I have given out so many warnings at this point, that I actually had to stop them from expiring, because nobody was getting the point. No matter how many times I tell them to stop, or how in-depth I make the rules, or how many strikes I give them, it doesn't stop.
I feel like if I continue to give out warnings & bans, the user-base will dwindle down as we aren't getting users fast enough to replace the unwieldy ones.
Does anyone have any suggestions at all on how to reconcile the situation?
It doesn't help that there is another board that most of them go to where there is little to no moderation, so they can pretty much throw around as many racial slurs, just have full scale off topic posts in threads, or just make **** posts as much as they'd like. I feel like this is also a driving factor into why most of them just aren't getting what I'm trying to explain to them. Also the fact that they're young.
I just don't know what to do anymore. It got so bad a few years ago that I just had to shut down the site as I couldn't control it & it was starting to interfere with my outside-the-forum life.
Any help or suggestions or just someone saying anything is much appreciated.