Would a moderator please clarify the position when a Community member is believed to have breached
the Code of Conduct?
I just tried to link to a member's profile in order to get to a thread in which I knew she was a contributor. I was shocked to find her status is being shown as "Banned", especially as she is such a valued member of Community.
Would a moderator please differentiate between "Suspended" (if there is such a status) and "Banned" and advise the procedure whereby someone can be reinstated? For example, does there have to be a private warning in the first instance, then an opportunity to appeal such a decision?
I believe this issue will cause a great deal of concern to many of us long-standing participants of FamilySearch forums, as it appears there has recently been a tightening of the "rules" here, from the previous position of our being able to feel free to make reasonable criticisms of the comments of other forum participants, as well as of our adverse experiences in using the FamilySearch website(s).
In the case of the former, I have been happy to receive negative responses to my contributions - especially as I occasionally misunderstand the problem raised here and have posted a response completely unconnected to the actual issue. In these cases, I am the one who posts an apology for any confusion caused in my addressing a question incorrectly.