Re: Eliminate the Permaban - Jelena
Within the closed system of the forum itself, a permanent ban is metaphorically akin to "death" within that system. Obviously, once one goes outside that system it is not "death", but it is still very limiting.
The advantage of remaining inside the closed system is that the group in that system can all interact, including individuals that provide a challenge in viewpoint. Once an individual is placed outside the system, collective interaction is usually very limited, since interaction in multiple places is not practical nor worth it for the sake of the one individual who was proverbially given the axe.
At the risk of being repetitive, in the more extreme or serious offenses the permanent solution may be merited, but I personally don't happen to think the permanent solution is appropriate or necessary for lesser offenses, even if there are many of them. Lesser penalties can suffice and give one the opportunity to cool off and improve their behavior. If there is no improvement, then each time they get penalized, which temporarily removes them from the system.
Last edited by masterclass; 04-03-2013 at 12:51 PM.