Warning & Disciplinary System Update

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  1. TheTeacher

    TheTeacher Heroes/Evolve buddies wanted! Staff Member

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    Greetings, Puzzlers!

    NeoCHI just recently gave us an update to the Warning system, and we have adjusted our Disciplinary Policy accordingly. The new system is as follows:

    There are only two types of warnings now.
    Minor warning: awards 1 point for 1 month
    Major warning: awards 3 points for 1 month

    These kinds of warnings will be handed out according to our updated Disciplinary Policy, and the disciplinary actions that will occur are automatic! If you pass any of these thresholds, the following action will occur on your account. You are, naturally, prohibited from creating another account to circumvent a disciplinary action.

    2 points: 1 day temporary Suspension
    3 points: 1 week temporary Suspension
    5 points: Permanent Account Ban


    These points will accumulate as you receive warnings, and will not expire until 30 days have passed from the point of warning.

    As you can see, it takes two Minor Warnings for a disciplinary action to occur, but a Major warning will immediately incur the one-week suspension. If your behavior or misconduct continues past that point, two major Warnings will ban your account permanently. We don't like using this (except on spam bots, we REALLY love nuking them) and would prefer not to except in cases truly deserving of permanent removal from the forum.

    Our forum policies are listed Here for reference, and anything that violates these policies is fair game for a Warning. The more minor offenses may not incur a warning immediately, but major ones will almost always bring a Minor warnings, and any egregious offense may be met with a prompt 3-point warning for a week's suspension.

    As always, we ask that you use the Report function to alert us to any immediate concerns you may have. Broken code or threads, misconduct, or someone trolling the forum are all common problems, and we encourage you to bring these to our attention. I will leave this thread open for a time so that you may ask questions or post concerns if necessary.

    Thank you all for being a wonderful community, and Puzzle On!

    Regards,

    The Moderators & NeoCHI
     
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  2. Derpinator

    Derpinator The Derpiest

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    Tyranny mode engaged
     
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  3. TheTeacher

    TheTeacher Heroes/Evolve buddies wanted! Staff Member

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    Naturally. I am aiming to become a dictator in the next few years!

    /rofl
     
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    1835831108 Ult Pandora <3

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    You should change your name to TheDictator.
     
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  5. vincent000

    vincent000 Hyped for everything

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    You can't change your name in the forums
     
  6. Infinity1176

    Infinity1176 lf hkali

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    you used to be able to apparently
     
  7. vincent000

    vincent000 Hyped for everything

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    Really I never noticed
     
  8. TheTeacher

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    Back on topic...

    No, name changes have always been something you had to petition the administrator for, and have a good reason for wanting it.

    Tempting, though...
     
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  9. Joemomma

    Joemomma trying to behave...

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    So I have 18 points. What does that mean? That should make me public enemy number 1, or something? What did I do to get so many "fouls?"
     
  10. Marioman95

    Marioman95 AKA YoshiFarmz

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    Trophy points is different to the warning points I believe? Right @TheTeacher ?
     
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    Please ban @Marioman95 :v

    On topic thats actually nice , people gonna start thinking before doing stupid things xD
     
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  12. Joemomma

    Joemomma trying to behave...

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    Really? those are good boy points? Man, that ruins my image...... I want bad boy points....

    but I guess I don't want to be banned either. this sounds like serious business.
     
  13. Marioman95

    Marioman95 AKA YoshiFarmz

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    What I do :eek:
    I didn't do anything :eek:

    Trophy points, yeah. :D
     
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    I dont like you. Because you like mario like i do. xD
     
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    Marioman95 AKA YoshiFarmz

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  16. TheTeacher

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    @Joemomma Yes, trophy points are awarded from website activities and milestones and are separate from Warning Points.
     
  17. Flandre

    Flandre Scarlet Devil Staff Member

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    I know this new system seems kind of tyrannical and scary at first, but honestly it's not really going to affect most of you in any way.

    With the new forum update, the moderators had lost the ability to ban people so this is just a way to give us back that power to deal with any particularly bad troublemakers.

    I suppose it's a little easier to end up getting stuck with a short-term ban (1 day or 1 week) but again, it's really not hard to be a halfway decent poster so it shouldn't be a problem. And while I can't speak for all of the mods, I tend to not give out forum account warnings anyways unless they're really deserved - I'd much rather just post a verbal warning in the thread and tell them to cut it out, if they keep on doing it then that's when the minor offenses will start coming in.

    You're not going to get a minor offense for misplacing a thread or something unless you continuously do it. This is more to deal with things like disruptive posters, trolls, spammers, and just general assholes.
     
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    I guess I'm blissfully ignorant as I havent seen many posts that even are warning let alone infraction worthy, that or I /guess/ the moderators are doing a /decent/ job, ahem
     
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    I swear, I keep seeing the title of this thread and just thinking: Oh, someone else has [​IMG], they should add me.
     
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    Derpinator The Derpiest

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    All the tyrants say that
     
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