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Thu Aug 23, 2012, 01:54 PM

New policy discussion regarding individual and group insults [View all]

There are several terms that have historically been thrown around in the Guns discussion forums on DU. Until DU3, however, the moderators were able to clamp down on them when alerted on because these terms were recognized as group smears.

However, with the retirement of the moderator system and the deployment of the jury system, it has become de facto policy that terms that would have been deleted by mods all too often stand the test of the jury system, which largely seems to regard this group as a lost cause for civility and/or a festering pit of right-wing trolls.

As the Group Host, I can lock original posts, but I can do nothing for replies that contain such terms.

However, one thing I can do is ban and un-ban members from the Group.

The question for Group regulars is this: should we produce a list of offensive terms to be banned from use in Gun Control & RKBA, and should I suspend offenders for periods of time as punishment for using those terms?


This would require members to send DU mails identifying the locations of such language use.

This would also likely require at least one more Host, in order to be able to respond in a timely manner.


I would like to open the floor to discussion, including a list of terms that would be disallowed and degrees of punishment.

Regards,
Krispos42, Gun Control & RKBA Group Host

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