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Old 05-16-2018, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter Morris View Post
But you allow people to open a second thread to discuss the banning. And people can say "Good, I'm glad he's gone" in that thread, can't they? So what's the difference?
The difference is, most people aren't going to start a whole new thread just to take a few shots at a banned poster. If someone opens a new thread with a legitimate question, we're willing to do the small amount of extra work to keep the thread from turning into a pitting of the bannee, because we want people to be able to raise questions about moderation of the board. And it usually turns out to not be a problem in these situations, because the practice of always locking the announcement does a good job of communicating that drive-by pot-shots at banned posters aren't encouraged.