any new members shouldn't have a feeling that only they are treated exceptionally badly
For the record, there's also an old thread , of someone "frightened" by the big number of bans: Lots of Banned Users, It makes me feel a little nervous...
I do cringe a bit every time someone here calls themselves an objectivist, though.
Reporting commercial / website spam is working reasonably well, but surely a delay of a few hours between registration and first post would deter these parasites?.... or alternatively make all newly registered users automatically have moderator review of posts set to on until the new member proves themselves to be a real member rather than a spammer.
I would simply like to see consistency. I realise that moderators are all individuals so, what "offends" one may not bother another but what concerns me more is that established members seem to be treated far more leniently than newcomers. This is especially true in the case of TOS 2 in my opinion, and to a lesser extent TOS 8.
I think TOS 8 has a glaring "let out clause" that should be closed :[blockquote]"All members that put forth a statement concerning subjective sound quality, must -- to the best of their ability -- provide objective support for their claims." (my italics)[/blockquote]