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brook
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I think this kind of discussion is important, and I don't want to discourage it, but I do think these discussions are more productive when they're had in a calm manner. I appreciate this can be difficult with emotive topics, but it can be hard to change somebody's mind if they could interpret your tone as attacking them.

In summary: I think it would be more productive if the discussion could be less hostile going forwards.

Lorenzo Buonanno
2moModerator Comment52
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I think some of your recent comments raised valuable points but, unfortunately, too many do not follow Forum norms. Specifically, norms around assuming good faith, staying on topic, not being unnecessarily rude or offensive, and avoiding deliberate flamebait.

Some examples:

Also noting that this is your 14th comment on this thread, in a very short span of time, and your comments appear to be becoming incr... (read more)

Will Aldred
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Pinned by Will Aldred

Hey folks, a reminder to please be thoughtful as you comment.

The previous Nonlinear thread received almost 500 comments; many of these were productive, but there were also some more heated exchanges. Following Forum norms—in a nutshell: be kind, stay on topic, be honest—is probably even more important than usual in charged situations like these.

Discussion here could end up warped towards aggression and confusion for a few reasons, even if commenters are generally well intentioned:

  • Some of the allegations this post responds to, and the new all
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Lizka
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The moderation team is banning KnightSaladin for 2 months for violating Forum norms.  (You can appeal here.)

KnightSaladin’s comments on the Forum have been aggressive (using rhetorical attacks), overconfident, and uncivil — generally not aimed towards collaborative truth-seeking. Examples of things that I want to heavily discourage from the Forum: 

  • The likeliest (to me) interpretation of the phrase, “your ilk would just want to commit a slow genocide while ignoring it,” is offensive and anti-semitic. A stretched interpretation is that th
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Lizka
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pinkfrog (and their associated account) has been banned for 1 month, because they voted multiple times on the same content (with two accounts), including upvoting pinkfrog's comments with their other account. To be a bit more specific, this happened on one day, and there were 12 cases of double-voting in total (which we’ll remove). This is against our Forum norms on voting and using multiple accounts.

As a reminder, bans affect the user, not the account(s).

If anyone has questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out, and if you think we made a mistake... (read more)

tobytrem
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Hi Arturo Macias,
This is a reminder that there is a Forum norm to stay on topic. Your comment here does not respond directly to NunoSempere. If you respond more directly to a point that’s been made, then you are more likely to receive positive engagement on the Forum. You can consider this a warning from the moderation team: a comment of this type alone wouldn't normally warrant a warning, but you appear to have commented in a similar manner multiple times in the past, for instance, here, here and here.
Best, Toby (from the Forum moderation team)

Lizka
3moModerator Comment4
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Update: 

I’ve talked with the other moderators and looked at KArax’s other Forum activity. Based on this comment, their oldest comment (which is somewhat violent/aggressive), and KArax’s other content, we’ve decided to issue KArax a 6-month ban

Because KArax's early Forum doesn't seem promising to me, I'd like to see a significant change if they come back to the Forum after the ban has passed. This means comments, posts, etc. should be civil, (reliably) on topic, and honest (without exaggerations). I expect that we'd ban KArax indefinitely if we ... (read more)

brook
3moModerator Comment1
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We've banned the user denyeverywhere for a month for promoting violence on the forum.
As a reminder, bans affect the user, not the account(s).
If anyone has questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out, and if you think we made a mistake here, you can appeal the decision

Lizka
4moModerator Comment16
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We also want to add:

  1. LukeDing appealed the decision; we will reach out to them and ask them if they’d like us to feature a response from them under this comment.
  2. As some of you might realize, some people on the moderation team have conflicts of interest with LukeDing, so we wanted to clarify our process for resolving this incident. We uncovered the norm violation after an investigation into suspicious voting patterns, and only revealed the user’s identity to part of the team. The moderators who made decisions about how to proceed weren’t aware of LukeDing's identity (they only saw anonymized information).
Lizka
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LukeDing (and their associated alt account) has been banned for six months, due to voting & multiple-account-use violations. We believe that they voted on the same comment/post with two accounts more than two hundred times. This includes several instances of using an alt account to vote on their own comments.

This is against our Forum norms on voting and using multiple accounts. We will remove the duplicate votes. 

As a reminder, bans affect the user, not the account(s). 

If anyone has questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out, and if... (read more)

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