Recently, a certain user posted an answer to a question on here that a moderator commented on: it needed to provide evidence.
The answer was updated with links, upon which the moderator gave another warning that evidence needed to be provided. The OP then commented back: "You can go **** yourself, this is your first warning."
After having a chat with the guy concerned on another site about this, it turns out that he did it in jest, thought it was funny, and expected it to be deleted. However, he recently got two one year bans in succession on another site for being similarly rude to other community-members/moderators.
With the above in mind, I would have expected the next step in escalation of discipline would have been something on the lines of:
- two year ban only on this site
- one month network wide ban on the
A ten year network ban seems way over the top to me, from what I've been told happened. I thought the guy had done something far more serious such as spamming and defacing the whole network with abusive, offensive posts to be as destructive as possible for the sake of it. So I would like to know if some sort of consultation takes place among moderators when giving out ten year network wide bans to members.