I think that TET and his ways are understanding and fair enough, but i have to say, its a bit too slow. Just look at this: http://www.gog.com/en/forum/general/release_darwinia/post51
Well, for what it's worth, that was "only" eight hours ago. Not as bad as the several year old review spam and spam posts I've come across. If this was any other gaming forum, that post would already be gone and he'd have either received an infraction or ban by now. Here, I imagine he'll receive several warnings, perhaps far more than he deserves, and judging by his behavior, he'll either get bored of nobody being impressed by his stupidity or prove himself totally unable or unwilling to change his behavior and absolutely deserving, beyond the shadow of a doubt, to be among the few banned GOG users who are incapable of anything better than what he's posted.
I like this. It's just a forum, after all. Aside from obvious spambots, there's no reason to throw around bans so hastily. Too many second chances are far better than none at all. Yes, it can be abused by people knowing they can get away with being dullards for months and months, but ultimately it serves to justify such a ban all the more.
They're slow, yeah, but I think I'd much
rather put up with having to downrate and hide degenerates than the alternatives I've seen... :/