Maybe. But, while a supporter of yours Graham, I do think the moderation team fell down here. You should have acted hard and fast when talk of clones first came out. I still think those people should be punished.Graham Banks wrote:Hopefully many have learnt a valuable lesson through this and will not be as quick to cast aspersions so readily in future cases.cooldalek wrote:Personally, I'm not quite sure why accusations that something is a clone (without any foundation) and besmirching someone's reputation doesn't get you at least a temporary ban from this board.
If that happened, perhaps people would think twice before making such claims
I am pleased there is now a thread where a load of people are eating humble pie. But does that make up for the author feeling low and upset all the last week?
We need to stop unfounded accusations. I recommend all those who falsely accused are given a 1 week ban
But at the very least perhaps you could clearly say that, in future, nobody should make accusations like this again and if they do so they will have a 2 week / 1 month / 3 month / permanent ban depending on whether it is a repeat offence or not
Now if someone at CCC wants to offer a service to verify that an engine is not a clone then that is fine. Or if people want to offer that person/team evidence then that is fine too. But don't broadcast it on a public message board