Joined: Oct. 2005
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|A few people this year have complained about my terrible moderation, either in threads or in PMs. While nothing bores me more than discussion of how oppressive and demented my decisions are, I heard a great line on Colbert that, if you have to criticise me, at least use humorous lines like this one Colbert made about Brian Williams:|
"I wouldn't let him moderate a hobo fight."
I think you do a thankless job well.
I just wonder if it might be fairer to have some lesser sanction than a lifetime ban for errant posters, such as suspension for a period. Maybe even banned posters could be reinstated on appeal with an undertaking as to future behaviour.
I appreciate the number of bans here is minuscule, but it does allow offenders to play the martyr. One reason for raising this is I have been having a chat with Larry Fafarman <a href="e://alanfox.blogspot.com/2007/03/for-david-springer-to-get-down-in-mud.html" target="_blank">here.</a>
*dons helmet, ducks under parapet*
Larry is not being honest with you about how he got banned from Brayton's blog. See <a href="e://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2006/05/wont_the_real_dave_fafarman_pl.php#more" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="e://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2006/05/the_real_dave_fafarman_reveale.php" target="_blank">here.</a>
Larry is about two steps away from being one of those people who stands on traffic islands yelling about the mind-control device the CIA planted in his brain. That's why he's banned everywhere.
There were several street preachers when I was at NCSU. Now that I'm around UNC, there are also street preachers. Some the same (Gary, who's kind of famous), and some are different. But the nuttiest guy I saw, was preaching to a Jeep. A parked Jeep. No people in it. A Jeep, parked on the side of the road. The guy was preaching to it. Aggressively.