I was unfairly suspended for something that I didn't know was prohibited


#1

I was suspended for 3 days for "not following the community guidelines", which according to Liza in an email was because I was using PMs. PMs are an important Discourse feature. I should have been warned before being suspended. I only thought it was prohibited for mods to make PMs, not using PMs from flagged replies. I will leave the forum until PMs are allowed.

Do you think PMs should be allowed?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Sure

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The poll has been closed so there are more Yes votes than No votes.

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#2

I don't really know if they should be allowed. Can you make a IDK poll for it?


#3

I honestly do not know what a PM is @ThePickle.


#4

PMs are very useful for collab and stuff. As long as they're monitored.


#5

PM means private message


#6

They are very useful. A topic was unfairly closed (and deleted), so someone showed me the PMs. By the way, this is my last day on the forum.


#7

@ThePickle I understand, and I, too, think PMs would be very useful. But I don't think you should go all the way to leaving. :confused:
I'm sorry if I come across as one of those people who won't let you make your own decisions, I just believe this matter isn't something to come across as a reason to leave. :wink:

Anyway, I (and probably THT) are sorry that you was suspended for something you didn't know wasn't aloud. (I made this sound like I'm part of THT :sweat_smile:)
Try emailing THT about your suggestion. I bet there is a way they can be sure to be able to monitor PMs. I mean, lack of moderation is why PMs aren't aloud I believe.


#8

Passwords
cough


#9

@MrHotdog64 what? Uhhhh


#10

I'm sorry you weren't aware of this rule. :frowning: Maybe you could email Liza about it? Her email is liza@gethopscotch.com.

I agree, they're super useful, but the Hopscotch team doesn't have time to moderate all of the PMs, and they want to make sure everyone is following the Community Guidelines.


#11

We need to be able to share passwords for collab accounts.


#12

Passwords!

I don't want anyone to see my password for a collab or something. Or you want to talk to a hopscotcher in private.

I don't want anyone collecting info on that ._.


#13

I wasn't. I thought it only said that mods couldn't make PMs. I think I deserve Regular.

Liza said why I was suspended in an email. It said that I was suspended for "Not following the community guidelines". I used a PM to protest it today.

Why can't they bring back leadership?


#14

Liza's well aware of that. It's been mentioned before and they're working on a way for it. But PMs aren't the answer. It's also more work for THT because only admins can see and monitor PMs.


#15

I thought mods could...


#16

They can. They just don't want to.


#17

Mods can make them but even mods can't see each others' PMs without being invited.


#18

@MrHotdog64 @ThePickle ahh, I see now.
There are detours we can do if we want. Say, we can PM a moderator something they want to be said privately, in which they can PM to the other forumer.
This idea would obviously cause problems on being overwhelmed, so I believe these techniques would be restricted to only if you
have to—it wouldn't be used much.


#19

I meant that they won't.

That's interesting...


#20

Much quoting :open_mouth: