I have seen that you have announced Cody Christian as a character in our season 8. Since yesterday i have decided to make Cody a recurring character who is a student at Elphame Academy as well. So i hope there's no misunderstanding here...Is it okay for you?
About your comments in this thread: The use of abusive names to belittle or humiliate another person is not acceptable on this wiki, in any way. Our forums are a lively place where things can get heated, I totally understand that, but calling someone a "jerk" is way over the line. Normally, I would just give you a warning, but I've counted the number of times you resorted to insults and it wasn't just one time, it was six:
1) "Some people actually still like this show and will defend it when you're a jerk"
2) "If you can't handle that, don't be a jerk"
3) "You were a jerk"
4) "You have been a jerk several times"
5) "You're a jerk"
6) "Nope. You're still a jerk"
Therefore, I have no choice but to block you for some time. You have been blocked for seven days; one day for each namecalling, plus one extra. Please learn from this.
I fully expected and, actually, intended to get myself banned, so I have no issue with that. However, I would like to respectfully recommend that you change your reasoning as to why I was banned. I would recommend:
Or maybe something about the fact that I don't regret this at all. I'm not sure how to phrase that one, though.
My reasoning being that jerk is not actually a name to belittle or humiliate; I didn't intend to use it abusively, either, but the dictionary definition ("contemptibly obnoxious person") could be taken that way. I meant to use it to point out his behavior in calling people morons (which is equally if not more abusive, belittling, and humiliating) and constantly stirring up arguments when people disagree with his opinions, as seen in that thread and this one (I think all of the messages on the latter were deleted, but I also think admins can see them, right?) Furthermore, he also called me a jerk, so by banning me for calling someone a jerk while not even reprimanding him after he called people jerk and moron seems a bit hypocritical.
I was going to give him a warning, but I see that Utter has already blocked him for a few days for forum violations, so it would be kind of superfluous now . As for the rest: I'm sorry, but you crossed the line by repeatedly calling him a jerk. My reasoning for blocking you stands firm.
About the comment that you added to Hook's article ("Hey, please read the comment policies (or the text right above the comment section.) This kind of thing isn't allowed."): Please note, that according to our policies, warnings are to be made by staff members. (The sole exception to this is any content that insults or slanders a user personally.) I appreciate that you're trying to help, but minimodding is not allowed. Please remember this in the future :-)
I wasn't trying to issue a warning, I was just informing him of a policy he missed before he ended up in enough trouble to get a warning. Hence why when he continued to make the same mistake, I didn't continue. I attempted to phrase it in a way that made that clear but re-reading it now I see that I didn't do that very well.
Out of sheer curiosity, though, do you happen to know why that policy was created? It seems a little weird and counter-productive to me to ban users from informing other users of their policy-breaking and I've never seen a similar policy on another wiki, so I'd like to have a better understanding of it so I'm less likely to accidentally break it (and possibly to suggest implementation of a similar rule on other wikis if the reason makes sense to me :P)
It's okay, I know you were just trying to help :-) As for your question: It is about overstepping authority, and is in fact a rule on many wikis. It is better to leave these things to staff, because different people say different things. If everyone was free to do it, we could reach a point where people don't know what rules to follow because so many different people say different things. We want to avoid that kind of situation.