Originally Posted by Clint
But what about all of the complaints about the double standards of how veteran members get more leeway than newer members? Isn't this the same thing?
There should be a double standard. Longtime or well respected members should be given some leeway on some matters. But its a fine line between abusing that leeway and flirting with it. I've thought several times that i would have been at least thrown in the hole for some of the flames I'v ehad, and yet never received a warning while the dude I flamed was eventually banned. Not that I'm complaining, but I assumed that it came down to...."Sandy's good poster and doesn't stir up too much trouble and this other guy has been a bitch since day one" So yeah, the double standards should apply. And although I think what Palma did was certainly ban worthy, I myself would have given him a day or two as an inmate tocool down and if he came out of the hole to continue what he started, then he would have had to go. I personally think he had earned that much, where as someone that has only been here a short while didn't have the same reputation (not rep) should've been bounced without any thought to it.
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