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  1. I agree that it is too much for one person to do. I’ll give it more thought, but one suggestion would be to form some sort of committee to handle such things. By gathering a group of users who are familiar with the system, you would have a democratic way to resolve disputes and determine if policies are being broken.

    Hope this helps!

    a group of persons helping to resolve disputes is a good idea, however, choosing who would be in this group will be a bit difficult. perhaps a stronger rule such as the following will deter those who hide behind a monitor and keyboard from taking it as far as what i and other users have had to deal with recently: i feel that once there is valid proof that any user has crossed from online to offline to harass another diarist/user…that person should automatically lose their privileges to write at this site. there have been many many arguments, disputes, etc, etc, etc, between diarists here and eventually they came to a resolution. noone, however, should have to deal with harassment at their workplace. this entire situation forced me to involve security, my boss, and staff members. it also affected the library’s homepage. our MIS department decided (for safety’s sake since i had forwarded the threat made towards lilith to security because it was the SAME voice that left messages on my machine) to exclude helpful contact information for the different departments. all staff names and phone numbers are now no longer available to students/faculty/employees where i work, because someone decided to step over the line.
    i also believe that the number of diaries one person can have should be limited.

  3. Mmmmm.. Hard question. I personally feel the responsibility for who gets busted for what falls to the site owners and operators. Unfortunately, it’s their site, their web space and a service they offer. I’d be all for the idea of judge and jury except for one fact. Impartiality. It doesn’t exist in this forum. To many people dislike to many others. Even the way people have responded to a certain DD being absentee is indicative of that fact.

    I’m sorry, but impartiality is not possible. There’s to much sniping and cliquish behaviour to achieve that, so, still, it’s up to one or two people to determine how their site is run. Not the community as a whole. If so many of these people couldn’t even resolve their between user issues without resorting to petty name calling, not to mention the root of this issue, stalker like behaviour, then how would it be possible to gain a fair, court-like system?

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