This has come up for two reasons, one being a recent incident regarding a CR friend of mine, another regarding some things that have happened to me in the past. First off, my friend's story. She was recently banned for "conduct unbecoming a CR". She had made some jokes about Jews in a thread with her friends--it was one of those cases where you have to be an insider to understand the humor, and I am certainly not in favor of racist jokes--however, my friend's boyfriend is Jewish. If anyone had bothered asking her and had gotten this information, they would have known that the entire thread was in jest. But no one asked. She merely received a four-day ban for her comments, no warning prior. To add insult to injury, the banning came four days after she made the comments. It was also her first ban as a CR. Now my story. I was banned back in March for 48 hours for telling another poster to "drop the snooty attitude". It was my first ban ever, however, I thought that was a minor offense. I was then banned in August over a thread in Community. A poster had said that all homosexuals should be put on an island and the island blown up. This poster received 24 hours--essentially for making a death threat to a portion of the JC population. I said that the poster deserved to be put on an island with gay rapists. My original sentence was two weeks--and as in my friend's case, it didn't happen until three days after I made the comment. This whole thing is silly. I am not opposed to CRs being role models. However, I am opposed to the idea that we have to act as doormats, allow people to be rude to us and not be able to retaliate, receive bans double the length of regular users, for lesser offenses and delayed, and continually be forced to act as helpy-helpers, when the only privilege we have is having our name highlighted in fancy blue. We can't moderate our FanForce, we can't even lock threads in the forum. Exactly what do we get in return for having to be so restrained and careful,such a perfect example? I can't tell you the number of times I have considered stepping down as CR due to these issues, and the fact that all other VIPs on this board are treated with more respect than regular posters, rather than having more rules forced upon them. My friend is also considering stepping down as CR, and if she does so, I will feel obligated to follow suit as soon as EagleIFilms turns 18 and can take over for me. This would make me very sad, as I enjoy working with my FanForce and always have. I just thought that the FF staff should be aware that they are driving people away.