Spelling out a moderation policy that we have followed since the earliest days of the forum:
We may take action (including temporary or permanent banning, or restricting the ability to post) against members who are causing harm to the forum, even if they have not explicitly violated a forum rule. In making this decision, we will take several factors into account, including but not limited to the following:
- Are you violating ad hoc rulings or warnings that the moderators have issued?
- Have your posts received many reports-to-moderator by many different forum members? Are your posts occupying a large fraction of the moderators' time?
- Are your posts almost exclusively political? (See: The Primary Role of The Survival Podcast Forums.)
- Are other members dropping out of parts of the forum, or departing the forum entirely, in reaction to your posts?
- Are you Gunkid?