Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
Has the World gone mad?
What you are suggesting is rewarding people for normal behaviour.
Has it really gone that far that you feel incapable of moderating the forum without a carrot dangling on a stick to entice people to behave themselves.
1. Decide what the rules are going to be and set them out clearly for all to see.
2. If someone breaks a small rule, issue them with a warning. If they break it again, ban them forever.
3. If someone breaks a serious rule then that's it, ban them there and then forever.
It's this nicey nicey approach where threads get closed and no action taken, that has left the forum in the carp state that it's currently in. I think the problem is that SI don't want to ban people because they are their target audiance, and alienating potential customers is just plain stupid. Well SI need to decide what they want to do and then do it.
I've lost count of the number of times in this thread where people have said that the only thing that needs to be done in here is enforce the existing rules.
The nicey nicey approach will not work.