I'm not particularly fond of banning people from Violinist.com, but from time to time it is necessary when an individual is creating an atmosphere of disrespect or intimidation. This week I found myself in the position of needing to do this, and I certainly hope I won't have to do it again any time soon.
Humor is fine, but personal attacks are not, and I also won't tolerate a "boys club" bullying of women. We do have a code of ethics, which are outlined in detail in our rules for writers, if you wish to read them more in depth.
Another piece of advise for anywhere on the Internet: don't drink and post. When I read offensive posts that people put up, I often get the sense they wouldn't have posted such a thing when sober.
I take it seriously, banning someone from the site. It erases all the posts and blogs they ever wrote on the site. I hope I won't have to do it again any time soon. Your kind consideration of the other members on the site is always appreciated. Thank you.
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