posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 09:40 PM
I have been looking around and searching through banned members. Perhaps I have a subconscious self destruct tick that pushes me towards taboo
topics, and in light of that, I am not making any accusations, just posing a question, as allowed in this forum. Though perhaps I am wrong and this
is in wrong forum, or not forum worthy.
Now, I'm not sure if I understand the whole process of ban-mentship, and it appears there are certain degrees of being banned. I recently U2U'd a
banned member, and it appeared to go through, so perhaps they can U2U. We don't often get insight into what caused someone to be banned, which
almost opens flood gates into curious minds. Regardless, before I get off topic, and possibly say something inapropriate, my question/propsition, if
Would it be possible, if defined in the ATS T&C, to fine a member, instead of marking them Banned? I feel that people change over time, and someone
who is well liked, could go off the deep end, and get banned. So perhaps also realize their errors, and be fit for membership again. I feel if we
Banned Banning, and went with a different form of punishment, there would be less contraversy over topics that have warranted Banning. Plus, we
wouldn't have ban/curious members testing fate, and trying to push buttons to get to the bottom of the "Mystery," that the MODS seem to not even
think is an issue.
Well, I hope this thread is looked at and considered, if not all of it, maybe portions.
Before I end this OP, I understand that there are laws and what not, but i wouldn't know if any apply to something like this. I know I wouldn't
test fate too much, if I knew it was going to cost me. Though I suppose if the member couldn't afford it, they could opt banning regardless.
[edit on 1-9-2010 by Myendica]