Posted by Dr. Bob on June 13, 2005, at 22:44:41
In reply to refusal to listen to requests for fairness » Dr. Bob, posted by so on June 11, 2005, at 15:22:27
> I personally think people should be able to complain to you as often as they like.
Privately, or here, too? I was thinking here...
> What could we try?
> * An ignore button.
> * An "X" number of complaints rule (but IMO, not as proposed above... I'll describe separately).
> * A request that all challenges to other posts' civility be directed via Babblemail to Dr. Bob (or a deputy) IF the person doing the challenging has not tried first (civilly), to get the poster to clarify what he/she meant.
I think it's better not to be dependent on a button to ignore others. And in theory it's a good idea, but in practice posters can tire of requests for clarification.
> > Maybe I shouldn't wait for the button.
> Why not? Because of the limited time you have budgeted as the sole programmer for the site?
> What happened to "Let's continue trying to work things out"?
It's proving hard to do?
> Things that decrease access to bureaucratic remedies tend to increase the likelihood of untoward bureaucratic behavior.
I'm not sure what "untoward bureaucratic behavior" you have in mind, but I think there maybe something to be said for having to think through requests for "bureaucratic remedies"...
> ethical guidelines say public mental health forums should include the opporunity for members to report negative experiences and for those reports to be accessible to your peers.
What guidelines are those?
Reports of negative experiences could still be made here, it's just that complaints about particular posters would be limited. And reports could always be made elsewhere.
It sounds like people would rather not limit complaints here?