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Re: Banning People...

Postby fennel » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:36 pm

gargantua wrote:
Marvell wrote:...
Only if you try to ban gargantua.

[/obscure rabelais joke]


Hey!!! What'd I do?
Got too big, don't you know. No sound so satisfying as the thud of a falling giant ...
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Re: Banning People...

Postby jjoyce » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Some people deliberately try to get banned. I'm glad to oblige them. They sometimes attempt to return under another username, but it's pretty easy to see a pattern emerge. If you ban someone once, do you need to explain why you're banning them again? I don't think so.

Some people do something wrong without realizing it and get banned. We generally hash it out over email and they get a second chance.

Some people make a big stink about getting banned. Trouble follows them wherever they go. They revive old arguments, some of which occurred years ago on another site(!) and stir up the stink. They're banned multiple times, appealing each time, often to my coworkers. But it's clear they don't learn their lessons and as long as they're around, trouble will be close behind. They don't understand how to act on a message board and refuse to follow good, genuine advice from well meaning peers. These people are perhaps far more dangerous than the most blatantly offensive posters.

Banning those people is often doing them a favor.
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Re: Banning People...

Postby rabble » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:59 pm

jjoyce wrote: These people are perhaps far more dangerous than the most blatantly offensive posters.

Banning those people is often doing them a favor.

Oh. Pre-emptive banning.

I see. Thank you.
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Re: Banning People...

Postby HeyZeus » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:39 pm

I've found that most banned members really have a tough time practicing the art of sock puppetry. You can't just change your name, you have to change your behavior.

At least TDP seems to be locked a bit tighter than madison.com.
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Re: Banning People...

Postby bitcharista » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:24 pm

rabble wrote:
jjoyce wrote: These people are perhaps far more dangerous than the most blatantly offensive posters.

Banning those people is often doing them a favor.

Oh. Pre-emptive banning.

I see. Thank you.


If this website was run by the government that would be illegal and considered prior restraint.

But the Isthmus isn't run by the government so it can ban, delete, censor, silence, spin anything they fucking feel like.

God bless free enterprises and their agendas.
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Re: Banning People...

Postby bitcharista » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:25 pm

HeyZeus wrote:At least TDP seems to be locked a bit tighter than madison.com.



the very least
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Re: Banning People...

Postby narcoleptish » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:11 pm

Is jasonx5 gone?

I'm not big on banning but I'd be okay with that one. When I'm at a restaurant and I come across kimchi on the menu, I automatically just skip down to the next item.

Jasonx5 had become my forum kimchi.
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Re: Banning People...

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:25 pm

narcoleptish wrote:Is jasonx5 gone?

No. But if past is prologue, maybe in the future.
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Re: Banning People...

Postby jjoyce » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:19 pm

Nobody has been banned.
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