Springer wrote:@ Torbjon...
There is nothing that formal as a required minimum number for a quorum or anything like that... AGAIN, the post ban is NOT PERMANENT, it's easily removed if the member is honestly interested in participating in the community and NOT solely there for disruption, hoaxing or scamming...
The available staff that is online when the infraction occurs will discuss it and if there is a consensus (could be 35 or it could be 4 staffers) that the offending member isn't going to get with the program they post ban the member to stop the problem. It's then up to the member to read the u2u they get, go read the thread "If you've been post banned" and deal with it.
WRT diversity of the staff, how does every continent, and just about every religion (including Atheists), and both sexual "preferences" being included sound? Pretty diverse yes?
We have staffers that are die hard skeptics (we have a couple that make Chorlton look like a wide eyed True Believer!), a couple that just know we are being visited, people who don't trust the US Government, people who WORK for the USG (an Army guy actually, but still), a "higher up" in the State of New York Civil Service, artists, computer geeks, business owners, stay at home moms, corporate executives, college students, a professor, etc... but mostly we have people who are open minded, critical thinkers who love a good, CIVIL, discussion.
I promise you there is not a better, more diverse staff on the internet.
Again, Not attacking you, I'm very much enjoying the nixon/china/tea and biscuits chit chat, but that sounds pretty much Exactly like the system that was in place during my two events.
my run in with masqua / super mod over my collaborative fiction story resulted in a post ban that was an effective Perma ban because of the Human element in that system, and my perma ban event failed for the same reason.
So I'm asking you, point blank:
Will ATS consider implementing coding into the next generation of upgrades to the ATS system that will incorporate the following safety features:
1) When the human element hits the Post Ban Button the system will automatically lift the post ban 72 hours later. The human element can decrease but not increase that amount.
2) When the human element hits the Perma Ban button it triggers the Post Ban function with a fixed duration of 72 hours, at the end of which time the Perma Ban function is carried out.
3) During Post Ban U2Us may be monitored or restricted.
4) other stuff as needed
5) bells and whistles
Somewhere else here S.O. said something like two or three thousand people had been banned, a little code like this may have 'saved' a couple of dozen or so, which I Know isn't very much percentage wise...
But one of those could have been 'the one', ya know?
And that's what it's all about, right?