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How long should a ban last?

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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Sandi » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:01 am

Henry Vilas wrote:
Dangerousman wrote:Fair question I think: What justifies banning someone for anything on a forum that purportedly "has no rules?"

For your edification.


According to that post, the entire lot of us, including me, should be banned.
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Galoot » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:36 am

In Sandi's case, the ban ought to extend forever in both directions of time.
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby narcoleptish » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:59 am

24 hours.

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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby bdog » Thu May 16, 2013 6:47 am

I'd like to see Genie come back, if only to give Sandi an appropriate nemesis.
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue May 21, 2013 11:41 am

Instead of banning, you can just lock up all the threads where a certain someone shits. That works very well.
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:22 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Instead of banning, you can just lock up all the threads where a certain someone shits. That works very well.

bump
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Galoot » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:19 pm

That's a really bad idea. it gives those who like to shit all over threads the power to have threads locked, just by shitting all over them.
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:27 pm

I was being sarcastic, as the bad idea is not mine, but that of the forum administrator.
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Meade » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:38 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:I was being sarcastic, as the bad idea is not mine, but that of the forum administrator.

Good Manners and Respect Dos and Don'ts
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Sandi » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:05 pm

bdog wrote:I'd like to see Genie come back, if only to give Sandi an appropriate nemesis.


Would be all for naught, I would have her on block same as I did on Madison.com.

@Mead

The "Good Manners and Respect Dos and Don'ts" is great, but I am probably over optimistic hoping for compliance here.
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby admin » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:52 am

Galoot wrote:That's a really bad idea. it gives those who like to shit all over threads the power to have threads locked, just by shitting all over them.


Yes. It also gives everyone else the opportunity to move a thread forward by rejecting the negative and amplifying the positive.

Threads get locked when they take a turn toward dumb and it doesn't look like anyone is interested in changing that course.
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Stu Levitan » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:34 am

admin wrote: ...rejecting the negative and amplifying the positive.


I think you mean "accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative."
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:49 pm

Rather than locking entire threads, why not just remove off topic and/or offensive posts?
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Re: How long should a ban last?

Postby Meade » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:21 pm

Locking threads is a perfectly good method of moderation. If you need an explanation of why it was locked, it's probably you.
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