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  1. Foxfyre
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    Please take this someplace else Stat. This is not the place to try to provoke Foxfyre. This thread is devoted to policy and guidelines for the SDZ. Please respect that.
     
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    This is the real issue: "But I have and will enforce rules when given authority or ability to do that." She wants to be able to control speech so that it does not allow far right and libertarian principles to be characterized as negative within a context of discussion.
     
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    No. You made a statement about debate itself, and that statement, which I find to be totally false, is absolutely cogent to this thread and this sub-forum.

    I have complete understanding for you if you are not willing to stand by your own words. Everyone can make mistakes. I'm cool with that.

    But where is it is written that 3 rules is not enough for a real debate? Care to answer? I am not trying to provoke you. I am trying to get you to finally take responsibility for your words instead of dancing in the daisies as if it never happened.

    Do you not see that you seriously damage your credibility when you make such a blanket statement, then deny it, then claim it is an issue of context and then, when all other options are exhausted, you go the "take this somewhere else" route?

    Too funny.
     
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    Ladies and gents we cannot make everyone a moderator of their thread. I'd have to manually add every member to the section and thats simply not feasible.

    I don't understand how people cannot follow a simple set of guidelines set forth by the OP. This forum was created for everyone to use, not just a select few. FoxFyre, or any other member for that matter, can create a thread that is open for a structured debate how they see fit. We're not here to judge who's thread is viable or who's is not. If you don't like the thread and/or the rules set forth by the op DON'T PARTICIPATE IN IT.

    The beauty of this forum is that if you don't like a thread because of rules 1, 2, 3,....... Start your own thread with your own rules. This is what the forum is for. Create threads/topics that interest you, implement a few rules for the debate and open it up for discussion. The USMB community deserves a forum where they can come to to get away from trolling and derailing, and this is why the forum was created. Not everyone will like it, but thats life. Don't use the forum if you don't like it.

    We're not curing cancer in here folks. This is all VERY easy.
     
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    I know that and you know that C_K, but the concept seems to be escaping some including I think even some of the mod squad who are having to field the MANY reports resulting from those who intend to disrupt or derail a SDZ thread.

    I do appreciate that the software makes it unfeasible for the OP to moderate his/her own thread with thread bans. But would it be possible instead of just making report after report of those who are there to be disruptive--that has to be terribly annoying to the mods who don't have time to read a whole thread--that the OP can request removal of an offender and that can be done provided a prescribed number of warnings have been given in the thread?
     
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    Yes, that is already in effect. If we have to come down here 3X for any given member they are removed from the forum permanently. Their offending posts will also be removed (if warranted).

    It's helps in the report if members add a note. Ex: Rule 3 says anyone using a Republican/Democrat in clown face avie cannot participate.

    That way we can look at it immediately and decide what, if any, action should be taken.

    Remember this forum will work if people take the time to report the offenders. They will either take the hint and stop being disruptive or they'll wash out (be removed) due to too many warnings
     
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    Okay, but I bet if you poll your mods, they are getting really REALLY tired of the reports. And in a recent discussion with one mod--one I respect, admire, and like without reservation--I think I was advised that unless I report EVERY violation by EVERY member, that the reports wouldn't be taken seriously? It was not phrased exactly like that but that was kind of the gist of it I think.

    I prefer to not to report every minor slip or infraction--to me that would be silly most especially when it was obviously unintended. But those who are deliberately trying to derail the thread and/or disrupt the discussion and/or pick a fight I do report. And as a result my last thread in the SDZ was locked. (It has been graciously reopened.)

    But as yet, when I have begged that an individual be removed from the thread, that has not yet happened I don't believe.

    What I suggest is the OP give the offender three warnings in the thread and make a note of the offending posts. Then on the 4th infraction, send the offending post numbers in a report and ask that the offender be removed from the thread. Possible?
     
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    wait, i have a question. is it within the rules to use quotes in your signature line? :D



















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    Sure it has happened. I got banned from one of your threads.
     
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    Hmmm. I don't remember reporting you but I don't remember most of the few reports I make. Must have been one heck of a violation. :)
     

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