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Bring him back 15 78.95%
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(Post Link) post #1 of 36 Old 23-09-17 Thread Starter
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Happster does not deserve to be banned especially without explanation...

Apparently it's permanent
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No idea, he's showing as unregistered - not temporarily...

He can't get on due to a banned message but hasn't been told why, can't think of anything he's done that would warrant a permanent ban
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I have no idea who Happster is/was.
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Ahh I see.

Yes he should come back.
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How do we know for sure that he has been banned?

Is there a friendly mod that we can approach who might be able to enlighten us as to what has happened?
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Not just in relation to Hapster but the AO lifetime ban policy is, IMO, excessive.

I mean you can kill a couple of folks and get let back into society but sweary stuff on this forum is for LIFE?

I know we have had this debate a lot and that the Mods get all the flack of having to deal with the issues but AO is not what it was - by which I mean a UK based and owned 'family' forum.

AO does not help itself because of all the conspiracy theory stuff that happens when something like this goes down. A brief statement to the effect that "forum member X posted a comment/joke so outrageous as to offend the sensibilities of all the remaining members on here and as such has been banned" would help stop all the speculation.

No point in voting in the poll as this is not a democracy and there is no point in trying to exclude people from the 'law' because of popularity.
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I couldn't really see anything offensive in his jokes the other day. He does seem to be the AO equivalent of Jose Mourinho to the FA with the Mods seemingly going for him at the drop of a hat.

Give him a break. AO is dying on it's feet anyway. Even his terrible jokes at least inject a bit of vitality to it.
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I couldn't really see anything offensive in his jokes the other day. He does seem to be the AO equivalent of Jose Mourinho to the FA with the Mods seemingly going for him at the drop of a hat..
but did you see the 'joke' that was removed by mods?

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Give him a break. AO is dying on it's feet anyway. Even his terrible jokes at least inject a bit of vitality to it.

^ I agree,
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I just think the worst part is that even he doesnt know why he's been banned. not been given an explanation, we don't know if it was that joke or not.
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So why all the secrecy?

As Keithy said - stop with zipped up silence. If none of us know why he was banned - how are we to avoid committing the same infraction and suffer permanent exile and/or eternal damnation?
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Transparency would be helpful.
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The first rule of Mod Club......?.....


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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.
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Guys just rest assured that the Mod team is doing its best to apply the AO rules fairly. The community is strong and doing well and I think part of it is thanks to a reasonable and pragmatic way of dealing with problems that the staff has.
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but did you see the 'joke' that was removed by mods?




^ I agree,
No, I don't think I must have. However, I was more or less online at the time they were posted so commented on the ones I did see. I wasn't offended by any of those so must conclude there was another.

Mods - For clarification re the points system; does it work like yellow cards in certain football competitions, or points on your driving licence whereby they expire after a certain period of "good" behaviour? I'd suggest that was fairer for misdemeanours.
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There wouldn't be much point in points for all offences eventually expiring even with good behaviour, if that was the case then repeat offenders would get to return every so often to show us all how cool they are by "sticking it to the man"

As mentioned above you've got to be a persistent repeat offender to get a permanent ban.
If you can't take the multiple hints provided by warnings/infractions & abide by the rules that > 99.9% of the members of AO abide by then it's eventually only going to end one way. It's a pity but fortunately it's only a select few who chose to get themselves banned, as we've seen in the past some chose to blame others & claim they'd be victimised etc. but at the end of the day the only one to blame is the one who continually broke the simple rules.

Think twice (or trice), post once & take responsibility for your own posts, everyone else has to do the same

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