With the latest release by Mike, the moderation team has access to more control over the permission system. Among them is to ban people from creating forum topics and posts, as well as restricting their access to part of the debate sections. Moving forward, the moderation team believes that it would be beneficial to temporarily revoke permission from one side of the site instead of a full site ban. The advantages the moderation team sees with this are as follows:
1) We believe it will loosen up our moderation grip. There have been some complaints about being too heavy and we want to loosen up our grip some.
2) It enables people to finish up any debates they are currently in and not worry about forfeiting.
3) Even if a user is banned from the debate section (ie voting, creating debates, etc) they will still be able to publish arguments
This is an open discussion and we want to run this policy by you guys.