Continue reading...A community can bring a sense of family, friendship, loyalty, and even love. It’s no wonder you may struggle with banning a member from your forum, even if they are acting out of line. Perhaps you still hold hope that the user can improve their behavior and follow the official rules. It’s always important to consider alternative consequences to banning, and there’s many reasons why. Keep reading to learn how to deal with negative or disruptive community members!
People Can Change
Not everyone matures at the same rate, whether it’s biologically or emotionally, so we can’t expect every single “bad egg” to suddenly become the best contributor to a forum. However, people are more than capable of changing their ways, so giving warnings and temporary consequences on your forum can be a great way to ensure you have a healthy community. This article discusses several alternatives to banning that can still consequence a member, and hopefully give them a chance to still participate...
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