At 8/23/12 12:22 PM, w33zl wrote:
That's what appeals are for. We are not Facebook.
I'm saying the same system should not be used for a BBS and a chat. A BBS is MUCH slower than a chat, and the same system in place in the chat would be slow and clunky.
It should, because that's the difference between someone who's an idiot, and a reformed idiot.
Psh, you think banning someone for a while is going to completely reform them? It takes a while for the message to sink in, but banning is a good solution when that person just needs to go away for a while.
The ban length would be given the same way I suggested all the other bans should be given.
Again, the moderators need to decide for themselves what a good ban length should be. If you don't trust someone with a decision as simple as that, you shouldn't promote them in the first place.
A biased system is a corrupt system. No wonder the USA is in shit all of the time.
There is not a single thing in this world that is completely unbiased.
Moderation and administration is not akin to politics, though a lot of people attribute it to such, as it implements an authoritive figure.
You don't go up to a murder scene and ask the police why there's a dead body on the floor, do you? A user is banned because they broke the rules.
if someone asks why someone else was banned, you can give the reason without giving details. Saying something like "they kept posting in the wrong forum, but I only banned them for a few hours" (or even leaving out the second bit) is totally fine in my opinion.
Who are in power here? The douchebags?
owners control admins, admins control moderators, moderators control users, but users have the power of the masses, which ultimately controls the system. Even owners abide by the system.
You'll have to decide for yourself who's in control.
It actually does.
no, that line of thinking ultimately gets you nowhere in a position of power.
No, they aren't. They're based on being good and bad. And who are you quoting here?
I'm quoting myself.
If you respect someone, you're much less likely to think they're "bad". Why? Because in order to gain respect, you can't be a dick to someone, which would reside in the "bad" area.
Sirtom93 was a user who posted a thread saying he was going to go to his high school with a petrol tank and burn his school down. Authorities were contacted.
That would explain one of the news posts I read.