Q's Ban (Or, Syne Strikes Again)

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by Balerion, Feb 25, 2014.

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  1. Balerion Banned Banned

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    So Q has been banned by the newest Sciforums tyrant for "inflammatory posting." A brief review of his most recent posts reveals, by any objective measure, nothing that fits the description of the ban.

    Interestingly, Q's final post was this, from the "thread closures" thread.

    Curious, indeed.
     
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  3. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    More than curious. Some (not me of course) might even say "vainglorious". I so rarely get to use that word...

    I doubt this modus operandi will continue for long.
     
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  5. Kittamaru Never cruel nor cowardly... Staff Member

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    *facepalm*

    Wrong again, Balerion... it must be tiring to soapbox like that, so I beseech you to cease before you make a fool of yourself.

    (Q)'s ban was in relation to this post:
    http://www.sciforums.com/showthread...miracle-of-condensation&p=3164726#post3164726

    It is not permanent, and is in fact already almost a third of the way over. A 3 day ban is lenient, considering that, with the two active infraction points (Q) has, it could have been a 14 day ban, as per the infractions and ban system this forum has operated under (last updated in 2010, so it isn't a new policy by any stretch)
     
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  7. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    That puts things in a slightly different perspective.

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  8. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Out of curiosity, if that post is sufficient to warrant a ban (taking into account active infraction points), how come the post itself is not removed?
     
  9. Kittamaru Never cruel nor cowardly... Staff Member

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    Indeed, having all the facts can greatly alter the perception of an event... Balerion is continuing a standing tradition of "argumentum ad ignorantiam" and "argumentum ad misericordiam" (appeal to ignorance and appeal to pity/emotion). Red Herrings and Slippery Slopes occasionally make their way in as well... *shrugs*

    There are two standings on this, one of which is that the post, in some form, needs to be left intact as "proof" of what happened... this is a more recent train of thought given that almost every action a mod or admin takes seems to come under public scrutiny now. The other is, as you said, that it should be removed.

    Personally, even as a man of religion myself, I didn't find it all that offensive... but that's just me *shrugs*
     
  10. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

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    Personally, even as a rational person, I actually found that a little offensive on the religion forum.
     
  11. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Isn't the former rather like letting a burglar keep their loot once they're released from prison?
    Seems... odd.
    I could understand it if the "crime" is one of persistent trolling, etc, where to remove would be worse than leaving...
    But a solitary post?
    There's also nothing in that thread to say that the post led to a temporary ban, or any mod-warning at all??
    So what's to stop people copying or replying to it, not to promote the message but even just to pass comment on it?

    All seems very odd.
     
  12. Kittamaru Never cruel nor cowardly... Staff Member

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    What I would have done, and this is just personal moderator preference, would have been to leave a moderator note IN the post to explain why the person was moderated (as in, edit the post itself to add the mod note)

    Fair enough - like I said, my not being offended was just me

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  13. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

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    How are the servers?
     
  14. Balerion Banned Banned

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    Too late. I missed that completely. Apologies to Syne.
     
  15. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Read all abart it! Syne justified in banning! Shock news latest! Get yer paper!
     
  16. Kittamaru Never cruel nor cowardly... Staff Member

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  17. scifes In withdrawal. Valued Senior Member

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    I kinda like Q, he says what the others are thinking but afraid to say.
    not worth responding to, but he's the glowing lights on the airstrip, not that i've landed a plane before.
     
  18. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Ah yes, the banning of (Q). I actually missed it altogether as I wasn't even here for it.

    Alas, the image I posted was not even directed at anyone here, but was directed at the article posted about a weeping statue.

    Maybe, the image was a little over the top, but a three day ban? That's over the top.
     
  19. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    As Kittamaru said, I made it a point to be lenient with the ban length (considering active infraction points). I left the post as evidence and as example of inappropriate posting for the benefit of others. It was wholly inflammatory and did not even include any comment that directly engaged the OP (so trolling and potentially off-topic).


    Believe it or not, I am taking member complaints seriously. Thread closures will be used more sparingly, and warnings/infractions (where I do not think a simple verbal warning will suffice, considering infraction history), as in this case, will be employed. Just to let you in on my process, if he had also commented on the OP in that post (actually contributed to the on-going discussion), I might very well have merely edited the image out of the post with a verbal warning.


    And no worries, Balerion. I am developing a pretty thick skin, and the ban list does not indicate what post garnered the mod action. Honest mistake that you have commendably accounted for.
     
  20. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Lenient? LOL. That is the difference between you and I as far as moderating is concerned. When I was moderator, my forum was fine and had very little issues because I was lenient. Notice that your moderation style is getting blasted because you have no idea what you're doing and are just abusing your power.

    Must have struck a nerve, eh?

    Therein lies the problem. You need to chill.

    That would be a biased, personal view on your part making the assumption verbal warnings will not suffice.

    The image I posted said it all, there was nothing more to be added. Succinct and to the point.


    Yet, not evident in any way.
     
  21. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    No, that is demonstrable from my entire history of dealing with you. You have never demonstrated the least inclination to being receptive to any warning from me. But I will remember that, and put it to the test, next time, so you will have your opportunity to demonstrate otherwise.

    That image was an inflammatory hasty generalization that did nothing to address the specific topic under discussion other than with, at best, propaganda. All of which violates several posting guidelines.
     
  22. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    And, that history has shown you to be dishonest, lacking any integrity whatsoever. Many have experienced and commented on that fact.

    Another lie.

    The kettle's whistling is deafening.

    Yes, that would be your biased opinion based on the fact you are religious.

    Such as?
     
  23. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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