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### (Closed) Discussion to create a process to un-ban members ### [View all]

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On November 3rd of this year, member "rDigital" was blocked from the Group due to an original post in which s/he posted a poll asking if gun-control advocates were Holocaust enablers.

rDigital immediately petitioned for reinstatement (the first to do so), but I felt that the impending Election Day and the associated confusion, plus the jubilation of Obama's inevitable victory and our schadenfreude of the right-wing meltdown, would not be the best time to work on this.

Plus, I noticed that a time-out period of a couple of weeks gives Group regulars a chance to see how things were without rDigital there, and could decide, among other things, whether the Group is better with or without him/her in there.



Since rDigital is the first member to petition for reinstatement, we're establishing a precedent here that I hope will be followed in the future.

Here is how I would like it to work, and I would like some feedback on this.

The members of the Group will debate the following in a thread:

  • Whether the blocking offense was justifiable in the first place (does it need to be reversed because it was unjustified?)
  • Whether the blocking offense is forgivable


While I would hope that the debate would stay only on those two points above, I am reasonably sure that the following points will be debated as well:

  • Whether the member was a productive regular of the Group
  • Whether the member participated in a positive fashion in the Group
  • How well-liked the member was among the members and sides in the Group
  • The general history of the member in the Group


After a set period of discussion (I'm thinking a week) I would lock the thread and open a polling thread for a final vote with a very simple question "Reinstate? Yes/No" and hold this open for a set period (say, a day).

At the end of the polling period, majority rules.



Opinions?

I'll let this float for the holiday weekend, and pin it to the top on Monday.

On edit: changed "banned" to "blocked". -K

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