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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by madame_zora, Jan 24, 2007.
It's been almost a year- I'd like to know your opinions.
I personally think we should let him back on. He's an excellent contributor to this site in terms of his religious perspective, wit/intelligence and his overall outlook on life. And while there are many, many others here with those same qualities, everyone brings a certain (special) uniqueness to this place in their own way ... Danny not least of all.
It has not been almost a year. He has been posting here under another identity since June of last year and way recently caught and banned.
It has hardly been 24 hours.
To which end, I cut&paste most of what I wrote on the other thread. Yesterday's ban is merely an extension of a permanent ban implemented almost a year ago, which may be considered questionable.
The fact that many of us had no idea that Spoogesicle was Danny, and simply accepted him as a pleasant and insightful poster who never crossed words with anyone here in a six-month period... [says a lot], imho.
When all is said and done, he had never set out to hurt anyone under his DoubleMeatWhopper ID either, he never posted maliciously; he was simply in a bad place from which he needed to escape by 'snuffing' the ID. If LPSG is punishing people with a permanent ban simply because they made a mistake or two in life, then we might just as well all jump overboard now.
The case is clearly utterly distinct from that of a Stronzo or a SanDiego68, for example, who have been consistently malicious under all their IDs created. That has never once been the case with Danny, and is something that should be borne in mind together with the sheer volume of his contribution to LPSG in the past, as DMW.
The "one-size-fits-all" solution to implementing permanent bans seems as ill-fitting as most "one-size-fits-all" garments.
Why was he banned?
He was banned for what he did before--betraying the trust of the whole board. Deep down he is probably a nice guy who got caught up in the charade of having a lot of different online "characters", but the decision before was to ban him after his faked "death" which hurt a lot of members here. The fact that he's come back and not caused trouble is irrevelant at this point. He was banned and must abide by the rules. There's nothing to say that he can't still read the board, he just can't be a member.
Other people have been banned for various reasons and have reappeared and they are banned again. We can't play favorites here. A ban is a ban is a ban.
PS. The above post is written by Prepstudinsc the board member NOT the moderator.
Zora: You've already bitched about this in another thread; there's no need to start a new one.
The co-administrators have made a decision, which will stand, and is not subject to public debate.
I've locked this thread.