Some of the trouble that brews about the moderating (and administration ) here at Segue comes from the lack of a sitewide banning policy.
Personally, I see some problems in having a fixed policy. Two difficulties stand out in my mind: (1) too many rules could force moderators (especially new ones) to have to refer to them before taking action (which wastes time – I’d rather go with a moderators immediate judgement and correct/review later); (2) keeping things open allows what nominal rules do prevail to change and go in new directions as guaged by the team@segue (I think, “evolve” is the word I’m looking for)
For me, banning is a prerogative of the moderators and administrators of Segue. Any provocative behaviour that increases the amount of time it takes to moderate at Segue could lead to the banning of a member. This is tricky because we often have more than one moderator overseeing a forum, and they could disagree from time to time.
I’ve started this thread because I think there is some “pretty obvious” behaviour which will get you canned. Now, in my mind, since we don’t have a hard and fast policy, the following are not Gospel, nor should they represent the “only” conditions that should lead to a ban. If you disgree with any of these, and wish to argue otherwise, please do it in this thread.
What will most certainly get you banned on Segue
- Deliberate and provocative racism
- Belligerently removing your own posts
- Hardcore pornographic images
I think this is it. But please add to or disagree with this list…