drbubb Posted November 19, 2009 Report Share Posted November 19, 2009 GEI's Reign of Terror - Trigger-happy Mods takeover I'm frigging tired of receiving PM's like this ! =================================== Watch out, the first 24 hour banning is about to happen - Your could be next ! So watch out, dear member I'm fed up to the fekking back-teeth of receiving PM's like the following one (see below,) And so I am going to initiate a reign of terror on GEI, asking the moderators to start dishing out 24 hour bans, whenever they see fit. Before the "Tigger" typo, I wanted this: .......................... :: Instead, I got this: .. NEW POLICY FOR THIS PERIOD WARN OR BAN (for 24 hours), whenever you see the following: + Strong and offensive language (odious 4-letter words), + Strong language of disrepect towards other posters + Inappropriate imagery of body parts, or pornographic activities + Over-the-top Slander RULES: 1/ Those who have a complaint, should copy the objectionable language to this thread, with a link 2/ The Moderators have full discretion, and during this expermental "reign of terror", I want them to be willing to "err on the side of over-warning, and over-banning 3/ When some one is warned or banned, I want to Mods to post their reason for doing so on this thread 4/ We (the Mods) are going to make mistakes, and warn or ban so people who do not deserve it, and I am asking those who feel unfairly warned or banned to "roll with the punches", accept it, not complain to much, and after the warning or brief ban, get back to the business of being useful and respectful posters on GEI 5/ I will need some new Mods to help out in this process, and I want people to make suggestions about who would be a good moderator. Later I will start a poll. In the meantime, I am going to invite back to GEI both Roman Holiday, and Halcyon, and I will make them temporary moderators for at least 2-3 weeks, and possibly until year end. After that temporary period, they may or may not stay as moderators Here is one of several PM's which helped to inspire this new policy. (Note: I do truly welcome this feedback, and this is not meant as criticism of the person - a woman, I believe - who sent it to me:) QUOTE Apologies for PM'ing you (again) but I am a relatively new member to the board having lurked for a while and really enjoy the site. I PM'd you a while ago when the CDSwamp debacle was going on. It seems ironic that as the very things that the board members wanted to happen are happening (price rises in Precious Metals, for example) the level of on-board bickering and sniping seems to have grown louder and accelerated. I would have posted this on the topic thread dedicated to it but don't want to be shot down myself for airing my views as I am such a newbie. Now I visit and log on to a thread and see the childish put downs and just switch off - literally. I'm not such a fragile soul that I can't handle this but it just seems to be getting really tedious and I visit less and less, which I am sad about. In the last few weeks so many (good) old posters have departed and it seems really sad that a minority seem to be spoiling it for the majority. I know that groups go through forming, storming & norming so accept it but this storming phase seems to be spoiling the quality of the board. Not really sure what the solution is but I hope that it returns to being a more harmonious, friendly place like it used to be. UNQUOTE My response was: Thank you for that feedback. To be completely honest, I dont really know what to do about it. I am not going to spend my day, and waste my time policing the boards, and so I have to rely on others to restrain themselves, and/or I will need more help in the moderation process. - DrBubb I did not want to do this, but I am fekking fed up spending so much time on this issue, because some stupid, childish, and idiotic people find it hard to restrain themselves from self-indulgent moaning. That's enough ! I say to those who offend here! You are always welcome, so long as you make sensible and respectful postings, of the type which built GEI and its respectful reputaion. But kindly, Fekk-off with the bad language and frigging attitude of idiotic disrepect for your fellow posters ! = = = = = = = = = = = = = (Note: Regarding those "invited back"): Strong support for the following: + Romans Holiday (44/ 47) : 94% + Halcyon (41/ 47) : 87% Little support for the following: + CDSwamp (17 / 42) : 40% /see poll here: http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=8248 If CDSwamp wants to convey and apology and a promise to behave more responsibly, I am happy to retake the poll. = = = = = = = = = = = = = WARNINGS OR BANNINGS Suspensions - 24 hours : Drbubb - for 24hours from 19.Nov- 5pm HK time : FitKid Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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