Secondly as you have already read in the pm where i have asked the same question , Gary has given a totally different answer
Can you decide im MT to give common answers or not? # 4 of Theo/Napoleon's list
I don't know where it is you think I might have answered differently than tobermoryx, but I'd like to look into it. Can you tell me the exact pm you think this happened?
That we on the MT have occasionally presented differing responses to the community is unfortunate, but hopefully rare. Any time this occurs we will be happy to provide a uniform answer if asked about it. The same goes for here if you will let me know the pm name and date of the post I made there.
On another related but slightly different topic, tobermoryx stated to you that there have been some inconsistencies in reporting decisions to do with warning points. And that is a fact. There have been.
But this little bit of imperfection in our reporting should not cause alarm. There's never been any intention to conceal any case decisions except for where in our opinion it might contribute to unnecessary strife among the community. In the case of Aris1970 and zoografos we took an unusually long time to arrive at the decision due to the nature of the offense and the time it took to gather evidence. So much so that, by the time we arrived at a decision in the matter we felt that it was best "announced" in a low-key mode (via pm to those involved). In retrospect this may have been the wrong path to take in wrapping up that case, especially since as I've admitted to you it was an oversight not to also notify yourself of that decision via pm as well.
Let me assure you we did not ever intend any deception with our action. Rather, we felt the low-key approach less stressful for the community. For the record that decision was merely that Aris received 2 warning points and a week-long forum-only ban. zoografos received one warning point and a warning letter asking him to change to login data/passwords and not to allow anyone else to again use them.
Returning to warning points a moment, I can admit to you that one thing that definitely played into any previous "low-key announcements" of warning point decisions. But it was an honest mistake. I, for one, was of the erroneous impression that whenever a warning point (a WP) was given to a forum member (WP's are only given for forum abuses) that the entire community could view the result just like we could. For example, we on the MT can clearly view the 2 warning points for Aris and one WP for zoografos. But can regular members see these same WP's? I never thought they couldn't. In fact, I have only recently confirmed with regular member KMC that he cannot see those same WP's. So my point is until recently this moderator, at least, didn't know the full extent of the concealment of WP decisions that we reported "low-key".
The MT will have to discuss these "low-key announcements" internally. Just please know this fact. These types of announcements by us have only been an exceedingly small percentage of the total decisions we do make and publish publicly over the course of a year. Our transparency is really very high.