But you gotta comply with the private conversations invasion penalty. We've had too many incidents where people would enter private conversations and start fights. So, here's what's gonna happen (it's not horrible, trust me):
1. Block for 24 hours.
2. You're allowed to message on your wall.
3. Any nonstop bickering during the block will equal (for you):
1. Loss of admin rights permanently.
2. Possible ban
Just go through this as compliant as possible, and you'll be back on the wiki in a day, ok?
There was no clear sign it was private. Good Off himself said it was only sorta private, and I was completely aware of such penalties as they hadn't even been made yet. Do I really need to be penalized for something that's not even in the rule book yet, just to try and show that admins aren't always guilt-free? Does posting on a thread merit a ban for a day?
This "invasion of privacy" thing is messed up. If Person X leaves a message on my wall, I respond, and Person Y butts in with a quick comment, it might seem funny and harmless to everyone. You don't even need to do much if I'm unhappy about Person Y -- literally just remove the message, warn him, and call it a day. But no! Person Y gets a ban! For leaving a comment! This is probably going to deter some users from participating in discussions...
I suggest that private conversations be marked clearly beforehand, and that penalties are reduced for something so minor. Most messages on Message Walls aren't private, just like how IRL many conversations will welcome others.
Not all conversations on Message Walls are private. In fact, (and this is coming from a veteran of a plethora of successful wikis) the best ideas are made when users collaborate with each other, even on Message Walls with other users, and not when conversations are locked to outsiders and posting in them as a third person gets you a ban.
This "randomly butting into a conversation" ban is just ridiculous, if thought about in realistic terms. Posting in a public space shouldn't get someone banned, especially when the problem can be solved with no major issues by removing the comment and telling the user.