spaceranger wrote:@kyricom, First a warning is issued (forgivness1), next violation a temporary ban then reinstatement (forgiveness2 or call it parole if you wish), next violation a longer ban or if the violation is severe a permanent ban (strike 3 no forgiveness). Part of a moderator's work is to protect members on this family oriented site from abuse and attacks from others. Members were abused (as well as mods who are members too). This isn't a penal institution it's a recreational site even so opportunity to "reform" was given and the behavior only worsened. It's easy to quote a famous saying or to turn the other cheek, frankly...I've run out of cheeks.
Forgot something here...
We did allow him back later on, username 'Gayart'.. and result: another ban!
Every mod we have turned both cheeks and we all got slapped in the face. Do not tell us we do not give chances over and over: we do! But somewhere the insults to members, mods AND pxleyes have to stop.
Like Spaceranger said we have a long list with insults and complaints, a member who had 163(!) insults posted in a row, on his/her profile, members who got insult over insult being called the F word and the C word over and over...
Kyricom and others: I really do respect you all and what you are trying to accomplish but you do not know the whole story and you look at it from the wrong perspective. There is a point on which you can say "this wasn't said in a rage anymore, it's plain attacking".
We are not running a government who's sending someone to jail for life, this is a plain and simple website where people come to compete with photo's, photoshop skills and so on (it's a site like millions of others, not a life depending need) which should be fun for all members, all we basically ask is respect for other members (in rules and behavior), and if we (as mods) have to kick someone off every now and then because he-she can not behave according to normal behavior, even though he-she has been warned over and over, he-she can just go and find another place to hang out.
We did turn 2 cheeks (and more) what more do you want?