"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-26-2007, 06:16 PM   #11
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Well the number one reason as new member gets banned is because of spam. Established members never get banned for spam because spammers never make it to established member status.

There really is no number one reason why established members get banned. Each case is individual with its own set of circumstances. What I can say is that we do everything in our power to not ban an established member and give the person chance after change with explicit instructions on what they can not longer do or what they have to do to keep from being banned. None of us enjoy that part of the job, but it is a necessary evil to keep this place the great place that it is.
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 06:16 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
suziquzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 11,488
Send a message via AIM to suziquzie
I was waiting for someone else to ask first.... Why DO they get banned?
__________________

__________________
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
suziquzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 06:29 PM   #13
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by suziquzie View Post
I was waiting for someone else to ask first.... Why DO they get banned?
I will give you an example, but so that we do not embarrass anyone it will be a hypothetical situation.

This is just one of a million scenarios that could happen.

A member posts something calling another member a name or saying something insulting to them. A mod or admin would send a PM to the person after removing the post telling them that when they said xyz that was insulting and in violation of our community policies (which we would sent them a link to as well). We would also tell the person that if they have any questions at all then they are free to discuss it with us via PM.

A few weeks later the same member starts a political discussion. We would again remove the post and let the member know that they violated the community policies (with link again). We would generally ask them at this point to make sure they have read all the rules and again let them know that if they have any questions then they can ask us.

A little while later the same member posts another insulting remark. We would again remove the post and again PM them member. This time it would be a stronger worded PM and we would most likey say that the next time they insult someone on the public board then they will be banned for a week. We would probably copy the part of the community policies that state that you are not allowed to insult members and if you have a problem with someone then you take it to PM, report the post, or alert a staff member by PM.

The same member insults someone again. We then ban them for a week and let them know why. We also tell them that if they break the rules again after their week long ban is over then they could be permanently banned.

Again, this is just one possible scenario. There are a million more. There are even a million different ways this very same scenario could go. This is just one way, off the top of my head, that it could happen.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 06:32 PM   #14
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
No, GB, I don't envy your job. It's got to be tough to work a full time job and then to monitor a site like this which in my 3 years of prowling here has grown exponentially. Much thanks and appreciation for jobs well done by all of you moderators as I've surfed other sites and they are not nearly as well monitored as this one.
__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 06:36 PM   #15
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Thanks expatgirl. It is a hard job and there are times were all of us want to pull all our hair out and scream, but for the most part we get to deal with people like you and just about everyone else here and that is what makes it all worth while.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 06:38 PM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
And, if one reads the Community Policies one will realize all we really ask here is that everyone respects one another and respects the forum. Yes, it is a bit longer than that statement but that is the bottom line.

GB, thanks for your explanation. I know that took a chunk of time to write.
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 06:49 PM   #17
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
All I know is that this site is one of the best monitored of all---you won't find porn, rude comments, profanity (what is it with this stuff--it's everywhere?) name calling, etc. etc. and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to a teen which some of our members are. And if a member does step over the line they are informed by a Private Message to politely adhere to the policies.
__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 08:24 PM   #18
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 3,102
I was banned once from a board for arguing with a "scientist" that if you put a dry towel in your dryer your clothes will dry faster. She did all this "matter times X plus Z minus Y" crap and all I said was "well, here's some links." I was banned the next day. Apparently, Duke Power doesn't know as much as that scientist. LOL
__________________
Callisto in NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 09:24 PM   #19
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
Ive been reprimanded a couple of times once for posting something thought to be political which I did not realize and that was fine another time I was just so irritated I said the F letter not the word .I thankfully was not banned but did get the slap on the hand which was fine with me.Sometimes we are a bunch of kids and must go to the naughty corner or to Doves wood shed And sometimes we just need a little reminder.And yet if you are gracefully diplomatic you can sometimes get your point across .But not with politics for sure which is what this site is not about
__________________
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 09:27 PM   #20
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpmcgrew View Post
another time I was just so irritated I said the F letter not the word .
Say it ain't so, JP!
__________________

__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.