I don't know all this user's incarnations, however there has been a member who has been banned multiple times. He or she continues to register and pulls the same stuff that previously got them banned over and over again.
It's a good philosophy, imo, to have a board where banning is the last option. Differences of opinion, drama, discussion, arguments are all part of life and often make life more exciting if not more enjoyable.
Here's the question: This user/member... they have a characteristic or recognizable attitude and their general tactic is to post "Hi" and "Heya" or something similar in the new members thread to bump up their post count initially and then to also post what I'd call snide remarks in BB Gossip and Open Chat.
I've asked them to stick to Anything Goes where, hey, anything goes. But more often than not they've replied with more venom or disrespect to other members. Past remarks have stated that they refuse to "kiss ass" and that they're "keeping it real".
Okay, where'd the question go?
There's a poll included (please vote), but the gist of it is this:
Should mods, if they recognize this individual, simply and automatically ban them or should each incarnation be treated as a new member and go through the infraction and eventual ban process?
So the choices include a) Immediate Nuking or b) Slow and Tempered Justice.
I include the following posts taken out of the context of their original thread but as an indication that more than one individual has had enough of this member, a seeming repeat offender.
I've erased the name and rephrased things to protect the person's identity, however the gist of their sentiment remains.
Note: This thread and the accompanying poll is not intended to create board policy but simply to offer members an opportunity to voice their opinion. Thank you for participating.I enjoy this site a lot! There are some very cool and interesting people here. A while back members were unnecessarily rude to each other all the time. That definitely took the fun out for me, but this place has a whole new atmosphere now. Minus the trolls.