Originally Posted by SilverGhost
I don't think leniency is this issue though, well not completely.
The Mods are pretty generous on here, and I think it creates the best atmosphere - in fact, I applaud the leniency you guys do show, and I appreciate that it means extra shit sometimes, but I think it makes for a better feel to the forums. Obviously, there may be some people who abuse this, but said people are now being studied by yourself to see what can be done.
I think it's as simple as someone fucks around too much, they get put in their place, if they become a repeat offender, then off they go. I know it's not entirely down to you guys to 'babysit' per se, but you do have the powers to make that change - and I appreciate that that is exactly what you are trying to do now.
Overall, I'd say the mods have the right idea on the forums in general - nobody gets banned for banter or joking around, I do think however that if people don't know where to draw the line, then they need to be told exactly where that is and if they cross it again, then out comes the Hammer of Thor.