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Comment: no consensus for change



I think we need a warn log for chat. Some users seems to get heaps of warnings but are never blocked because

A) They don't do it in front of the same mod twice, at least not excessively
B) The mod will forget

I just think it will help "weed out the chat idiots" like that other forum is aiming to do. --Berrybrick (Talk) 19:41, June 19, 2012 (UTC)

Oppose - I say this at least a couple of times per week, but this isn't what warnings are for. If someone is disrupting chat, mods can give them a chance by telling them what they are doing wrong and not to do it anymore. This isn't a strike against you, this isn't a "warn 1" which leads to a "warn 2" and then a kick and ban. This is a common courtesy way of telling people to not do something. If someone is repeatedly disrupting chat, kick them. If they come back and do it more, ban them. We do not need a log of warns which:

  1. Defeats the entire purpose of warnings by making it look like a "first punishment" against the person. We are a wiki, we don't punish people because we can't.
  2. Discourages good-faith users who didn't mean to do anything wrong, and who now might be banned for making another mistake.
  3. Serves as a wall of fame for trolls who are here to disrupt chat - seeing their name on a list just feeds them to do more.

So yeah, not a big fan of this idea. ajr 16:20, June 27, 2012 (UTC)

  • Kinda per Ajr, but also because no one is going to actually fill it in and because most warnings are minor, sort of things which people will usually not do again, and if they do they just get banned anyway. ~ CJC 16:33, June 27, 2012 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE- I 100% agree with Ajr. Darth henry Talk Pain sig! - Burning eyes! 13:01, June 28, 2012 (UTC)
  • Per Ajr. Aren't the chat logs good enough for recording disruptive behavior? 75.0.181.176 17:39, June 28, 2012 (UTC)
  • I must say Ajr took the words out of my mouth. 100% agreement with Ajr. klagoerRollinglaughingsmileyname that user 19:40, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

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