Posted by Dr. Bob on June 15, 2005, at 0:03:06
In reply to Re: refusal to listen to requests for fairness » so, posted by AuntieMel on June 14, 2005, at 9:17:00
> For instance, after the third time I asked you if a particular posters' habitually questioning others' posts was uncivil, and having you say "I think it's acceptable," I could no longer try to change that habit, without getting blocked... Even if that was only my third request in a year and the habitual questioner was questioning others' posts every day!
> He/she would only have to make sure he/she never questioned a particular person's posts more than twice.)
That still would be an improvement, wouldn't it?
> I see a rule like this as having a more conditions on it, like:
> If a particular poster *habitually questions (any) others' posts
> And he/she does so without first asking the other to clarify
> Or he/she was not even an active poster on that part of the thread
> Or he/she is not the subject of the post or thread
> Then that poster can be warned and/or blocked.
I understand the potential benefit of asking for clarification, but in practice, that hasn't always been welcomed, either.
I don't think someone needs to be active or the subject to have a valid opinion about the civility of a post.
And the more conditions there are, the more complicated the whole thing gets...
> whatever we do, I think the person whose post is being questioned should be notified they're being scrutinized, so that they may defend themselves.
If the complaint isn't upheld, then do they need to defend themselves? If it is, then they'd be notified and could respond (either here or by email)...
> It was my understanding that such a rule was already in place.
> 3 complaints about poster B by poster A - as long as all three complaints were deemed civil would be the limit.
> Didn't that happen a few months ago?
Did it? Can you post a link? :-)