Can I restrict how long a moderator can ban a user for?
What are your thoughts?So, while I still stress that collective agreement is not necessary, it is very unwise for a forum owner to go against the sentiment of the community he hosts. After all, the owner is more of a guardian of the community and not its ruler. Any forum owner behaving erratically and unreasonable towards the community will cause the community to move elsewhere in the long run.
It is almost as though this person thinks that I am the cleaner! Not true. I own the website, I own the intellectual property, I own the 11,000 incoming links. I own the rights. I think some people do not appreciate the 20 something years I have run the forum, the up to 80+ hours per week I have been investing in it recently and the money spent. "Hey its all free, you don't deserve any say in it. It's all about the people!"the owner is more of a guardian of the community
Hmm, I'd say even though the owner has the power, it won't necessarily be possible to enforce his ideas.as the owner you have veto or override power.
You mean "losing".Hmm, I'd say even though the owner has the power, it won't necessarily be possible to enforce his ideas.
You can only enforce rules the community as a whole is going to accept.
If you set up a rule that every member has to post a long (3000 words) unique praise-the-owner prayer every day, you most likely wouldn't be able to enforce this rule without loosing the majority of users.