Let's try it again
Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:10 PM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:49 PM
In the light universe I have been darkness. Perhaps in the dark zone I can be light...
Take the boat, promise me
Never to tell
The secrets you know,
Of the Angel in Hell.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:37 PM
We only ban people if they are repeat offenders, or they broke one of the major rules. Every Atomican can plead their case to David after the fact. If people can't be arsed contacting David, we can't be arsed letting them back in.
I think it's too late for most, they prob wont come back.
In future they really should ban fewer people though, seems to be happening quite often lately.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:38 PM
Edited by hulkster, 14 March 2012 - 06:40 PM.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:01 PM
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:23 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:34 AM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:37 PM
Edited by @~thehung, 15 March 2012 - 03:38 PM.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:46 PM
aka David Hollingworth, Digital Editor - Atomic, Hyper, PC & Tech Authority, PC PowerPlay "Hawkeyes pants were like the pants of a deity. Touching them I was in sudden communion with all of pantskind. The ancestral trouser crawling from the murk of time, the fierce battle pant scourging the infidel, the quiet meditation of the monks pants at dawn." - Hlass
Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:52 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:27 PM
my understanding of suspensions is that they are typically short and non-negotiable. theres no need to email David over a one or two week suspension.
i just think there may be an under explored middle ground here.
in terms of easing administrative burden, and on the visibility of justice being done.
but also because of the effects on a forum populace who can recognise a predictably finite period of time before their serial transgressor friends will probably be back. if it doesnt feel like 'forever', to those who remain, they are less likely to think all is lost and jump ship in sympathy. we are less likely to further erode some of the synergy that variously relies not so much on the people who keep acting like douches, but those around them who can forgive them their lamentable foibles.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:49 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:02 PM
"Reality does not care what you think." - Dr Richard Feynman
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:13 PM
someone is a complete arse, gets a hefty suspension, they are automatically let back in after 3 or 6 months — and perhaps quickly land themselves 1 year. boo hoo. over time, the burden of any particular bad apple on the mods and the community at large remains tiny.
result: less overall complication borne of pride and ego and the need for tail-between-the-leg (and/or disingenuous) apologies, and potentially, less nitpicking over decisions from all quarters. there would also be ample latitude for treating any person's suspension as a "non-parole period" on a case by case basis, for those circumstances where contrition is emphatically deemed a pre-requisite for that particular person's hopes of re-admission.
i am thinking of the effect on the community at large. please consider things from that point of view. many of us have a core group of favourites who invigorate the place in one way or another. when one or more of these favourites are banned, they are ostensibly dead. as in, never coming back, no light at the end of the tunnel, dead. in general, people have no way of knowing how close or how far the dead are away from getting back into David Lich-King Hollingworth's good graces (:P), nor how close or far away they are from ever trying. for all intents and purposes a part of their own rationale for staying here dies.
in closing, i think truth in sentencing reform (including the possibility of retroactive credit for time served) would do more for the forums than a second green room ever could.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:32 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:25 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:56 PM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:36 AM
Like it or not, the line has to be drawn somewhere. Take road rules for example. In theory, I can get booked for doing 61 KPH in a 60 KPH zone. My view is there should be a 10% tolerance, as speedometers only need to be accurate within 10% to be roadworthy. But if I get pinged, I either wear it or challenge it.
Just remember kiddies, there's plenty of other sandboxes on the internet to play in.
+0% to -10%. your speedo can not read higher than the speed you are actualy doing unless it is faulty or you have changed some aspect of your car to make the reading not as the manufacturer intended. like wheels and tyres of different diametre to OEM. the ADR got updated.
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