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Offline Mr. Bill

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How to get banned without explicitly violating a rule
« on: March 26, 2017, 05:35:23 PM »
Spelling out a moderation policy that we have followed since the earliest days of the forum:

We may take action (including temporary or permanent banning, or restricting the ability to post) against members who are causing harm to the forum, even if they have not explicitly violated a forum rule.  In making this decision, we will take several factors into account, including but not limited to the following:
  • Are you violating ad hoc rulings or warnings that the moderators have issued?
  • Have your posts received many reports-to-moderator by many different forum members?  Are your posts occupying a large fraction of the moderators' time?
  • Are your posts almost exclusively political?  (See: The Primary Role of The Survival Podcast Forums.)
  • Are other members dropping out of parts of the forum, or departing the forum entirely, in reaction to your posts?
  • Are you Gunkid?