Okay, now it's Smoothassilk, Pearldiver and Tantrum...what's the deal with being 'banned?' What is this line that is crossed? I'm fairly new, so I am not sure about the 'rules,' though I have read through the guide.
I'm pretty new too, but here is my take. As far as I know only one of the three made an "overt" attack on someone. However the TOS agreement does mention "passive aggressive behavior". Looks like the admin is looking to tighten things up around the forums. Stay on topic and don't make or take things personal is the advice I'm using.
Thanks for your insight, C.J.-'passive-aggressive behavior' can be mighty broad!
What I see a lot of lately is what the older hubbers refer to as "trolling" and "baiting". In the former the offending hubber seems to follow a target hubber from forum to forum making comments intended to agitate. The latter is just a simpler form of the first. The hubber continually makes snide comments hoping to get an angry response. Once that is achieved the hubber reports. Silly really.
Could be an exodus if it gets much tighter.
Maybe they are all the same person or something. I dunno.
Is there a particular reason for this thread lorlie?
I mean come on people. There are 3 or 4 other threads already dedicated to banned Hubbers.
do not call a person in the religious forum a name. "no personal attacks."
I don't know where the line is being drawn but I can tell you this that the Hubteam is in the wrong with banning those ppl. YES they may have said bad words and all but hey cloverwhatever is the one starting the attacks and yet he hasn't been banned, he has TONS of duplicate work and still nothing. it's disgusting!
clover? I wonder who that is...but I wouldn't want to give him/her any traffic.
Paul said that he had been banned from the forum in one of his replies to Tantrum. You haven't seen him back gloating have you?
I do know the negativity...not the bannings...has been making me visit the forum less and less...
I'm going to close the threads talking about banned users for a few reasons. First, there are a lot of misconceptions being perpetuated in them. Second, some are started and/or continued by sock puppets of those who are banned.
We do not ban willy-nilly and we always adhere to our own rules when making a decision. If you make a personal attack (calling another Hubber a name, insulting them, etc), that is grounds for a ban from the forums. There are quite a few Hubbers who have posted thousands of times here and have not gotten banned, so it's not a difficult thing to do.
If someone says something you don't like, you can:
- report it if it is a personal attack or hate speech (or spam); we will look into it and respond accordingly
- ignore it, just move on and don't engage
For forum bans for personal attacks, the first offense results in a ban from the forums for 3 days. Each subsequent banning gets considerably longer, until it is permanent. Posting by sock-puppet accounts is not allowed and those will also be banned. We want to give people a second chance to recognize behavior that is not compliant with our rules so they don't do the same again.
Rules need to be enforced for them to have any meaning. When allowed, personal attacks can make the forums degenerate into an unpleasant pit of negativity, as several Hubbers have already noted.
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