NeoConMan Posted June 14, 2009 Report Share Posted June 14, 2009 I have this crazy idea about the most effective way to "police" a forum no matter what your personal opinion. Instead of somebody somewhere getting all bent out of shape about something somebody posted about something that is improper, impolite, immature, inflammatory, insulting or just plain stupid and then trying to decide who said what about who and were they serious and did they mean it and was there malice in their intent and is there a double/hidden meaning in their words or something that somebody simply doesn't understand or is there a personal vendetta among forum users or even the Mod Squad as my experience has shown repeatedly - how about this? If a thread is improper, kill it. Lock it if you want, and leave it on the forum board to serve as a visual reminder of the accepted boundaries. Or simply kill it, make it disappear without a trace, and send the author a PM clearly stating why. Keep it private. Keep it professional. - OR - Just start randomly banning people and letting speculation run rampant. As a veteran of many forums across many ideological leanings (compare gun forums to guitars - you'll see) I can tell you which is the better course. I have years of experience and dozens of bans to show for it to form my opinion. For all I know I could be banned here (again) tomorrow, my life will go on. What opinions would veteran forum members share? Note to forum Mod Squad; The opinions expressed in this thread are simply that, you are in no way obligated to listen to, or act in, their regard. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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