I have mixed feelings about some of the brawls that go on in the lounge, and I’m not innocent of jumping in myself. It can be disruptive and counter-productive but it can also be entertaining and even enlightening. Human nature is complex and safe anonymity can encourage “out of character” behaviour. The mods can find their hands full sometimes, but is banning members the answer? Couldn’t there just be a 7-day “sin bin” or some other cooling-off mechanism? Maybe 30 days for absolute b-stards
If the ban is permanent, the baby gets chucked out with the bathwater. Useful contributors are no longer around to share their knowledge and experience. Maybe I don’t understand the banning process. Are members banned from specific areas like the lounge, or is it Cubase - wide? Is it permanent or can members be reinstated?
Anyway, it’s gradually getting quieter around here and that’s not necessarily a good thing in my view.