I just found that Topic now
. Anyway I have an Idea what can be done befor locking a Thread. I thought about a 3 Step plan.
1) Give a hint that this topic is watched now
2) Direckt Warning in the Forum itself
3) Offenders must be warnen via PM
The last ressort will be a lock down. But please mods, if you are locking a Thread explain why. Evenso I have a long break in between, I´m a long member participating. Quite often Topics are locked without any explination. For the Forumites it will be much better and understandable when you are giving an exampel when locking a Thread.
I don´t know who mentionend it, but one of the Post stattet that you may have to many Rules, well I agree to that. Because the Border between Nature an Non SANP activities is quite low. So If we are allowed to post recomondation, evenso not SANP related, will have a positive Marketing effeckt too. The Times are over where you can stand alone, Cooperation are the keys now to have success. I have the concerns, if to many rules exist that people (aware or not desn´t matter in this case) don´t obey. I´m serious, I don´t want to make trouble at all but I have done mistakes aswell, where I post something which actually was edited we could discuss about Censorship either, but that is another Story) without my knowlidge that I have done something wrong.
Evenso it will be your aim, to draw always a positiv line, but plaese take in Consideration, when negative Coments according to SANP occur, that the Reputation, by dealing with this Problem properly, will increase aswell. And a good reputation will be a good Marketing Tool.
Just to avoid missunderstanding, I´m glad that the Mods exist. I´m glad that they are taking the Forum seriously. But sometimes they exaggerate in my oppinion and showing there power unnecacarely. Just one example we are old enough, to tell somebody he/she is crossing a prive line. But even that I´m not allow to tell, its task of the mods, which I want to disagree. In some cases I´m really scared that i write something where the Mods see an offending action. And that is the point I´don´t want to do. I know you as mod have a tough life in Forum. I know that but maybe you can take criticks next time in consiedration.
Nobody is perfekt. I hope you could find some Ideas.