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Re: blocks

Posted by Dr. Bob on July 6, 2007, at 13:09:56

In reply to Re: Look here look here! :-), posted by confuzyq on July 5, 2007, at 11:56:59

> what about the original formula that I posted lower down in another thread:
> B = S(D*exp(-P/r) + 1).
> This formula allows for doubling or tripling as you see fit, while also being applicable to both repeat incivilities as well as first incivility. For a first incivility, we get
> B = S(0*exp(-0/r) + 1) = S.
> For the other formula, we get
> B = 1 + (SD - 1) * exp(-P/r) = 1 + (S*0 - 1)*exp(-0/r) = 0,
> which means you would have to split the formula into cases for a first offense versus repeat offense.
> Klavot

I agree, it would be nice not to have to split the formula, but currently, anyway, B = 1 for a first incivility no matter how severe...


> Note: This does not mean I am projecting any parent-child power issues on my own part onto the administration here.


> after long blocks and sometimes even several of them for the same person, the depth of any uncivil impulses that could exist upon return could be exponential. Therefore, not going as far toward prevention as you think.
> confuzyq

That's another good point, some people might become more fearful, and others may become more angry...





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