View Poll Results: How long should a fixed-length suspension last?

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  • The stated length of the suspension.

    21 87.50%
  • Less then the stated length when the Mods known the "suspendee" has reformed

    1 4.17%
  • Less then length stated if:attacks Board,unreformed,suspended b4,and will disrupt Board harmony.

    2 8.33%
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Thread: How long should a banning last?

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    How long should a banning last?

    The question is not as simple as it may first appear given recent events, so I thought it was worthwhile canvassing the views of fellow members.

    We have to, of course, be aware that the results are not at all binding on the Mods, but as open/fair minded individuals there is no doubt that they will weigh your opinions... but I must again stress that in the end THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO AS THEY SEE FIT...

    I hope most members are like me... while I don't always agree with the Mods (indeed at the threat of a banning I voluntarily banned my self - while not kidding myself that I need the Board more then it needs me) I believe they are entitled to a large amount of deference and respect (for once in my life I'm not being sarcastic). Additionally, they are to be thoroughly congratulated for the smooth, relatively battle free, pleasant operation of the Board for the last several months until just recently.

    Accordingly, I urge members to resist comments along the lines of: "Shit they weren't even paid a chocolate bar for their most recent actions."

    Please vote and post your comments.

    Thanks.

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    Smile Old Adage

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee
    The question is not as simple as it may first appear given recent events, so I thought it was worthwhile canvassing the views of fellow members.

    We have to, of course, be aware that the results are not at all binding on the Mods, but as open/fair minded individuals there is no doubt that they will weigh your opinions... but I must again stress that in the end THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO AS THEY SEE FIT...

    I hope most members are like me... while I don't always agree with the Mods (indeed at the threat of a banning I voluntarily banned my self - while not kidding myself that I need the Board more then it needs me) I believe they are entitled to a large amount of deference and respect (for once in my life I'm not being sarcastic). Additionally, they are to be thoroughly congratulated for the smooth, relatively battle free, pleasant operation of the Board for the last several months until just recently.

    Accordingly, I urge members to resist comments along the lines of: "Shit they weren't even paid a chocolate bar for their most recent actions."

    Please vote and post your comments.

    Thanks.
    Let's clarify a few points. The mods do not have a RIGHT, they have a MANDATE. They fulfill this mandate to the best of their ability. As in any endeavour there are the proverbial bumps in the road that may or may not require a change in direction. In this regard the stewardship of the mods rates very highly. Since they are human they will never be perfect but then the board members cannot claim perfection either.

    There is an old adage along the lines that "Only fools and the dead cannot change". Do not know the origins of the adage.The mods have proven over time that collectively they are NOT fools and that they are very much alive and in tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastender
    Let's clarify a few points. The mods do not have a RIGHT, they have a MANDATE. They fulfill this mandate to the best of their ability. As in any endeavour there are the proverbial bumps in the road that may or may not require a change in direction. In this regard the stewardship of the mods rates very highly. Since they are human they will never be perfect but then the board members cannot claim perfection either.

    There is an old adage along the lines that "Only fools and the dead cannot change". Do not know the origins of the adage.The mods have proven over time that collectively they are NOT fools and that they are very much alive and in tune.
    Gosh... how many angels can dance on the head of a pin... a mandate can give a right...

    Don't think I disagree with you... but your responseS make me think that you may be well qualified to be my next partner for life...

    The poll seems to have disappeared ... uhm... who might (hypothetically) be a Mod who did that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee
    The question is not as simple as it may first appear given recent events, so I thought it was worthwhile canvassing the views of fellow members.

    We have to, of course, be aware that the results are not at all binding on the Mods, but as open/fair minded individuals there is no doubt that they will weigh your opinions... but I must again stress that in the end THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO AS THEY SEE FIT...

    I hope most members are like me... while I don't always agree with the Mods (indeed at the threat of a banning I voluntarily banned my self - while not kidding myself that I need the Board more then it needs me) I believe they are entitled to a large amount of deference and respect (for once in my life I'm not being sarcastic). Additionally, they are to be thoroughly congratulated for the smooth, relatively battle free, pleasant operation of the Board for the last several months until just recently.

    Accordingly, I urge members to resist comments along the lines of: "Shit they weren't even paid a chocolate bar for their most recent actions."

    Please vote and post your comments.

    Thanks.
    Hello Dee,

    I'll try to be brief. Each case should be viewed on it's own merits. And MERITS is the key word. There a vast difference between a momentary impulse and repetitive incorrigible habituals. The first can be allowed a great deal of latitude. The worst of the latter should be on the tightest leash and allowed no leeway at all. We should rely on and respect the mods judgments. But they should also be open to criticism, especially in instances where their own sentences are drastically and shockingly reversed.

    Quote Originally Posted by eastender
    There is an old adage along the lines that "Only fools and the dead cannot change".
    Have you seen a change? I haven't.

    Cheers,

    Korbel
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    Can the Mods merge this with the poll thread (while I eat a little humble pie - re poll disappearing) which I see still exists,,,

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    It was seem that two years equals six months in Merb time. Wonder if there is a parole officer assigned to the case

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    I obviously voted "the stated lenght" and, forever should be forever.

    If not, what's the consequence for the offender? It's so simple to create a new handle when the urge to post is too high, post whatever crap, get that new handle banned and repeat as often as desired. At the end, there will be no consequences and reinstatement will be granted early anyhow.

    Now, the debate could be: what are the ways to have a suspension revoked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustave
    How about Amélie?
    Hello Gustave,

    I couldn't read Amelie because she wrote in French. But, in looking at the trend in criticism against her she seemed unable to communicate the possibly good ideas you allude to without a lot of personal harshness.

    Quote Originally Posted by 10-19
    As far as I'm concerned, GG can stay and Elf can be reinstated as well. Like them or not, they bring the action.
    Well 10-19,

    It sounds like someone is very bored and looking to stir up a great deal of crap. That reminds me...how is Ziggy? Hasn't he been banned long enough too.

    Hmmm,

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    Last edited by korbel; 09-29-2008 at 12:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korbel
    That reminds me...how is Ziggy? Hasn't he been banned long enough too.
    Ziggy is not banned. He left of his own accord.
    The mounties always get their man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumpleforeskiin
    Ziggy is not banned. He left of his own accord.
    Well Rumples,

    Clearly he is here in spirit...lol.

    right,

    Korbel
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumpleforeskiin
    Ziggy is not banned. He left of his own accord.
    Ziggy never left the boards and I am sure Elfie is lurking around here somewhere concocting a plan to make fools out of all of you.

    GG
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Gonad
    Ziggy never left the boards and I am sure Elfie is lurking around here somewhere concocting a plan to make fools out of all of you.

    GG
    Well,

    Right, he does that sometimes:

    September 13th, 2008
    Sweet cakes,

    I know you want me. Just be open with yourself. Stop self-flagellating all the time. You think I can't read you? Bashing on clients, bashing on escorts. Clearly you're having issues with your sexual identity. I understand – been there. I only finally admitted to myself I liked cock 5 years ago. Ever since – well, lets just say it's a lot cheaper than say, Ashley. Even free JAG (the bitch cost me dinner).

    Just be true to yourself. Freedom my man! Don't you yearn for it?

    By the way, I'm a taker.

    Hugs and kisses,

    Tony
    September 14th, 2008
    Tony,

    You have to be the crazyiest guy I've never met. And stop putting on the stupid act. I know your not half the idiot you pretend to be on the boads. You hit the XXX nail right on the head – and maybe you're a little bit right about me. Look, I'm no tough guy or bully. I don't know, it's been a bad month. Ok for Paré, but no thigh touching. And yeah, you're paying, bitch!

    Love,

    GG
    September 19th, 2008
    My sexy chocolate muffin,

    Ok, look, I'll be a good girl and compromise. Chez Paré : I pay the dances and the drinks. You let me touch your thigh.

    Soft kisses,

    Tony




    Toodles "sweet cakes"...lol,

    Korbel
    Last edited by korbel; 09-29-2008 at 01:11 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustave
    ...

    Amélie was a superb contributor to this board and she is a superb contributor to the blue one.

    Read objectively her post history: what you see is a great contributor occasionnaly suffering a conflict of personnality with a mod that is not there anymore.

    BRING HER BACK, PLEASE
    OMG! Shiver down my spine.
    If you want to brown-nosing her you should go to the blue board instead of trying to hijack this thread.
    Last edited by Maxima; 09-29-2008 at 01:03 PM.

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    If a permanently banned member is overly obsessed with coming back there is no way Mods can do anything effectively other than wasting their time deleting the multide duplicate handles days in and days out. Too much hasle for a volunteer work. A permanent ban is a permanent ban unless the Mods are worn down by the banned member's obsession to come back.
    Last edited by Maxima; 09-29-2008 at 01:22 PM.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxima
    A permanent ban is a permanent ban unless the Mods are worn down by the banned member's obsession to come back.
    Maybe they are worn down by all the frivolous comments being thrown around here. If you lack inspiration, go read a book, and yes, Playboy counts.

    GG
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