I moved some of these messages from the Carrie Avatar thread to try and get them back on topic
I would prefer ultimately not to have to react, but I think that usually a bit of polite "guidance" should do the trick, and if it doesn't then some impolite guidance. If that doesn't work then they get banned.
Sometimes I might act unilaterally, but I'd like to think that I'll do so in such a way that the majority of people would agree with.
In other words I think the motto "don't be a dick" seems to work quite well. Unless of course that happens to be your name
@Lob - Well I must admit that I was a little bit surprised by your avatar. While I think it is funny I could also understand if it might be offensive to some. The forum you were on probably had a wider audience than we do - so such a decision is not surprising. There are other forums where nobody would blink.....
I've been toying with the idea of an off topic area for some time. A place where the posts have nothing to do with Switzerland, somewhere where you can have a slagging match, poke fun at avatars, etc. I'd prefer not to have a members area or adults only area just yet - though I won't rule it out. The downside there is members put all their energy into something which nobody else can read instead of into the public areas. Then of course who would determine membership to such an area and on what criteria?