"I think at the time of his ban he had 3000+ posts over a few years."
Post number does not make you less likely to receive an infraction point. Braindance was banned due to 7 different incidents over these few years. Almost all of them are insults that were only worth 1 point, but it added up. I think his combative nature has eventually led to this.
Insulting a user is meant to receive an infraction point. It's a very plain and simple rule. You can question what they're posting, but don't attack them personally. I think it's a very simple rule and easy to follow.
"For every member you ban, another will pop up who will do something equally volatile."
Not banning anyone at all is not an answer. Rules can control a certain degree / amount of toxicity and without rules nothing can be progressed.
We appreciate everyone who is concerned about the site. But please work with us rather than AGAINST us. The mods aren't out here to make the site crap. Granted we are humans and humans can make mistakes. If someone is openly homosexual and you call them "gay", yes you probably shouldn't receive an infraction point for that. Every infraction point a mod gives can be seen by the other mods. If you feel a certain ban / infraction wasn't right feel free to contact us. Do not post about it, frankly posts made questioning mods should receive an infraction itself including this one. We're letting this one past this time because we realize AJ is in an awkward spot in regards to what it was built upon.
We will continue to try to make the best choices but we need the users to help us with it.
-Braindance won't be perma-banned but rather suspended. In regards to what he received a point for he can contact me if he wants the details. However keep in mind that is how the system works. With enough minor incidents you can be banned or suspended. Just please try to post without attacking anyone!
I didn't ban Braindance, but I did give him one infraction. I'm not uber anti-Braindance or something, and I don't think I'd be against unbanning him, if he said he'd act nicer. I don't give infractions very often, and I've never banned a single person. I have no idea about anything regarding your last suspension, I was not involved at all. If you have problems with the mod team, maybe they're valid, maybe they're not, but they aren't with me.
Asserting that doing something is pointless doesn't make you automatically right. If you think nobody will change, then you don't have to participate or get your hopes up, I don't see why you feel the need to tell me that. Worst case, I'm wasting my time. Let me.
10-12 yard pummel? Why not just give Warriors fucking counterspell while you're at it LOL. Boohoo you can't AoE interrupt half of Asia with 1 button anymore, guess you just have to keep doing unhealable and unpeelable damage.
As a mage you need to CC and play aggressive or you're dead meat. Mages are the squishiest class in the game so you have to minimize melee contact on you. Keep them in novas (remember nova and freeze DR), poly when possible, use ring around pillars and pom ring on top of freezes or novas.
Your druid needs to keep cloning DPS because he will never be able to heal two melee training you.