Posted by Dinah on March 28, 2008, at 11:52:46
In reply to Re: pulling posts » Dr. Bob, posted by fayeroe on March 28, 2008, at 10:31:33
I like the idea in theory.
And in fact practice it as much as I can. If something flares up between two posters, I try to wait a bit to see if they can reconcile it between them.
Or if I think a situation is best handled by other posters diffusing it, or reaching out, I tend to wait on that as well. Although it makes it difficult for me to diffuse or reach out myself, since admin action might be necessary at some point.
What actually happens, in my experience, is that while it works sometimes, other times I wish I had acted sooner because it catches fire and other posters respond uncivilly to the provocation and then are angry when admin actions come to them as well.
And frankly, while I understand the reasons why uncivil responses to provocation are against the rules, I don't like better than anyone else for someone to get in trouble for responding to provocation.