Posted by alexandra_k on March 13, 2005, at 13:08:44 [reposted on March 13, 2005, at 14:59:14 | original URL]
In reply to Re: blocked for week » Dr. Bob, posted by jerrympls on March 13, 2005, at 1:18:36
> Dr Bob - this extremely offensive post one bought the poster a week? With all due respect - Chemist was banned for 8 weeks for a much much much less offensive (if that) post. I'm unclear as to why you give some people a week sentence and some 2 months. Where can I find more info abou this??
From the FAQ:
>If I see a problem with something someone posts, I usually try to explain what it is I see as the problem. If it's the first time for them, I usually just ask them please to be more careful. If I've already done that, I may block them from posting for a period of time. How long? Usually I start with a week and double it each subsequent time. If the post is uncivil toward a particular individual or group, I may triple it instead.
So there is a 2X system for some infractions...
And a 3X system for infractions toward other posters. That can compound for subsequent infractions so you get 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 weeks etc (on the 2X system)
Currently the upper limit on the length of blocks is 12 months.
If you think either of these policies is too harsh (either the 2X / 3X system or the cap on 12 months) then please join in the discussion over on admin.
You will need to go back to a bit earlier in the thread to be able to follow it...
I have suggested the 2X / 3X system be replaced by a 1 / 2 system. And / or that the length of blocks be capped at somewhere between 8-12 weeks.
Have a nice day :-)