John Atkinson and I have decided to place a temporary ban on DUP's participation in our Forums. It was difficult for us to come to this conclusion because, although we feel it is the right thing to do, we regret having to place this sort of limit on one of our own members.
When we examined the situation, we felt that, for the most part, DUP's posts provide negative energy, push possible positive contributions away, and, ultimately, kill threads and hurt the Forum as a whole. We can't allow that.
The first was a one-month ban. This ban will last for three months. The ban begins today and will be in effect through the last day of February 2008.