As a user of SI since 1996, I choose to use SI for my current and only board Moderated.
I specifically started the board as I could ban those that upset the apple cart, and not disrupt a great group of investors in thier desire to carry on a great running conversation without it being disrupted by NOISE. You want Nosie Go to Yahoo Finacial Boards. That's why I came back to SI to Start my Board, Where myMembership Is Grandfathered In ( Thank You Old SI Management ).
Now I'm left with no control with my request to ask someone to behave, there's no Penalty for non-compliance with board rules.
We have a friendly board, and people with unfriendly attitudes are not welcome...
Debate until your blue in the face, but be friendly.
This appears not the Site I help Build a Reputation.
Banning is not a toy, if SI Allowed Moderators to Ban, that should have come after a through discussion about the Good and Bad points of such a Serious Policy. One does not implement such a policy on a whim.
If the Banning Policy is being abused, Then ban the abusers, Moderators or Not. Re-write the Site S/W Code surrounding banning, with forethought as to how it can be monitored and Rule Based, but don't take away our only power to keep peace and harmony on my/our Boards.
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