Mon Jan 29th, 2007 at 11:09:59 AM EST
It's come up in discussion among the front-pagers recently that we
don't have an articulated policy on banning disruptive users other
than obvious spammers, which are just banned out of hand and all
their "work" deleted. We're proposing the following for persistent
grossly abusive, racist, sexist, etc comments or diaries. We'll take
into account the number of zeros and ones people get for their
- First a clear warning on the site and to the users e-mail address
approved by two or more front-pagers.
- Second, another clear warning on the site and in e-mail together
with a weeks suspension of posting rights.
- Banning from the site, which will be reviewed on request after one
If you're not going to stay minimally respectful towards people we
don't want you here. Disagree all you like, but stay within the
limits of what's acceptable.