Should the forum “mob” be allowed to run someone off?
This is a “community” of sorts. Should the majority be able to shut out a voice that they aren’t interested in hearing?
Or should we allow intentional and purposefully placed ‘contrarian’ posts no matter how ridiculous and transparent it is?
A certain amount of people ONLY come here to argue. We have had people admit in the past that their entire online personae was crafted to extract the greatest amount of outrage response. This is not unique to the UG/OG.
Back when I was hanging out behind the red curtain I asked “Why are we agonizing over the correct punishment for a poster that we ALL hate instead of putting our efforts into keeping the ones we love?”
We’ve lost alot of great folks over the years because one time, the last time, they logged on… looked around… and decided “yeah, there’s nothing for me here anymore”.
I’m not talking about banning dissenting points of view. Not at all.
But there is a class of posters that are only here to be assholes.
Why aren’t we aggressively playing wack-a-bitch with these accounts the second 3 mods agree “yeah, he’s an asshole and it’s probably ______ that we banned last week”?.