GTP Editor, GTPEDIA Author
- Rule 12
This should have been the end of the idiotic bickering, but for some reason it wasn't.The personal digs and attacks stop now.
Anyone ignoring this will be taking a holiday from the thread.
Not a discussion point.
I don't know why people were reporting posts from before this point given that the staff were very clearly already aware of the idiotic bickering because a member of staff had already posted about it and therefore did not need to be made aware of it with the report function, but ten people did - four of which reported the same post.
I don't know why one member decided to continue this stupidity within the last hour and then started to report the staff as well, but they're now banned from the site for a week rather than just the thread as they had been.
I've now removed 211 posts - some of which had value, but were inextricable from the mess around them - and while only one person is banned, several other posts caught my eye on the way past. I don't care what flies on social media or on other sites, you don't get to abuse other users here. I don't care if someone else starts flinging insults first, you don't fling them back. If you're calling people morons, turds, or snobs, you are in the wrong and you will attract just as much attention as the person who started it.
Let this be a global warning to everyone - especially those in that bank of 211 posts who behaved this way and don't have a warning or infraction in their inbox - that this is not and never has been acceptable here. Everyone agreed to the AUP when they signed up, and everyone sticks to it; if you don't want to, you shouldn't have promised that you would.