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Global Mod Team
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: United Kingdom
As I am sure you all appreciate we do not comment on any individual circumstances or, indeed, whether there has been any moderation at all.
It can be helpful however to repeat the procedures we have in a general way.
There is a points system in place for various "misdemeanours". 5 or 10 points can be given as well as warnings with no points. If someone reaches 30 points there is a life ban. Before reaching this point there will have been anywhere between 3 and 6 instances of points being given, discussions with the individual concerned and numerous warnings given with no points. Thus by the time someone reaches the situation where any more points will result in a ban they are only too well aware of the consequences should that happen. Let me reassure you (soolka) the procedure before a ban is long and drawn out and would not come as a surprise.
Thus - purely as an example - let's say someone who had been through the procedure described above and is therefore totally aware of their current situation, posts a joke which others find totally objectionable (and which had it been posted by anyone else would also have attracted points). Subsequently that joke is removed before many others see it, but some already had. Surely it would be hard to conceive how such a person could not possibly have foreseen the potential consequences of their deliberate action.
I post this merely to clarify and illustrate the rules to those interested.
Last edited by PaulR; 26-09-17 at 21:39.