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Bad Forum Etiquette = 10 Day Suspension

jrees's picture

People making personal attacks on other users of the House & Home Forums will not be tolerated. We will be putting a 10 day temporary ban on user accounts of people that like to be mean. - Repeat offenders will be banned permanently.

Please remember this is a Home decorating forum, for family viewing and not a place for bickering and personal attacks.

This is a new policy that we're trying to make sure everyone has a good time here.

There is a "report bad post" button for everyone to use, if you feel that someone is being misogynistic or making personal attacks - hit the button!

- I'm very surprised i dont see more "thank you" post in this thread, as many many many people have complained about people being meanies.


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philb's picture

julianne v. wrote:
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]I would also like to see a list of the banned members and the reasons for banning. JMHO

Here's a question, PM's can the H&H moderator read them or are they completely private between members?[/FONT]

I'll address these two points.

Firstly, we will not be listing banned members or listing the reasons for their ban. This is nobody elses business other than the forum team or the member involved - it will only serve for more "ammunition" toward the fighting and bickering that many seem to prefer to use this forum for.

Secondly, the private messages are private. The administration staff have no "moderator" access to them and they are not policed or monitored in anyway. Because we (House & Home) do have the data, we CAN access it in the extreme case of a law enforcement request or something of similar authority, but we do not and can not moderate these messages.

I hope this clears those points up.

jrees's picture

This 10 day is a new policy, that we will be using from now on. - users that have been permanently banned before will remain that way. - A Temporary Ban means that you cannot post on the forums for the amount of time we've set in the ban.

jem007 wrote:
It has been over 10 days since some members have been banned. Are those users being given the same temporarly ban 'courtesy' as these others ? If not, why?

What is the difference between a temporary ban and a ban?

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