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Quick question: What good does 'banning' posters do an a Fray, in reality?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Barbella, Dec 21, 2018.

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  1. Barbella

    Barbella Senator

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    In theory, it's supposed to be a 'punishment', I guess, to force posters to comply with 'The Rules'.

    In praxis, however... what it does is chase posters away and allow a board to die a less than honorable death.

    I've seen it more than once. I don't know what the answer is... censor? Don't censor? Rules? Free-for-all? Just include personal threats to other posters and/or their families in the 'bannable offenses'? Or let minor insults , real or imagined, rule the day (and the board)?

    Just sayin'....

    I'm putting this in the place where I know it will be read by most, instead of some obscure category that nobody ever reads. Do with it what you will.
     
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  2. ObamacareForever

    ObamacareForever Governor

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    Who got banned?
     
  3. Barbella

    Barbella Senator

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    Doesn't really matter who... it's just a general question. What's your opinion on it?

    As you can see, my top post is completely, 100% non-biased.
     
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  4. ObamacareForever

    ObamacareForever Governor

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    My opinion is you are dreaming fantasitical situations which aren't even real.
     
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  5. Bear Claw

    Bear Claw A Lovable Bear

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    Let them post!

    Why be afraid of opinion?
     
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  6. resident_evil

    resident_evil Senator

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    Absolute free speech except IRL credible threats.
     
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  7. Barbella

    Barbella Senator

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    "Fantasitical" my ass. 'Bannings" are REAL.

    But thanks for playing.
     
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  8. ObamacareForever

    ObamacareForever Governor

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    who got banned?
     
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  9. Barbella

    Barbella Senator

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    You're an idiot. You 'dislike' my posts just because they're mine. Tells me A LOT about you.
     
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  10. Barbella

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    Why do you keep asking? What difference does it make?
     
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  11. ObamacareForever

    ObamacareForever Governor

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    Are we dealing with fantastical situation you dreamt up?
     
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  12. ObamacareForever

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    Does that include graffiti?
     
  13. Barbella

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    Oh shut up, if you've got nothing to offer. Stop wasting my time.
     
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  14. Bear Claw

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    LMAAO

    You have no rebuttal to my post so you resort to calling me names. Grow up child and own the immature posts you make here.
     
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  15. Bear Claw

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    Then do not waste your time reading it then!
     
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  16. Jen

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    I have always said/ thought "Less is better".
    Banning should be reserved for someone who stalks, threatens, harasses another poster in ways that go beyond simple name calling. When a poster represents a danger to other posters, that poster needs to be removed and maybe, not for just a few days.

    Any rampant banning for silly things IS LEFTIST DRIVEN.


    Leftists cannot tolerate anyone with opposing viewpoints and DEMAND that punishment be made on anyone that "offends" them in any way.

    LEFTISTS are what causes bannings here on PJ these days. Their screams for "fairness" (while not seeing their own offenses) must fill the mod boxes.
     
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  17. Jen

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    You're a joke.
    You've never made a post with substance. NEVER.
    You just came here to be nasty.
     
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  18. Jen

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    Yep.
    A phony who just came here to cause trouble.
     
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  19. SW48

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    We used to give temp points for violations and after x amount of temp points the person would be temp banned for a few days. You all voted that you didn't want that so we went to the current system of "timeouts". Been this way for a year now.

    This thread will be deleted as it is against the rules. :)
     
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  20. resident_evil

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    Tyrant. :0)
     
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