I sometimes think the older I get the less I understand.
Why would someone repeatedly crash a site they are banned from ( two sites in fact ) ?
Why would they adopt a range of nics and re-enter a site just to cause problems for that site ?
I can understand getting banned , and then slipping under the radar and continuing to post while keeping your nose clean.
I am baffled by those who rejoin a forum in order simply to pick fights....While still professing an interest in Dhamma...
In the case of element/nick
, our worse offender who claims to be sotapanna, it could be very simple: he is a immature jerk who likes jerking around others, not just the forum staff, but also the users of this forum by his lying deceptions, which he has done repeatedly. He was initially banned for repeatedly ignoring Dhamma Wheel's Terms Of Service and for nasty behavior towards other members. both on the forumsd and via PMs. He was issued warnings, given temporary suspensions before a full ban was issued, and from that time onwards he has been repeatedly logging on under various guises, telling various lies to suck in the users of this forum into his deceptions. Why would anybody act in such an immature, stupid manner? His actions likely speak to his character. It is an ongoing thing, which is part of the cost of making this sort of service available to the Dhamma community -- which is: there are always those for their bent reasons who will abuse it.
We have spammers trying to sell their wares, a disgruntled user with an attack blog directed at Dhamma Wheel, and this sort of behaviour by element
, as well as other things occasionally erupting. Dhamma Wheel may not be perfect, but we try to make this a welcoming and safe place for discussion and learning, and in the meantime the staff here will run interference with those who are trying to be disruptive.