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    notrouble, beijingbetty

    Follows you from diary to diary it would be classified as stalking, ie, deliberate and repeated harrassment.

    Actual stalking is rare but it happened to me here one as noted above and it was not fun.

    Gang attacks are more common but covered by existing rules.

    False accusations of stalking, praticularly as a device of ad homen attacks are becoming a nusance and the proposed rule addresses this as well.

    Your last comment makes an indirect case for these rule changes; indeed MB is doing a great job improving moderation, has very objective and reasonable judgement, and inproving the rules is an excercise he inititiated.

    Personally, I'm against an ecessive number of rules and quite tolerant of heated debate including the occasional ad homen tossed into the discussion; we are human.

    However, things can get out of control and as the site population grows, the number of bad apples increases and can disrupt productive discorse.

    Will success spoil kos?  With the judicious application of a few rules to maintain civility, no.

    I agree the rule is imperfect but it is bound to be refined over time and I think they have it about right: stop the stalking and the false accusations.

    Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

    by koNko on Sun Oct 25, 2009 at 04:52:57 PM PDT

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