That 'ban hammer' is mainly for blatant and obvious spammers, they very rarely get to be seen by the average user.
We rarely have issues that cause us to ban existing users (well not recently anyway)
Plus most of this seems to be over moderating posts, which may lead to bans, but it could also lead to more community involvement.
i've never banned any "real" user in my year of being a mod. Only the spammers.
Bans this month keep resetting back to zero each day.
I banned two people yesterday and my bans this month went to two, now it is back to zero.
i can confirm this too
Maybe it should be just 'Bans today', as that's all it seems to able to hold the count for ;)
lolo, keep the thread in current topic.
I've seen some real nasty threads at my other home, but I'm really glad to say that being here is pretty peaceful. However, that could also be that the OT section is pretty mellow and not much comes up to flame up about. Could be the difference between how we drive our cars. My garage queen needs 5 gear to be used excessively will my daily driver is a happy camper with tunes flowing :)
However, as a regular member ... the ban count was a mystery for a bit. Do you really need it to be shown to regular members? How about keeping it among users who have different access?
but.. but.. i want you to respect my authoritay!:becky::mod:
Well my suggestion was akin to those world war pilots having little silhouettes of all those planes they had shot down on their aircraft.
we'll get the bans per month fixed..I agree, i think everyone should be able to see how many spammers we ban every day.