I've never been banned, nor have I received any warnings. If I wanted to discuss the moderators warning or banning, I would hope that sending a polite PM would not be perceived as being short or rude.
As for reporting, I try to keep that at a minimum unless the post was horribly insulting. It is always better to put down the behavior and not the person e.g "That was very stupid of you." vs "You are stupid."
I will say that I love this forum. I love the level of compassion that most of the members have and the diplomatic way we discuss things here. Loveshack could learn from us.
I'm glad I came across this as the posts in the General are full of ads for some reason so was just browsing ...
I agree - I mean I haven't been here as long as all of you obviously, but there are a few people who come across as rude. Someone can post a question - and yes, the answer may be obvious and you think 'really, are you serious?" but unfortunately they are, and are wanting advice. Not a sarcastic comment or rude jibe to try and be funny and look good to everyone else.
It's supposed to be a forum about giving advice, not talking people down or trying to score points ....
I don't know if anyone's going to come across this post or if they know, I'm sure it's probably in the guidelines but I've been wondering what the rules are if somebody is banned, can you talk about them? Can you mention their name? Can you talk about why they were banned? Anything?
Or just no mention of them is allowed once they've been removed?
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Re: Banning Grey Areas?
Originally Posted by FirstYearDown
Gratitude, as far as I know, we are not permitted to discuss a banned member in the forum.
As Deej said, most of the time the banning offense is removed from the board. I personally have no problem with members asking why a member was banned. I am not aware of a forum type titled "Those who's name shall not be uttered" However, gloating or bad mouthing a banned member should not be encouraged although I seriously doubt I am a virgin in that area. There have been some threads left open where a discussion of a banned troll has been the focal point. It's generally a judgment call.