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During this lull between playoff games, I wanted to take a moment to report that although it is rarely discussed publicly, enforcement of AN's Community Guidelines is alive and well. AN's goal is to respond to complaints quietly, rather than making it a public spectacle--but the sub-committee is working hard, behind the scenes, to make sure potential violations are evaluated fairly and thoroughly.

Since the new CGV system went into place in August, the committee has evaluated 19 reports, discarding some as being without merit and issuing strikes in response to others. Two users (reztips and robb) have recently been banned for reaching 3 strikes, while two others (kotsayiscool and Huston123, along with their aliases) have been banned for trolling.

I think one of the strengths of the new system is that it is discreet and behind-the-scenes, so updates like this will be few and far between. But rest assured, when you see personal attacks, or incessantly inciting comments, they are being addressed--provided that they are brought to the committee's attention.

Many thanks are due to the sub-committee members, who are volunteering their time to the cause of keeping AN as attack-free and as troll-free as possible, while still protecting the much-valued diversity of views and personalities. Now if we could just get rid of McCarver's voice, and A-Rod's face, and Lackey's hair...Someday...

We now return to "The 9 Lives of Ken Macha," already in progress...