I would like to suggest that this thread
and all other matters about moderator policy, trolling etc... be moved to 'About GEI' That way arguments will not be conducted in full public view and those who do not wish to be involved in them will not have to read through these matters. This way only people who are genuinely interested in the way the board is run can will contribute and it will starve attention from posts that are there to disrupt and create divisions.
Moderators were wise to move the 'Explanation for the banning of GOM and CARBON JUNKIE, RH please address this mind boggling anamoly?????'
thread to the fringe, it was a thread made purely to bait other members. I would like to suggest that comments and discussions about moderators past and present decisions and and troll accusations should also remain the 'About GEI' section. One of the most disruptive things we have seen over the past year is threads, like the Gold Thread, become infested with all sorts of negative side swipes against other posters.
I would be very sad to see Bigtbigt leave the forum and hope that he has chance to reconsider and if he does leave he would be welcome back anytime. I would also be disappointed to see Catflap leave and I hope he can step back and realise that Goldfinger is not an enemy, he just did the best he could in the circumstances given.
The mute/suspension function should be seen as a tool for 'damage limitation' rather than a punishment or judgement on an individual. They help prevent minor incidents from escalating and give the suspended individual the chance to cool down before they post something in the heat of the moment that they may regret.
These threads below could also be moved to About GEI, they will give posters the chance to find out what has gone on over the past year and realise why board members have reached a consensus on these matters.
Freespeech, cdswamp, and commercialisation, suspension vs. more tolerance of abuse herehttp://www.greenener...?showtopic=5526
Does GEI need a Governing Council? Or new mods?, A democratic structure? Or just clear guidelines?http://www.greenener...?showtopic=7902
GEI code of conduct for posters, what is acceptable, what is not acceptable.http://www.greenener...?showtopic=7891
Complaints, Flames, OTT Postings - Collect 'em here, "Let loose ...complain about something"http://www.greenener...?showtopic=8164
GEI's Reign of Terror - Tigger-happy Mods takeover, I'm frigging tired of receiving these Emailshttp://www.greenener...?showtopic=8262
Is GEI being formally attacked by an enemy?, What are the options for survival?http://www.greenener.......c=7938&st=0
THIS IS A CIVILISED INVESTMENT FORUM, And that is the way it is going to stayhttp://www.greenener...?showtopic=7905
Inviting back... certain GEI posters, Show them the support they have (or dont have) herehttp://www.greenener...?showtopic=8248
Invitation only sub-forum(s) - any takers?, To improve S/N and concentrate on what mattershttp://www.greenener.......&hl=halcyon
Freespeech on GEI / Where did cdswamp go?, Poll : Do we want CDS back? When? After what?http://www.greenener...?showtopic=7905
Suggestions from loyal GEI-ers about the site's direction, Do you miss the FOPPs?http://www.greenener...?showtopic=8883
Edit: I Would also like to add that posters make an effort not to use words that can be read as swear words, starring out the letters is not really an effective method of making it harmless, because the onus of accurate communication should be on the person making the post and should be on them to remove any ambiguity. Thankyou.