**NOTE**...for those replying in my discussion, please keep it respectful and clean. The purpose and point of my disscussion here is to encourage re-consideration of current website policy relating to bannings, and to possibly in the future include a warning at the time of violation prior to ban. As well as, to implement a policy of which the length of ban is fair based upon severity of violation. Lastly, to point out the benefit of the most recent bans not being worthy of what is lost to the website by comparison. Thank you in advance for keeping any discussion & debate replies respectful. :)
I don't participate in many websites, as I'm very selective, haha. However, I've visited several over the years, and do participate in a major NFL Chiefs website, etc..
I understand that rules and policies are very necessary, considering human behavior, personality clashes, conflict with culture differences, and so on. People naturally will not get along, and drama or conflict is a reality in every aspect of our lives...family, work, school, public environments, including the internet. I also understand these rules and policies must be enforced fairly and religiously in order for them to be effective.
That said, the majority of public websites enforce levels of punishment depending upon severity of violation. There are typically warnings issued prior to being banned, at least one...followed by levels of banishment from one week to a month, a year, or permanently...depending upon severity and repetition of a member violating rules.
I don't know if Angel, Theresa, or Tangie were warned or not, possibly. However, what I do know is this...
All three of these most recent banned members contributed to this website in positive ways of far greater value than not, and of value exceeding any benefit of their not being allowed to particpate with permanent banning.
They are missed of course by friends, but more importantly is what will be missed on the website of priceless irreplaceable value without their participation. The first to note and consider of priceless value were the contributions Angel made with habitually posting news, updates, information & knowledge relating to Kid Rock, TBT, etc.. Theresa's priceless contribution to the website was through her remarkably artistic, creative, and unique published poems and stories. Additionally, each brought much personality and interesting character to the website through their senses of humor, rhyming talents, etc..
I also know, that though a website has thousands of members, only a fraction will participate loyally on a regular basis contributing to the website...which the three banned members did do, also of priceless value in my opinion. The fewer members a website has, of which participate regularly...the more boring and mundane it shall become, and interest overall will eventually be lost with interaction among only a few.
It's also a proven fact, that some conflict is healthy and vital for a successful website, though that conflict indeed should be, and can take place among members respectively...without explicit name calling, and so on. Conflict also draws interest and participation naturally...we humans can't seem to avoid it, haha. This of course is why reality show ratings shoot through the roof, as well as soap opera's, lol.
I don't know if the banning's of Angel, Theresa, and Tangie are permanent or not, but I certainly hope not...as the entire website will suffer as a result in various ways. The ladies certainly without doubt violated current policy and therefore were deserving of their bans, but in my opinion, of which may be of little to no value...a temporary cooling off period ban would've sufficed as punishment in this case. I did read the drama discussions in question, so am voicing my opinion with facts & knowledge related, rather than not.
If possible...it would be appreciated if banned members positive contributions, such as comments left on personal pages...were not deleted along with the member. For instance...Theresa and Angel both had left comments on my page, of which I considered very sentimental. They're now gone permanently. I did nothing wrong, yet with those comments removed...I was punished to some extent as well. Theresa's poetry and stories are gone with her page deleted...I typically read poems and/or stories on her page often when I visit KRC...some of which I found emotionally beneficial, through initiating thoughts in various aspects...as reading such can sometimes sooth ones soul. I've lost that benefit now with the website too, as a result of Theresa's banishment and her page being banned right along with her.
Concluding thoughts...every one of us has the capability to find ourselves caught up in conflict or drama. However, I know for a fact that it is possible to make ones point, or criticize anothers point, debate a point of view, and so on...respectively, without it having to violate policies. It may take more effort, but in the end it's worth it to oneself, and to everyone else. We all suffer when members are banned, that are our friends, and/or contribute in priceless ways with our finding enjoyment in coming here. It's unfair to those of us who did not violate policy when we lose due to others...keep that in mind when you find yourself wanting to attack in ways that violate policy...you're hurting many indirectly.