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Do people get “banned” from boards?

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Do people get “banned” from boards?

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That is a thorny issue. There are times when almost any public forum is threatened in one way or another by people who have their own agendas or refuse to play by the rules. But just like there are some generally accepted rules on how we behave in a restaurant, a theatre, a doctor’s office, there are some rules on how we expect people to behave on our boards. If they do not respect those rules, they may get placed on a list of posters whose messages will be examined by a moderator before they go up. Unfortunately, that can affect innocent bystanders whose posts may also be affected. In rare cases someone is no longer welcome at this site at all. That only occurs when a person shows a complete disregard for the rules and does not react to repeated requests to stop offensive activity. Hey, am I “banned”? Sometimes people all of a sudden can’t post to one of the boards anymore. There may be a message saying that a post will have to be approved by a moderator or something like that. Does t

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That is a thorny issue. There are times when almost any public forum is threatened in one way or another by people who have their own agendas or refuse to play by the rules. But just like there are some generally accepted rules on how we behave in a restaurant, a theatre, a doctor’s office, there are some rules on how we expect people to behave on our boards. If they do not respect those rules, they may get placed on a list of posters whose messages will be examined by a moderator before they go up. Unfortunately, that can affect innocent bystanders whose posts may also be affected. In rare cases someone is no longer welcome at this site at all. That only occurs when a person shows a complete disregard for the rules and does not react to repeated requests to stop offensive activity. Hey, am I “banned”? Sometimes people all of a sudden can’t post to one of the boards anymore. There may be a message saying that a post will have to be approved by a moderator or something like that.

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