Purple, I totally agree.
I get rude sometimes, and I have been rebuked for it by Kryo via e-mail. It's like a slap in the face when it happens and I try to do better. But I also sometimes fall back into rude comments. (I guess I am just an old, cynical geezer)
If I was suddenly barred from posting anything until I made the effort to amend with the mods, and possibly make a public apology to the forum at large - I think I would really think about what I wrote prior to hitting that 'Post Reply' button - and especially about starting multiple threads with the same attitude. And I think I will, even so, due to this thread.
Being suddenly and without warning barred from posting is like getting a spanking. Emotionally, on the forum, it feels the same. And believe me, I have had my share of spankings as a child. Getting an e-mail is like being sent to my room to think about what I did wrong. I did a lot of that, too.
'Time-outs' are akin to being sent to ones room. And for the most part they do little more than give the kid a little respite from being yelled at. In some ways they are enjoyable, unless (like my parents did) additional conditions are required (like cleaning up the room before being welcome at the dinner table - ever try to put it off, only to have a cold and stale dinner waiting for you?).
My parents never abused me. But, they did discipline me. And that included physical punishment for the more severe things.
They also rewarded me for doing good. If I got good grades I was rewarded with little perks like funding for hobbies (and I had some pretty expensive hobbies, like lapidary). If I did extra chores (like ironing laundry or other non-personal cleaning) I had extra allowence each week. (how many kids these days do anything at all for the money their parents give them?)
Back then, it seems, parents had more time (and more personal values) to bestow on their children.
This topic is nothing more than a whine about someone being justly spanked.
So think about it everyone, before it happens to you!