Give Federal Farmer a Vacation

Discussion in 'Shelter Releases' started by Tuckerfan, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Dude's clearly acting out based on some personal issues at the moment, but he's not such an irredeemable poster that I want to see him completely gone. Maybe give Face some time off as well.
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  2. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Face is just trolling a super-easy target.

    How long for FF? A week? Two?
  3. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Done. Currently set as perm but can be modified per discussion.

    As for Face, thoughts?
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  4. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    Unless Face has explicitly broken any rules today let him be, by authorising the name change staff basically endorsed him anyway.
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  5. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Face makes me laugh. He's gotten temporary bans when he's gone too far before, but he hasn't done so in quite a while.
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  6. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd say a week for FF with a short leash for a while and the same applies for Face. (Though I wouldn't look a perma-banning Face. FF, if he continues to be so thin-skinned might not be so lucky.)
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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    A week for FF is okay with me.
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  8. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    I edited the ban to reflect that.
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  9. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    I was thinking of a "bring balance to the Force" kind of thing. I mean, I've been happy to take jabs at FF, but I also know not to hit his buttons too hard. I mean, his river misadventure does match all the checkboxes for a suicide attempt, and while I've taken some shots at him related to it, I've done my best to avoid any that I thought could cause him to actually do the act. Not saying that Face was deliberately trying to goad him into something horrible, but I don't think that he fully considered what the consequences of his actions might be.
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  10. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    From my perspective some of what you were saying bringing that up crossed the line a little. I'd say it's better to just put this behind us now and give FF his week to chill, with a note to Face that he needs to be careful because if he does cross a line he's already been unofficially warned.
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  11. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Without delving into things like my own personal and educational experiences, let me just say that there are times when telling someone, "You know what? Go ahead and kill yourself." can be beneficial. It helps them realize that they're engaging in attention-seeking behavior and that they need to shift their focus. Not saying that I got it right, just that I wasn't aiming to make FF unstable.

    That works too.
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    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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    Do name, avatar and sig trolling count as trolling outside the RR?
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Always have, yeah.
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  14. Order2Chaos

    Order2Chaos Ultimate... Immortal Administrator

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    I believe the policy has been to grit our teeth and look annoyed as long as they refrain from posting outside the Red Room during the period in which they have that name/avatar/signature. Every post outside during that time is warnable, but we have refrained from warning prior posts, even if the name/avatar/signature change retroactively on the older posts.
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