Is imposing a 30 day ban an adult way to punish adults.

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  1. profile image49
    rebel1posted 14 years ago

    I disagree with it, You don't change your persona in 30 days, I have made no personal attacks to my knowledge. Holy cow its like being put in the "Time out" corner.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image87
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      When people act like naughty children, they must expect to be treated like naughty children

      1. rebekahELLE profile image85
        rebekahELLEposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        exactly, especially in light of using the words 'adults' in the subject heading. hmm

    2. rmcrayne profile image91
      rmcrayneposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Are you saying you were banned for 30 days, under another hubber name, for reasons unbeknownst to you?  hmm

  2. caranoelle profile image78
    caranoelleposted 14 years ago

    Time outs can be quite effective, depending on who you are dealing with.  I often times put myself on a time out honestly.  Taking time for myself, to step back and just think, before I react.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    Do we really need another thread on this?

    1. profile image0
      Wag The Dogposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.  Yes we do.  To ban or not to ban.  What was the question?

    2. Lisa HW profile image62
      Lisa HWposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      UW, lol  lol

      There can never be enough threads on this matter.  lol

  4. Flightkeeper profile image67
    Flightkeeperposted 14 years ago

    I don't understand how there can be a ban when you're posting on the forum?

  5. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    Flightkeeper, someone who is banned can open an account under a new name and last on the forums until they're "figured out".  smile

  6. Flightkeeper profile image67
    Flightkeeperposted 14 years ago

    Oh, silly me. sad

  7. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    I'm actually starting to wonder if all the Hubbers on here are actually just the same person - and that one person and I are the only two Hubbers there are.   lol  lol

    1. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I have to say, I have wondered!! I've seen actual threads, as you have, with conversations going on with various alter egos...
      talking back to each other, do they think we're stupid??

      1. Marisa Wright profile image87
        Marisa Wrightposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        No, they think they're being terribly clever and funny.

  8. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 14 years ago

    I wonder who it was?

  9. Flightkeeper profile image67
    Flightkeeperposted 14 years ago

    Don't look so innocent ediggity.  We know it was your alterego wink

    1. ediggity profile image59
      ediggityposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You got me.  I was a bad boy.

  10. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 14 years ago

    What would you like your punishment to be?  A permanent ban?  Zero tolerance won't take you far. Maybe a punishment any adult can understand: monetary repercussions.  Hubpages could increase their cut of your Adsense impressions from 40% to 50% for a month! Would you feel better then? No, of course not.

    Running a forum can be incredibly frustrating.  I can't imagine how much worse it is on one like Hubpage's where people don't even respect the ban system enough not to create fifteen new accounts to keep posting right after they get banned.  As someone whose run very large communities in the past, circumventing a ban by creating a new account was a great way to ensure never being welcomed back.

    Take the ban and grit your teeth.  I'm honestly a little shocked by how casual people are about the fact that they're posting under a new account to avoid a ban.

  11. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 14 years ago

    Everyone should act like adults and sometimes when they act like children , no offense what else can you do? A ban is better then being booted completely off of a site, would you not agree? smile

    @ Lisa HW you are to funny!!! lolololo big_smile

  12. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 14 years ago

    A simple IP ban could be assigned, then you wouldn't be able to log into any of the accounts.

    What is so alluring about this forum that people need to create new names just to continue posting?

    Lisa, I'm real, I just pinched myself to check lol

  13. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    I was banned for 3 days, I know what I did and I have apologized to the person I did it too. But it is only three days. If you are just making more identities just because you got banned then I'm sorry. but it's only 3 days...not the end of the world. And like Maddie said on the other thread you never contacted her back. If you wanted to know then talk to her, I am sure they would let you know.

  14. Rayalternately profile image60
    Rayalternatelyposted 14 years ago

    Stripping out the emotion, this seems to be what's happening.

    someone owns a web site that has functionality that allows people to contribute via forums. That same person sets rules for what they find acceptable on their property. They have a commercial interest so perhaps don't want to ban people who break these rules permanently, but rather warn them that they insist these rules adhered to in their 'virtual' home. 

    You're not being punished, you're simply being reminded that if you want to contribute to the site there are rules you need to abide by. Fortunately, there are almost countless online communities that have differing rules, so rather than bemoan your status in a community whose rules you don't like, you have the option to choose one you do like.

  15. spease profile image61
    speaseposted 14 years ago

    What do people get banned for?

  16. Maddie Ruud profile image72
    Maddie Ruudposted 14 years ago

    Please see my answers on the other thread on this subject.  No need to have two parallel discussions, so closing this thread.

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