"A. Erickson" wrote: > Banning seems more extreme to me -- maybe it's not. I really can't think > of any reason to ban anyone unless they are being really abusive. by definition of the words, yes banning is more extreme. in context however, banning on IRC is the only way, I am aware of, to prevent auto-rejoin. used short term, really no more than being kicked. just prevents the op from having to re-execute the kick over and over and over and . . . for each auto-rejoin. purpose and length of ban are things to be seriously considered for any policy. i would prefer not to have to have policies, however the real world seems to force them upon us, eh. very nice post matt. Ron D.