This morning, John Atkinson and I decided to place a temporary ban on DUP. We feel that we've exhausted our options for moderating DUP's offensive behavior, and, despite our best efforts, DUP continues to be a negative presence and influence here.
We would like this negativity to stop. Our goal in banning DUP is to limit the number of off-topic and inappropriate posts, and to increase positivity and goodwill overall.
I regret that in order to achieve these goals we feel the need to ban one of our members. However, I also feel relieved and hopeful.
The ban will begin today and end on Friday, August 31.