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post #81 of 90
Look, the automatic gainsaying of anything Mr. Scates says isn't an argument...we paid for an argument!
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post #82 of 90
The mods and admins have discussed the matter privately and we have decided to enact CosmoNut's suggestion.

Bad behavior in AppleOutsider will (under most circumstances) get you banned from AppleOutsider only. That should give the offender the freedom to use the PM system and participate in the rest of AppleInsider. Optimistically, the ban from AO should open the offenders eyes to the fact that political debates are not an essential part of AppleInsider, maybe even getting the offender to participate civilly in some *gasp* Apple-relevant discussions.

Repeat offenses in AO or any offenses outside AO while on the above mentioned probation period will lead to a temporary ban from the entire site.

Upon any third offense or at our discretion, the offending member may be banned permanently.

The moderators and administrators will decide on the length any ban at the time of the event. Most often, this period will range from three days to a week.

Registering new or using additional accounts to circumvent any of these restrictions will be considered a hostile act and may get your IP addresses permanently banned from AppleInsider. Any such extra accounts will be deleted.
post #83 of 90
Brad and other mods/admins. Good decision. Just because someone is an ass in AO doesn't mean they can't be good outside of it. Good luck.
post #84 of 90
torifile...ever the optimist.

But seriously, that's probably as good a solution as any. Three chances to not be a dick, and their first one only tosses them from AO - where the majority of the dickosity occurs - so that's cool.

Anyone getting permanently banned under this very clear and reasonable rule is indeed quite the idiot.

Good luck, everyone. I know a few will rise to the challenge, I'm sure.

post #85 of 90
All the mods unanimously voted for the idea. Except Amorph. He's a commie terrorist.

::ducks::
post #86 of 90
Wow!

I'm just so honored that my suggestion is becoming POLICY!

I'd like to thank the Academy....

Living life in glorious 4G HD (with a 2GB data cap).
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post #87 of 90
Quote:
Originally posted by LoCash
All the mods unanimously voted for the idea. Except Amorph. He's a commie terrorist.

::ducks::

So much for "unanimous" then, eh? Serves him right for being productive in the real world instead.

[fixed typo after about 6 hours]
post #88 of 90
Well the new rule should be interesting. Already I see that my thread regarding Rwanda was sidetracked and eventually locked...one member even calling another "ASS" and "douchebag". Nice. And it was a good topic too.

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post #89 of 90


See? SEE?!?

Man, at this point I'm totally convinced one could start a thread in AO about nursery rhymes, bunny rabbits or favorite flavor of ice cream and it would STILL turn into a flame-fest and full-tilt dickathon.

Jeez-louise...

"Oh, the cow jumped over the moon, huh? Only because there was OIL in it and the cow was a Haliburton contractor, assbag! The cow acted unilaterally. And if the dish and the spoon want to get MARRIED after running away, well that's their RIGHT! How dare the courts deny this to two consenting, loving utensils!"
post #90 of 90


AO... ohh AO!

People go there just to pick fights.
That's what AO is for.
To keep the riff raff away from the rest of AI.

Ohhh AO.

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