|Forum Main>>Announcements>> Forum Punishment Changes|
Thread created on Mon Mar 28, 2011 18:54:52
Last replied to on Mon Mar 28, 2011 18:54:52
|Due to the sheer amount of flaming and spamming in the forums, there will be adjustments made to the punishments handed out for certain aspects of the forums.|
Flaming, Trolling and Spamming will now come with harsher punishments and no warnings. You will NO longer receive any form of warning you will just be placed straight on a ban. This prevents good threads being locked because it cannot be kept on topic and prevents those who genuinely want to have a conversation about a topic at hand being stopped due to people whom cannot seem to just speak with some respect and stay on a topic that was laid out for them.
All previous offenses will be wiped clean and a new slate begins today so everyone starts out equally and fully aware of the changes and punishments that will happen if rules are broken. I cannot make it much more fair then that.
From this point forward the punishments stand as follows for Flaming, trolling and spamming:
1st Offense - 7 day ban
2nd Offense - 14 day ban
3rd Offense - 30 day ban
After the 3rd offense your punishment will be handed down by an Admin, if an Admin forum bans you, the ban will remain in place until the time given runs out. There will be no specific time limits set, it will be solely based upon YOUR actions. So if you do not want a lengthy ban please heed my warning on breaking these rules. You may file a ban dispute report on yourself, at which point you will be told an Admin placed your ban, and you will know at that point you will serve every day of it.
We reserve the right to revoke your forum privileges as Admin at any time.
All bans run within a 6 month period. So for instance if you receive a ban today and not other for 7 months, the new one received will be treated as a first offense. So please note the bans/punishments roll off after 6 months from the date it was given to you.
Paying for bumps and rates as of this point will now get you banned as well. We will allow 48 hours for you to remove the paying for bumps and rates from your threads, at which point if you choose not to we will lock the thread and you can try again. If you choose to continue your punishments will be the same as listed above for the other offenses.
We did not really want to have to enforce such forum rules but lately you all have given us no choice. We intend for all players to be able to speak freely in the forums without persecution from their peers in flaming manor. Since it does not seem that can be left to you all to sort out, we will now do that for you.
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