- Aug 13, 2009
I understand an agree with you. I, and others, have been baited into responding to obvious attempts to derail threads.180mmCrank said:+100
And that's the problem.
I am assuming that for the handful of folk that enjoy the banter it's fun to do the 'he said she said' dance but to everybody else it's just irritating or boring. But the fact is that meaningful discussion gets lost and so people who might want to contribute don't bother.
So as a moderator I delete posts sometimes and/or PM people asking them to change their behaviour... some apologise and comply ... but there is a hard core that just get aggressive.
I am not a big fan of banning people I would rather that they recognised the impact of their actions and changed their behaviour. But if they don't there is no place in this forum for them in my opinion.
It is clear that 90% of this issue is the result of one, often banned, poster whose sole goal is to derail threads by posting various absurd claims. If interest in his antics starts to slow he then resorts in to PM's in a vain effort to stoke the fire.
Much of this issue would be taken care of if this often banned poster, and his sockpuppets, were not around.