maximillianos - 3:49 am on Jun 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm trying to see if I'm taking the right approach to how we moderate our site(s).
We run a pretty tight ship in regards to being respectful to one another.
Occasionally we encounter a member who goes off the handle due to a comment being removed:
"%#$$ this site. This place sucks."
"%##@ the admin."
Over the years we've been extremely patient with folks... We would dole out 1 week penalties, etc. I'm growing tired of all that. Lately I've just been removing the "poison pill" members who just seem to want to rally everyone against the site.
They cry freedom of speech when they can't make fun of someone else's unfortunate situation, or because they can't call someone's post useless and a waste of space. We have a great team of mods that work hard to keep things respectful, and we have tried to have patience over the years with the overly-negative members... but I'm losing my patience. I've started cleaning house.
Have I gone over the deepend? It has gotten to the point where just one "F#X# this site" gets you instantly banned.
Am I being too harsh?