Skip to comments.FR Should Have an Appeals Process
Posted on 06/14/2008 10:03:59 PM PDT by Soliton
I have been a member since 1999. I have been suspended at least twice and kicked off "for good" once. I deserved to be suspended once.
I believe that FR is a force for good in the world. Debate between people who consider themselves conservative, right or wrong, is a good thing.
I believe that FR would prosper more, that more would donate, if they really believed that they had a stake in the site. The risk, that I now expose myself to, that you can be booted forever for speaking your honestly conservative mind in accordance with the rules, can be stifling.
I suggest an appeals board consisting of long-term FReepers with differing views. They would enforce or overturn suspensions and bannings upon review based on the stated rules. They could even levy a reinstatement charge. At least it would be democratic in the conservative tradition.
Fantastic idea! And we could make the Mods members of the Appeals Board! Wait a minute.
Before anything is decided read this again... and again... and again!
ALINSKY’S RULES FOR REBELLION
If you don't agree with a writer, point out where he or she is wrong - and stay away from the ad hominem attacks
This is seriously one of those “looks good on paper” things.
Do the Viking Kitties get representation on said appeals board?
It sounds like you have never been in the military. Fr is not a Democratic site. Just live with it and take your lumps. If the lumps are too painful, then quit. I can’t say how many times I have been discouraged, but weighing the overall score, FR is still the best.
It’s Jim’s house and we’re guests. The owner of the house can ask guests to leave at any time for any reason.
When someone throws a turd in the punch bowl they can expect to be removed from the premises. I’m not saying you did that, I have no idea what led to your suspensions.
However we cannot seize control of Jim’s house.
That's not really true or you would not be posting again.
My god, what a scary link!
It5 is a a private business and doesn't have to be "democratic". I'm just suggesting that it would grow if it was
Even if I can provide evidence and cite sources? I thought that was what debate was all about
This is a weird place tonight.
If you aren’t happy here, start your own website.
I understand and respect this. But, he wants us to contribute. I think more would if free speech, within the rules, was tolerated.
I would think in order for that to work the appeals board would have to have immunity from banning- you did say they would have differing views so I’m just picturing the discussion of whether to uphold the banning of one freeper or not leading to the banning of some on the appeals board during the process...LOL
Actually there is an appeals process now- I was banned. I waited a few months and then emailed Jim Robinson using the contact webmaster on the main page and asked him to consider allowing me to come back. He allowed me to come back so I know that appeals process can work.
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