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GeneralRe: Not receiving e-mail notifications PinprofessionalNagy Vilmos9-Jul-13 4:55 
GeneralRe: Not receiving e-mail notifications PinadminChris Maunder9-Jul-13 5:04 
GeneralRe: Not receiving e-mail notifications PinprofessionalMaimonides11-Jul-13 5:28 
SuggestionAbuse of Power? PinmemberPB 369,7839-Jul-13 2:49 
Do we really want to ban people for telling bad jokes?
Please see this post[^]which got the member banned.
Now I don't particularly like the bad jokes that blight the Soapbox but I don't think the intention of the report message button was to remove members who post them, which is what happened in this case. One poster has admitted in that thread that when he reported it he didn't think it would get the member banned, but I suspect the rest of the reporters knew that would be the result(and I reckon I could name them).
I thought that the idea when the down-voting was removed, was that if we didn't like something we should say so by replying to that member in order to educate them in the forum protocol, this has also happened in that thread but people still felt the need to remove him. The reporters will say that he has been warned before and didn't listen, but I think he is genuinely trying to fit in and his only crime is to post rubbish jokes - not really a banning criteria and a 'crime' that many others are guilty of in that forum, but they don't get banned.
When the remove power was in the hands of the admins, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have removed him, so we shouldn't remove him either. After all he marked his post with a joke icon, so members who didn't like his previous jokes could have just passed on by without reading it.
Is it worth reminding the people who reported it what the report button should actually be used for?
GeneralRe: Abuse of Power? PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon9-Jul-13 2:51 
GeneralRe: Abuse of Power? PinprofessionalNagy Vilmos9-Jul-13 3:03 
GeneralRe: Abuse of Power? PinmemberPB 369,7839-Jul-13 3:08 
GeneralRe: Abuse of Power? PinmemberPB 369,7839-Jul-13 3:06 
GeneralRe: Abuse of Power? PinmentorKeith Barrow9-Jul-13 3:13 
GeneralRe: Abuse of Power? PinmemberNithin Sundar9-Jul-13 3:24 

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