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By: ricderr , 5:46 PM GMT on April 20, 2008
STRIKING FOR AN ANSWER
To preface this post, it is not intended as an attack on anyone, nor is it a cause to disrupt any segment of the WU community. Those that I blog with I enjoy their company. Those that I do not should be afforded the same opportunities that I do and we all should enjoy these opportunities fairly.
Things are not fair and although I am not a member of administration nor do they ask for my opinions when making decisions, as a paying customer and a supporter of their advertisers I believe that I should have a right to make my feelings, thoughts and opinions known as long as I can proceed in a respectful manner.
Blogger A receives a permanent ban for violations of WU policies and comes back under another name. This person's posting mannerisms and subjects are the same and it’s quite evident who this blogger is. Blogger A is allowed to keep posting under this name
Blogger B receives a permanent ban for violations of WU policies and comes back under another name. This person's posting mannerisms and subjects are the same and it’s quite evident who this blogger is. Blogger B is allowed to keep posting under this name until this person decides to tell the truth and reveal themselves. Blogger B is then Banned once again.
Now one possible answer would be for administration to ban Blogger A and we’d have fairness and seeing that I’m not a fan of Blogger A I would guess most people will assume that is what I’m asking for. I’m not. Both Blogger A & B came back and respected the rules and regulations set forth by administration and have demonstrated a willingness to contribute to the WU community. Isn’t this what Administration wants and we must not forget that administration has the ability to read ISP’s and I expect knows the past records of A & B, so either we have a bad policy or bad administration and I believe it is the first and not the latter.
I believe that both blogger A & B should have the opportunity to post on this site and I do have a creative solution. Since time is money and an aspect of this site is to pay a dividend to it’s owners, why not ban the ISP and charge a monetary fee for reinstatement, thus paying administration for their time involved.
Please reinstate Peachtree/Amy
Blogger C has a past for posting questionable material that administration feels is not in the best interest of its site and after repeated warnings finds a picture that they deem to not be appropriate and gives Blogger C a 30 day ban. The picture though, although at first glance may be racy and at first glance may be misconstrued as a picture of a naked lady. A naked lady, without any anatomical detail showing and could as easily pass for an alien than a lady and is indeed a picture of a forearm and a thumb on a fishing reel. It’s evident to me that this is a rush to judgment on administrations part and I would have to question if negative emotions played a part in this banning.
I would ask that you lift the ban of Mister Perfect after further review.
With a growing blogging community in an effort to allow members to not have to wade through innapropriate content, administration offers a button to flag inappropriate posts. At first glance this appears to be a useful tool but it soon becomes evident that this can be used as a tool for cyber bullying. Any one or groups of people can use this tool to harass another poster. Also, it is now not possible for an offending blogger to know if the work removed from the site is against administrations policies or just viewed negatively by other bloggers and their motives might be in question. Therefore, how can a ban be effective and if the main point is to make sure blogging post fit under the rules and regulation can you truly know if it’s a violation of administrations policies? You’ve effectively eliminated the ability to question personal responsibility.
I ask that the flag button be removed and bloggers be allowed to use at their discretion and responsibility the ignore function and personal blog ban function
Blogger D posts a blog subject that could be interpreted as an attack on members of the community, however it is innocuous in it’s wording that it could be directed at anyone anywhere. In fact, although very mean spirited and contentious on first look, when defined it actually means they would do nothing because the subject matter is not worth it. Also, this blogger sets their blog to not allow comments thus making sure there can not be a blog war over the subject. Blogger D receives a permanent ban
Blogger E posts a blog with a humorous joke that uses a word that by itself has negative sexual connotations. It’s double entendre at its worst. Blogger E has their post removed and can continue to blog.
Administration should have the right to limit what content they deem offensive, however their penalty should be based on facts and not their perceptions as they may not necessarily be correct. Also, in fairness and that is a very important issue to me, the penalty should be in keeping with others meted out on this site.
I ask that administration reinstate Ihave27windows
Lastly may I say, I truly enjoy this site. I enjoy the opportunity it allows me to post my “Question of the Day” and I enjoy many people that I come in contact with. I believe that with the Ignore and Ban features that administration has established, the responsibility of “having fun” is mine. I have no excuses to say that I can’t enjoy myself on this site with the tools at hand and I feel that applies to everyone else in this community. If administration will focus on making sure people utilize their tools as solutions instead of looking for problems we will all enjoy this site better.
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