I was going to post this in the "This place is getting deserted" thread but I decided here was more appropriate so I have a query on behalf of someone else, this user below who was banned for this post. I missed the reasoning since they are unbanned but I was wondering, just why? This site was built on console wars and this user decided to create and account and post, was given no leniency or a warning and most likely will never post here again. Are the mods actively trying to keep the site from seeing any boom come the generation swap?
I see nothing wrong with this post in fact, it's quite accurate but aside from that, if you ban for memes on new users with no regard to giving a warning you're just killing any chance this forum has to see new users take the place of the old users, let alone see a boom with people who have buyers anxiety when the 9th gen arrives. The numbers are gone, this is all that is left. Just why?
-User was banned for this post. JWeincom
First off, the post is most certainly not accurate. To the best of my knowledge, Infinity War was not made on a PS5. So, not accurate at all.
Secondly, the post was made in a topic that was posting the trailer for Halo Infinity. Coming in just to take shots at Halo Infinite is kind of shitty, but depending on how it's worded might be appropriate. The bigger question is what did this topic have to do with PS5? What is the purpose of mentioning PS5 at all, if not specifically to start shit with XBox fans?
Basically, someone posted a topic about the new Halo game, and a user barreled in to say HEY PS5 IS BETTER THAN XBOX! That's exactly the kind of trolling behavior we don't need.
The current rules are to be strict with new users. If that changes, then I'll change how I do things (btw this moderation was brought up in mod chat before I did anything for the record). For me, quality is more important than quantity, and honestly, if a user's went through the effort of making an account just to antagonize other users... I'd say they're probably not going to contribute too much to the community. Of course, they're welcome to come back after the ban and prove me wrong. There's also a fairly high likelihood that it's an alt account. Again, it's not my decision really, but I'd prefer a smaller community than one filled with those kinds of posts.
And also consider the fact that this may actually increase new users. Suppose we have a Halo fan who is a perspective user who might actually contribute to the community in the future. And the first thing they see is a troll post. Not a good luck for us. At least by showing that these types of things are not what this community allows, we have a better chance of keeping that user.
So, yeah. I totally stand by that decision.