Pablonovi seriously perma banned? Issues with bans in general....
I've taken some pretty ridiculous bans, and there's no way to even plead a case. It seems to me that what happens is someone reports a post, and lionsfanlol just automatically dishes an infraction to satisfy the reporter I guess. I think there should a banned members forum to communicate with mods, or at least some kinda easier way for members to contact mods after taking a ban. Its almost at random it seems, depending on which side of the argument you lie on.
Also, I really think Pablonovi got the short end of the stick. We were in a politics debate, and he didn't say anything which crossed the line (he didn't say anything which you would not hear on daytime public tv numerous times), yet seemingly because of his political stance, he got the boot. And the kicker is, he took one ban for his stance, and then took a second ban (which resulted in the perma ban) right afterward for a post in which he literally said nothing additional or controversial. Its not right, what happened to him, not right at all. Maybe a mod can put what got him banned exactly (I already know), and clarify as to why it was a bannable offense. Because that really could have been anybody, and he unfortunately seemed to be the guy in the crowd that caught the bullet.
At the very least, I think if someone gets a ban, then the post which lead to the ban should be publicly displayed in the Village of the Banned forum. Because some of this stuff is seriously ridiculous. lflol, I got nothing against you personally, I'm sure you're a great person, but you're beyond trigger happy. And unfortunately, it seems people complaining about posts seems to make you just shoot away without even looking.
There needs to be consistancy, and even bigger than that I think more WARNINGS should be given. Just tell someone hey, this subject is off limits, or whatever, and give the person a chance. Because I know I'm not the only one who honestly didn't understand what they were banned for. Whenever I first I see was banned, I honestly have no clue to even which thread it was that lead me to that infraction or ban.
and please bring Pablo back, he's a good guy and a good poster, and didn't say anything out of line compared to anyone else in that thread he was speaking in. He was unfairly targeted, its not right. He's a stand up guy with some passion, that's all. Bring him back, so many of us enjoy his posts. Disagreeing with an opinion is not a good reason to ban someone.
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