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FR Should Have an Appeals Process
06/14/2008 | Soliton

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.


TOPICS: Free Republic Policy/Q&A
KEYWORDS: appeal; banned; iwantalawyer; suspended; whiner; zot
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To: Jo Nuvark

Bumping that....!!!


41 posted on 06/14/2008 10:59:54 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Typical Whitey Gramma just like Obamies!)
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To: exit82

And so my suggestion that people will invest more in things where their interest is respected makes no sense to you as an alleged conservative?


42 posted on 06/14/2008 11:00:19 PM PDT by Soliton
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To: Lijahsbubbe

I think you & I need An Important Job Around Here Too!!!!!

:)


43 posted on 06/14/2008 11:00:45 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Typical Whitey Gramma just like Obamies!)
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To: Soliton

The answer is quite simply, no.

Respect is something we give to each other, by how we “talk” to each other on this site.

You and I have been here for many years. It we were ill served , we’d be elsewhere by now.


44 posted on 06/14/2008 11:04:28 PM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: exit82
You and I have been here for many years. It we were ill served , we’d be elsewhere by now.

I was just repremanded for using the word "hell" on the religious forum. Does that make sense to you?

45 posted on 06/14/2008 11:06:55 PM PDT by Soliton
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To: Soliton
We're doomed, we'll never make it.

Faming happens. Look at what happens when you suggest a little limitations in the franchise. You get called a fascist or worse.

46 posted on 06/14/2008 11:07:25 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Beware the fury of the man that cannot find hope or justice.)
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To: Soliton

It wasn’t clear at all- if you have a suggestion for Jim, possibly you could have emailed him privately with your ideas. The way you posted it, seemed more like an appeal to the posters than the owner. We have no power to implement your suggestions if we wanted to. I personally like this site the way it is- bumps and all.


47 posted on 06/14/2008 11:07:38 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: Soliton

It depends on the context in which the word was used.


48 posted on 06/14/2008 11:08:34 PM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: Soliton
It is very odd to me that this concept would be so alien to supposed conservatives.

Actually, Frank, it's pretty durn simple, you're trying to act like a liberal, who believes that they are afforded some special rights just because they happen by a place. Everyone on this system operates by the same rules, guidelines and overseeing.

So, yeah, it is an odd concept to conservatives, and an example of liberal takings. It's Jim's system, his place, his rules, and if you don't like it, find a place that will give you more than you're already getting here. Otherwise, act like a gentleman.

49 posted on 06/14/2008 11:08:50 PM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: Tammy8

Perhaps you could ping Jim for me out of respect, but I have emailed Jim many times with no luck.

I am not criticizing him. He gets lots of emails. I only suggested that he appoints a rules commitee, or something similar, that determines your status as an active freeper.

If he did so. I think more people would participate financially.


50 posted on 06/14/2008 11:11:48 PM PDT by Soliton
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To: Soliton

“I’ve said enough....” This is true. good nite.


51 posted on 06/14/2008 11:13:26 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: kingu
Everyone on this system operates by the same rules, guidelines and overseeing.

No they don't. There is no review process or consistancy to suspention or banning. It is arbitrary and immediate. You can't even ask why.

52 posted on 06/14/2008 11:14:36 PM PDT by Soliton
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To: count-your-change

March 2008? Welcome to FR.


53 posted on 06/14/2008 11:16:28 PM PDT by Soliton
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To: hole_n_one

I wish we had one of those toilet seat-shaped tables for our conference room.


54 posted on 06/14/2008 11:16:45 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: Soliton

I certainly have no special way to communicate with Jim Robinson that you cannot do yourself. Since he has been/is dealing with medical issues, maybe now is not the time to expect him to respond to emails or posts.


55 posted on 06/14/2008 11:18:40 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: exit82

Yeah, like bad joe.


56 posted on 06/14/2008 11:18:52 PM PDT by gost2
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To: Soliton

It’ll never work; makes too much sense.


57 posted on 06/14/2008 11:19:00 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Soliton
No they don't. There is no review process or consistancy to suspention or banning. It is arbitrary and immediate. You can't even ask why.

So, let's see, again, you're back on the liberal takings viewpoint. You want something for nothing. Pony up the dough for people to sit around and review suspensions. Probably 100k a year or so would do, to secure a board of 5 people, since it'd be just a part time job.

What? You don't want to pay that? You want the rest of us to absorb the cost? Or make volunteers do more work? We /all/ operate under the same system. We all can be suspended without any ability to ask why. We all can be banned without any ability or explanation as to why.

58 posted on 06/14/2008 11:20:38 PM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: Soliton

You are advocating anarchy, which is anathema to most conservatives.


59 posted on 06/14/2008 11:21:17 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: Soliton
"kicked off "for good" once." [excerpt]

Does that mean your a retread?
60 posted on 06/14/2008 11:22:58 PM PDT by Fichori (I'm always getting spam advertising drugs and replica watches; Who do they think I am, a gangster?)
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