Posted by Dr. Bob on January 29, 2009, at 9:17:48
In reply to Re: » gardenergirl, posted by SlugSlimersSoSlided on January 25, 2009, at 20:33:21
> Somehow, this seems punitive.
I can see how it might seem punitive in the sense of "a penalty inflicted on an offender through judicial procedure". But I didn't intend it as "suffering, pain, or loss that serves as retribution".
> Getting PBC's off the boards actually hurts more than a public slapping of the hand. I guess if one of them results in a block, no one will even know that I'm gone. Where's the transparency gone around here?
There are pros and cons to both ways. I'm sure both can hurt. If someone's blocked off the boards and wants others to know, we can post something.
> It must be nice to be a deputy, to sanction posts made against one's self.
> if you are personally involved in a thread, a please be civil ... seems ... to be an abuse of power or unfairness due to a power differential between the both of you.
> Regular posters have to use the notify button , and hope that someone on the other end helps them take care of it, which could take a long time.
That's true, regular posters have less power. They have to depend on us, and being dependent can be stressful.
OTOH, with power comes responsibility, and having responsibility can be stressful, too. I think the deputies use their power responsibly. In some ways, regular posters have more freedom.