I'm not sure I agree with the length of the suspension given brenna.
It'll take some searching, but I do believe she's mentioned previously that she cannot tell the difference between a capital and lower case letter. And as admin nem mentions, brenna has mentioned previously that she doesn't need/want to be scolded for not using capitalization. What other reaction can one expect from brenna aside from extreme aggravation?
Could she have expressed her anger better? Sure. Does her post demand a 12 hour suspension? No.
If anything, also suspend mark for goading. Seeing as how he's responsible for unleashing the ad hominem. Also, his post doesn't fall in with AdminQ's warning:
Either contribute to this thread through reasoned discussion of the OP, or refrain from posting. No more warnings
. His post adds nothing to the debate. So why is he not suspended?
Could she have expressed her anger better? Sure. Does her post demand a 12 hour suspension? No
isn't clear enough. I was arguing for reducing the suspension. It seemed to me to be an overly harsh punishment, especially given that Mark24 wasn't suspended (that I know of) for adding nothing to that debate (precisely what AdminQ said would get people suspended).
ABE: just looked for the suspension thread and saw mark's name mentioned.
Um, if you'll pay attention, he's been able to post again for a short while.
In fact, check out his thread on the lack of evidence for adenine on the murchison meteor.
He got suspended for a week because he asked mike the wiz to post a new "summary" in a now closed thread while he was suspended. Admin moved that to a month after he was suspected of arguing yet again through another poster. After finding this wasn't the case, the suspension was reduced to the original week. The original suspension (1 day, as I recall) came because after giving a "summary" in that thread, he continued on debating after have been told, expressly, that people were to only summarize (the thread had but 12 messages left and was very active)
People are suspended for not following the rules, longer for brazen flouting of such. Asking someone to debate for you, while you are suspended, is but a variation on creating a new profile while your original is suspended so that you can continue to debate. It shows an immense disrespect for the rules, and as such, should be treated harshly. Anyone doing such deserves this.
By the way, the forum software allows you to change your name. So the example of Vashgun's multiple names (or say, Jon's massive number of names) isn't valid.
Try rob, or cold foreign object. Rob was at one point scottness--but as a totally different account that was later merged. Cold Foreign Object was Herepton, but Ray (Herepton) started the CFO as a totally new account that has now been merged.
Did you ever try joining up from a different internet connection?