Hey there folks.
So it seems the time has come to set up some boundaries here at the site as discussions have exculated higher than ever. It feels like a good sign; lots of people and personalities existing here. It also looks like we may need to devise a system for dealing with conflicts as they arrive.
As much as I would like to ban Ted, or future posters like him (say whatever you want Ted, I know you will and for now I’d ask everyone to simply ignore him)
Perhaps we can come up with a system here to deal with escalated conflicts. I’ll propose a list here, and you all can chime in and we’ll have a grand ol’ discusion.
I propose we have an ordered system that looks something like this:
- Self-policing (don’t insult others)
- Report insults to moderators.
- Moderators connect privately with people and ask poster to de-escalate.
- Publically ask for conflict to end. (no more posts)
- Lock thread
- Ignore any posts by abuser.
- Exhile (ban user)
What do you think? For now, I will ask everyone to simply ignore Ted, rather than me ban him. How do people feel about this? Perhaps ignoring someone feels difficult. I know it was very difficult to ignore him after some of the remarks he made towards me, yet now I feel that if we collectively ignore him, we’ll work some cool system out for this site.
Okay, enough of me blabbing. What do you all think?