I want to tell a story about two ski forum members, lets call them McCarthy and Hollywood.
McCarthy and Hollywood are out skiing (separately) at Alpine Meadows. McCarthy sees Hollywood (who likes to argue online), skis over to him, and confronts him about some of the disagreements they have had online. McCarthy, who feels Hollywood has been targeting him online, asks Hollywood why they don't settle their feud like men. McCarthy queries, do you have a problem with me? Hollywood replies, yes I think your an a@#$&$@ and I don't like you. McCarthy offers that they should both ignore each other online, which Hollywood accepts. Hollywood skis away.
The ski hill is a special, and dangerous place. Arguments and negative confrontations seriously affect how we feel, and ski. Is it better to settle things like men in person, or leave arguments online?
The twist. By the end of the day, Hollywood, with no recent inappropriate behavior on the forum, is permanently banned. McCarthy has connections to those who manage the online community. WHen is censure appropriate, and who makes that decision as a ostensibly impartial judge?