it" on a particular occasion, or
concerning a subject they feel very passionate about, then yeah, I think they should be cut more slack.
I have been told by a Super Mod, that things are "talked out" behind the scenes with members. Private conversations that we, as members, might be
unaware of, and I appreciate this. Why would Mods want to ban a highly prolific member who keepts the front page full of new topics with multiple
flags? It doesn't make sense.
Let me wrap this up. I would like to see more "Warns" and more post bannings for longer periods of time, to give someone ample time to get their
act together, rather than just *poof* permanently banned, gone forever.
The day/night might come when I get on a tear and nobody can quiet me. (Of course I have friends who will U2U me, and say "it's time to shut-up
now). lol. But if I continued, I would rather get a U2U from a mod telling me "you need to cool your jets, and we are going to shut you down for a
couple of weeks", rather than "You're outta here". Ya know?
(The toss side of that is there are some people whose banning I celebrate!, hehe).
I feel *friendship* and *affection* for people here, and it *ihurts* when they disappear over night. I'm thinking, God! Couldn't you just have
shut him down for a month? Why ban him permanently?