Snow - 12:16 pm on Sep 6, 2004 (gmt 0)
Very true, but the VIPs and mods weren't really mocking the couple of members who made it on to the 'wall of shame' (I didn't start that thread by the way, it showed up after a very frustrated VIP had had enough of a particular member). The comments were/are sensible and the member that started it clearly defined what he didn't like about that member, e.g. he posts short silly posts, he keeps asking the same questions etc. etc. I found it useful to hear what others (the most valued members) felt about certain members because in these situations it is tricky deciding what to do. I agree with you Marcia that you should always be honest with the person, but sometimes a friendly chat doesn't work and you have to resort to using other methods in order to deal with that person.
The problem, Snow, is that a derisive attitude is contagious and can have a tendency to work its way out into public. And don't think people can't spot a haughty attitude - they can.