The onus is on Cesario, who was instructed not to post about his favorite topic anymore. Since he’s not allowed to post about that it’s only fair to say other people can’t try to bait him into violating that instruction. I think the full quote makes that clearer:
I think it’s reasonable to say that includes Pittings (although I’m not a Pit mod and they might feel differentl) and off-topic references to Cesario in other threads.
I’m referring your question to the Pit mods so they can answer it. That’s better than me taking a guess. They’d be the ones who applied the rule if they interpret it that way. In Great Debates I’ll say it would include encouraging him to post in a thread about pedophiles, and posting asides directed at him in threads that are related to his issues. We don’t get a lot of that kind of stuff in GD and I’ve never seen anyone ask him to participate in a thread, so I’m not worried about that turning into a major issue.
I don’t know when the ban went into effect either, but that post was made within 10 minutes of the post explaining the ban and the request for posters to not provoke him into violating it.
Is it possible that he was not yet aware that he was not to post such things any longer? It seems like it would be unfair to consider that post a violation if he did not yet know the new rule.
In regards to that, how long to posters get to read their messages or responses outlining new rules before they are expected to know? A few hours or a day seems reasonable… but is there any kind of guideline for that?
For the sake of clarity, you aren’t allowed to Pit him for posting about pedophilia because he’s not allowed to talk about it anymore. You may Pit him for other activities and personality defects. If you see him posting in the future (i.e., with time stamps after the one on this post) about pedophilia the thing to do is report the post.
And yes, I know about his posts in Pdoul’s thread. I’m going there next.
Well, he could, theoretically, get pitted over…preferring Miracle Whip to Mayonnaise or something. As long as the pitting wasn’t about the ‘forbidden subject’ I don’t see how it could be a provocation.