PinkFreud was just banned "by request". There is no information as to why a respected member of the community has been banned
I spoke to him and yes he did say he did it if that was worth anything. Your point here is not substantial.
I'm not his biggest fan, but I certainly would like him on the site to keep things interesting. Dr. Franklin seems to get a temporary ban about every two weeks.
Interesting? Almost every comment he gives is a one word comment. He doesn't put in effort. He just wants to be #1 because he can't be #1 in debating.
This makes the site border line-objectively less enjoyable when people I enjoy talking to are removed from the site permanently or for over a week. It is also less enjoyable having to walk on egg shells when talking to people here.
It is also less enjoyable when you try to have a conversation but the other person doesn't even bother. This is definitely the case with Dr.Franklin. I value that more than different rules for different users.
I believe we need more transparency on why temporary bans occur, as well as information on either who requested a "ban by request" or at least some reasoning.
Guess transparency would be cool. Pink was banned by request. Dr.Franklin is bad. Beg bsh1.
Permanent bans should not be shrouded in mystery.
Not a single ban you spoke about was shrouded in mystery. Pink's ban is more of a request ban then it ever was a permanent. I am sure bsh1 can re-instate the account if Pink wants it but with other people permanently banned like I think Magic he can't do the same.
Did you even read this?
There is much more detail with permanent bans yet you still state there is mystery behind it.
Let me know your thoughts on how a reform to banning should look or why it should stay the same.
I only agree on transparency but even that I think the amount is given now should be enough to know what is allowed or not allowed on the site. Everything else I disagree with you.