Krista - posted on 06/14/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
If a poster has a particular pet cause, and keeps dragging it into a completely unrelated thread, the post in question WILL be deleted, and the offender will be issued a warning. If it is pertinent to the topic, however, that is fine. I'm not going to ban talk of abortion on a thread about reproductive rights in the Third World, for example -- that would just be silly.
After three warnings, the offender will be banned from posting for a week's period.
And if we have to do THAT three times, then the offender will be banned for good.
I do not like having to do this. I appreciate dissent, and would like to have a very broad range of opinions and viewpoints in this group, and do not want anybody to feel like their opinions are being quashed.
However, there is a difference between expressing your opinion, and hijacking most every single thread in order to talk about your pet cause.
And just so that certain people do not think that I am singling them out, this rule will apply evenly. So if another poster gets a permanent bee in her bonnet about global currency, or terrorism, or Sarah Palin, and starts dragging it into every thread, the same procedures will then apply.