Post by lighthorseman on May 31, 2011 20:14:09 GMT -5
If a member is banned, for any length of time, is there actually a procedure to appeal? Just wondering. I don't know what goes on in the mod rooms, but my perception is that mods can ban and edit other people's posts entirely off their own bat, and so far as I can tell, there is no actual way to seek redress if the member does not believe the ban or other action is appropriate or warranted. I can't find anything about it in the rules, so could someone clarify please?
And if the answer is "no, there is no procedure for appeal or redress", might one ask why not, and if it would be possible to work something out?
Post by the sandman on May 31, 2011 21:51:49 GMT -5
You can ask, but there is no "official" process. If you pissed off the mods enough to get banhammered, odds are no one will care to listen to your appeal.
That said, no one gets banned for any significant length of time without mod consensus. We talk about it a lot before we give someone the boot. But generally once the decision has been made, it's made.
"Did you ever have one of those moments when you think, How the HELL did I get here? Geeze what HAPPENED to me? I was ruling the galaxy! Had a cherry new battlestation. I mean, this place had an omlet bar. A straight-up OMLET bar! Now look. My former intern's tossin me down a bottemless freaking pit. Come to think of it, my whole life has been a series of what the fuck moments." -Palpatine
It's rather rare for someone to get banned without at least one other mod being consulted either in IRC or mod room, and I keep an eye on things. For the most part mods exclude themselves from decisions related to arguments they're directly involved in.
If you manage to get banned, let alone get banned in a way that skips the standard procedures, enough mods agree that you should go that an appeal wouldn't work out in your favor to begin with. So there isn't a formal process as such.