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Author Topic: Request for un-banning re: SHARK.  (Read 2052 times)

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Re: Request for un-banning re: SHARK.
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2022, 07:12:39 PM »
So what about a cool down ban of like 1 week or even 1 month? What’s the rationale on 0 to 100?

The “he’ll do it again” argument doesn't hold water if this is his first ban after posting here 16 years. My gods, 16 years and one slip up and gone? How is that fair?

I get that you want to protect that thread, but there has to be a common sense middle ground.

I get that. And from here on in I'll consider temp-banning long term members who do an off-topic posting offense. But with Pat and Shark I'll need to hear from them before they get unbanned. Both were aggravated by repeatedly ignoring countless warnings over the years, and specific warnings to them.

Since, for what they know, their participation to this forum is over, they need to know that they can contact you, and how.

I don't have other ways to reach them outside this forum. If someone can, then they should be advised that they can talk to you. Also, can SHARK and Pat PM you even if they are banned? If not, what is the best way for them to contact you?

Well, for example, Shark just sent an apology letter to Spinachat, and he sent it to me via the "contact" tab on theRPGsite.
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Re: Request for un-banning re: SHARK.
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2022, 07:16:44 PM »
To be clear, there is NO EXCUSE whatsoever for off-topic posting of any kind in the main RPG forum.

Dude, absolutely everyone here and every forum I've ever been to--with the possible exception of technical forums (where people only go to ask for help with technical problems)--makes off-topic posts from time to time. You yourself even posted a clip of Bill Blurr at the Steven Jackson thread saying "Bill Burr's view on the topic is similar to my own.", which was not only off-topic, but also political. I refrained from replying cuz any comment I made related to it would've been political as well.

We could probably pick any three threads at random off any page on this site and find loads of off-topic posts. Off-topic posts are commonplace.

Not every forum has people intentionally trying to derail threads by moving them in off-topic directions.

The thread you're talking about was a thread on the subject of Abortion.

But yes, some off-topic posts will naturally happen. The problem is when two or more people jump into a massive debate about something utterly off-topic, or when a brigade of people get on the bandwagon of posting some off-topic thing (a meme, a joke, talking about weightlifting, whatever) either out of idiocy or to intentionally hijack the thread.

The Woke Gaming Companies thread is especially important, and it is also especially vulnerable because the leftists HATE it and want to try to render it useless. I will NOT have people doing off topic posting there in particular. I am generally not going around looking for off-topic posts to ban people with, but on that thread I'm way more vigilant because I know there's tons of people whose goal it is to make that thread useless.
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Re: Request for un-banning re: SHARK.
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2022, 10:30:44 AM »
Greetings!

Thank you, everyone here, for your encouragement, appreciation, and regards for me. I am humbled by your praise.

I confess, that I am quite moved and surprised. I am also grateful. Such loyalty, sincerity, and generosity is remembered by myself, and deeply appreciated.

It is indeed good to be back here. I have missed you all my friends!

Semper Fidelis,

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