/site/ civility Fen!GUARD5kv/U No.4642
Now that i have your attention with this image, i'd like to address /site/'s standards.
Or rather, it's current lack thereof.
/site is, and i quote: "The board for discussing site related issues, questions, concerns, and suggestions."
There is discussion, but there is also a lot of ad hominem attacks and uncivil behaviour in general being thrown around.
Towards the end of /meta/'s life, we tried board-only bans for people who couldn't keep themselves civil while discussing things.
Going forward, i'm going to start issuing /site/-only bans for people who: Use ad hominem arguments, do not contribute to the discussion at hand or do so in a belligerent manner.
adverb & adjective
adverb: ad hominem; adjective: ad hominem
(of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining.
"an ad hominem response"
hostile and aggressive.
"the mood at the meeting was belligerent"
synonyms: hostile, aggressive, threatening, antagonistic, pugnacious, bellicose, truculent, confrontational, argumentative, quarrelsome, disputatious, contentious, militant, combative;
Due to the slightly nebulous nature of this new guideline / ruling (I.e: "Hostile and aggressive" can be simple misinterpretation), these bans will not last for more than an hour, and you will not be permanently banned from /site/ unless you are excessively gathering such bans.
They are merely "Tone it down a notch" aids, delivered in the most effective manner to somebody that most likely will not be in the mood to listen or agree with a verbal warning.