Banned members can't be PMed? Why??

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by stateofmind, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. stateofmind seeker of lies Valued Senior Member

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    I tried to PM someone and it wouldn't send due to a list of possible reasons. I don't see why a banned member shouldn't be able to PM... maybe this is something Sciforums could change or modify?
     
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  3. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    why would you want to?
     
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  5. stateofmind seeker of lies Valued Senior Member

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    It's private.
     
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  7. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Banned members can't read PMs, so there's no point in allowing them to receive them.
     
  8. InTheFlesh77 Set the controls... Registered Senior Member

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    Probably a retaliation thing could be used maybe...agreed though they should be able to receive PM's if nothing else.
     
  9. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I think banned members can be PM'ed by mods and admins, since I have returned from bans to find love letters from the above in my mailbox. However, banned members cannot access PMs so it makes no sense for them to receive them.
     
  10. stateofmind seeker of lies Valued Senior Member

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    Well... does anybody think it might be worth reconsidering? What's the harm in letting banned members receive and send PM's?
     
  11. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Admins, perhaps (not sure), but I don't think mods can PM banned members.

    Mostly, under the current system of bans, a person is given a "red-card" infraction that sends a PM to them informing them about their ban. This is sent immediately prior to the banning, so the member concerned often doesn't receive it until their return.

    Perhaps these helpful messages explaining why you received a ban and how you might change your posting behaviour to avoid such bans in future are the "love letters" you refer to.
     
  12. InTheFlesh77 Set the controls... Registered Senior Member

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    An SF Court as well as the SF Open Government me thinks...?

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  13. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The messages were very helpful however I am not sure how I can post so as to better enable others to read and comprehend sentences in their own language.

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    Ah so admins and mods also cannot send PMs to banned members. Perhaps this is to avoid inflaming volatile situations through back room politics.
     
  14. stateofmind seeker of lies Valued Senior Member

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    Still, can we change it so banned members can PM?
     
  15. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    Mum-Lizards are excellent at keeping secrets! :shh:
     
  16. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    No.

    The point of being banned is that you can't access the forum or carry out any member functions - obviously.
     
  17. stateofmind seeker of lies Valued Senior Member

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    I can understand perma-bans but bans ranging from 1 day to 30 days don't seem like they should include not being able to PM.
     
  18. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    Why would one do that? When someone is banned they, in effect, become a non-member for the duration of the ban. They lose all the privileges of being a member. If a member has become disruptive enough to warrant a ban, why should they have access to any of the forum's resources?
     
  19. stateofmind seeker of lies Valued Senior Member

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    Because sometimes mods are petty and/or ignorant and a person might want to stay in contact with said banned person as it doesn't disturb anyone else.
     
  20. superstring01 Moderator

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    Who has two thumbs and cannot PM banned members even though he's a mod?

    <-----This guy.

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  21. PieAreSquared Woo is resistant to reason Registered Senior Member

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    I would really like to propose to Sandy

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  22. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    If you failed to set up a line of communication outside of SF, that's not the forum's problem. It is silly to expect the forum to dedicate any of its resources to that end.
     
  23. stateofmind seeker of lies Valued Senior Member

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    I wouldn't say it's silly - I'm a member of other forums where you CAN share PM's with a member who'd been banned.

    I just wondered the reasoning and what people thought of this rule. Please don't give me your condescending attitude Janus!! Oh no! Not that!!
     

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