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Discussion in 'Member and Staff Management' started by Kaiser, May 2, 2011.
Yea I like to always work things out before deciding to ban someone, it does help sometimes.
I still think even banning them will give them the satisfaction they want, because they could go round and start saying things like "I was banned randomly for no reason", etc. If they truly do not want to be a part of the community any more, they can just deactivate emails and just abandon the account, etc.
Yea I hate when people do that. I have had one person do that so far... saying they were banned for no reason.
I haven't had anything like this happen but if something like this did happen, I would probably just leave the account alone and wait for the user to leave. If the user causes trouble, I'll probably ban them for a month. That gives them time to think about causing problems again. If they come back and start causing problems again, it's a perm ban.
That sounds the most fair than giving them a permanent ban.. which I would do. But most likely they will continue with the drana.
Maybe. But here's my reasoning behind this:
For a game on iPod, I was purposefully trying to cause trouble because I hated the staff of that game and they get mad real easily. I went around making an offensive comment about the head admin and got ban for 30 days. At first, I was happy. Now I'm thinking, "That was an extremely stupid idea,"
Yea I see your point. People do change.
Since you own the forum, do users have the right to request that their accounts be banned/deleted and all of their content removed? What are your thoughts on this? I personally don't think they have that right as once it's posted, it becomes site property.
Delete and be done with them. Refusing to delete an account opens a big ass can of drama. We don't want to deal with that.
Yea I know it does, at first I use to do that but it really doesn't help much. Its best to ban them and get over with it.
Banning people doesnt always get rid of them.
I delete as asked to. You're actually supposed to delete/modify a user's personal information upon request in order to follow the data protection act here in the UK. Not many people know/follow that, but I always do.
I guess that depends on which country your forum is hosted in to follow that.
True. My forum was hosted in the UK (I always like to use UK hosts for forum projects so I can phone the host should the server go down or something), so I tried to follow all the laws I know of.
Thats great, better safe than sorry.
The only way I would delete a member is if I was presented with a cease and desist order. Other then that I would just ignore the person!
I think we've all had this happen before, a user gets mad and wants their account and all post deleted, what do you do?
Personally I never delete post, they belong to the forum once a user has posted them. We do have time limits on editing post, if the user waited to long, it's not my fault.
I am rather trigger happy on the ban button though, I don't have time for drama and I don't want to put the other users through it either.
I'm sort of a ban now and ask questions later type of person.
I don't make thread or have a section to showcase who's been banned, they are escorted off the site quietly
WE do not delete members at their request, ever.
That's the same thing that I do. I don't care if a user wants their posts removed because we don't do it, just take a ban and get your drama out of here. At least that's how I feel about it.