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Old 09-04-2010, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Freebase Dali
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Originally Posted by eric generic View Post
i don't really understand why you mods feel the need to ban contributing members. all of us can get out of line from time to time. this isn't fucking high school. it hurts the site. in my mind, the only behavior worth banning would be a physical threat.
I think it pretty much boils down to certain "contributing" members taking advantage of the fact that we actually don't like banning contributing members. But if we didn't draw a line in the sand somewhere, this place would be a war-zone.
What you probably don't realize is we give people EXCESSIVE opportunities to shape up and we find ourselves constantly warning certain people and getting absolutely nowhere. Most often, we allow these members to return to the site after a period of time, but if it becomes clear that they have no intention of following some very easy-to-understand, basic rules that actually serve a purpose for the greater good of the community, then it's their fault.

Contributing is important, yes... but when you're disrupting as much as you're contributing, and are always doing it, the solution is obvious. People around here have a tendency to get dragged into it and it affects everyone.
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