Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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RE: Warning before Banning.
That makes a lot of sense. In our case at hand, I think the moderator was successfully manipulated by a group, over a period of time. Moderating is not an easy task if you take it seriously. I am sure engatwork takes it seriously. In this instance either KV was baited or, by his predictable "raise you a thousand percent of in-your-face attitude" that included using the politically incorrect diction others used, but not as predictably, he cooperated with his set up to be banned.
But you are correct, a private warning to KV and a public admonition on the subject of using words from the lexicon of politically incorrect "cusses" (which should be explicitly identified, as the recent disclosure that "god damned" would get you banned is a new one to me) should have been tried. Not that it would have worked, but it should have been tried to make actions taken seem less like taking sides or censorship to even the field for those less willing to thoroughly document and defend their positions.
But that is just my opinion. Jim