PSA - How moderation, warnings, reports and bans work

 
 
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So it would appear that I and the other mods/monitors are frequently having to explain how the system works, so I figured I might as well do a PSA/Ask Questions ITT sticky so as to reduce the number of queries fielded each day.

Please read the sections first before asking questions.

Moderating in general.
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Important points to note;
-Mods and Monitors cannot be everywhere at all times, this is why the report function is important.
-Not everything that gets reported breaks the rules and not everything that breaks the rules gets reported.
-Not every little insult requires a warning, not every shitpost needs a lock. Nobody wants to see this place become a nanny state, but at the same time there has to be some order maintained.

As with any site on the internet, Moderators vary in opinions and approaches and are certainly not infallible. We all make mistakes and by all means call them out, but do so with the intent to improve things not because you want to score points over a moderator.

Reporting
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As previously stated, reporting is crucial. If you don't report it, you can't complain about moderators ignoring it. But bear in mind the following points that some of you seem to not understand.
-Reporting something doesn't mean that they will be instantly banned or warned.
-Mass reporting like a certain member did will get you banned (You can check the rules for that one)
-It's not a personal weapon to use against people who disagree with you, try to only report things that actually break the rules. If it just rustles your jimmies a bit, chances are it's not going to go away.
-If it's reported, it will be looked at. If it's then found to be breaking the rules further action may be taken. This can vary from a verbal warning to an official one.

The Warning/Ban system.
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As some of you have found out, you get a little watched note under your avatar if you receive a warning. I think you can also check your warning percentage on your profile.
Now, how the system works is thus.
Person A posts 'frack you shithead, you are a complete retard' in a disagreement over the percentage of tax that businesses should pay. Person A then receives a warning for doing so. The warning is set at 5% and if I'm the one who sees it then expect the gorilla to be edited in too.

These warnings can vary in percentage depending on the severity of the infraction. A 5% is the most common and is just an official note to tell you to cut the crap. These percentages decay by 10% per day, so if someone receives a warning of 10% it will be gone in 24 hours give or take. If someone repeatedly breaks the rules and with greater severity the warnings will stack up and reach the threshold for a lite-ban.

So say Person A continues to call person B a 'shitsmeared mongoloid who sucks obummer's pimpcane'.
They then receive a 15% warning for ignoring the previous one, they are at 20% so if they break the rules yet again the chances are they will get another warning and this will equal a one day ban (give or take depending on the system that checks the timing).

So when a user is banned, but not blacklisted they have likely broken the rules on multiple occasions and have had their warnings stack up.

The simplest way to look at this is thus, If you don't take the hint from your first warning or your second then you are likely to get a stacked up lite-ban.

Bans and Litebans
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A liteban is where their warnings have stacked up and gotten them put on the naughty step for a day or so, they can view the forums and that's about it. It expires quickly but can be increased for things such as evading a ban on an alt without good reason (Such as messaging a moderator).

A blacklist ban is the red text one, that's for killing alts and permanently removing someone from the site. It can be used as a regular ban, but litebans are the poison of choice for bad behaviour. If you start meatspinning, expect to get one of these.

Now, hopefully that clears things up but I'll be around for a while to answer any questions about the moderation on the site, if I cannot answer it because it pertains to a specific user's ban reason then I'm afraid it will have to go unanswered. I can discuss personal bans/warnings and the like but over PM.

So, shoot the questions and pepper your anguses for banny the clown.
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You know the people that need to read this won't, right?

Yes, but then I can just link them to it rather than waste my time typing it out over and over again.


 
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You know the people that need to read this won't, right?

Yes, but then I can just link them to it rather than waste my time typing it out over and over again.
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Ay, RC.

Guess what?

I deleted your report :^)


 
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i want to be guy to ban ppl

First you must challenge mod to deathmatch with katanas and fedoras only
Then you must say to bungie RECON RECON RECON and then
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TAKBIR
Two can play at that game.

You will be on the road to becoming guy to ban ppl.


 
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
i want to be guy to ban ppl

First you must challenge mod to deathmatch with katanas and fedoras only
Then you must say to bungie RECON RECON RECON and then
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TAKBIR
Two can play at that game.

You will be on the road to becoming guy to ban ppl.
m8 u hav just challenged challengerX

1v1 katanas and authentic fedoras only (no trillby) on Rust

check for my thread on b.net m9


 
 
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i want to be guy to ban ppl

First you must challenge mod to deathmatch with katanas and fedoras only
Then you must say to bungie RECON RECON RECON and then
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TAKBIR
Two can play at that game.

You will be on the road to becoming guy to ban ppl.
m8 u hav just challenged challengerX

1v1 katanas and authentic fedoras only (no trillby) on Rust

check for my thread on b.net m9

Link? B.shit won't show me <.<


 
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I want my status as Ninja for 1 day pls.


 
 
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I want my status as Ninja for 1 day pls.

If you can get at least 10 ALLAH ACKBARs in that thread then I will ask cheat.


 
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I want my status as Ninja for 1 day pls.

If you can get at least 10 ALLAH ACKBARs in that thread then I will ask cheat.
Ninja status here I cum.


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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
I want my status as Ninja for 1 day pls.

If you can get at least 10 ALLAH ACKBARs in that thread then I will ask cheat.
Ninja status here I cum.
You got Recon to respond to your thread. I'm impressed.


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I want my status as Ninja for 1 day pls.

If you can get at least 10 ALLAH ACKBARs in that thread then I will ask cheat.
Ninja status here I cum.
You got Recon to respond to your thread. I'm impressed.
Praise the lord then.


 
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I want my status as Ninja for 1 day pls.

If you can get at least 10 ALLAH ACKBARs in that thread then I will ask cheat.
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Well done <.<

As promised I will ask cheat, but don't expect him to say yes >_>


 
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Well done <.<

As promised I will ask cheat, but don't expect him to say yes >_>
I don't expect to be made Ninja for even a minute, but the challenge was fun.


 
 
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Well done <.<

As promised I will ask cheat, but don't expect him to say yes >_>
I don't expect to be made Ninja for even a minute, but the challenge was fun.

Haha good <.<


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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
How can I become guy that bans ppl?
u alredy is guy who ban ppl


 
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We're going to need some more chocolate syrup, Mr. Wilson.
How can I become guy that bans ppl?
u alredy is guy who ban ppl
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How can I become guy that bans ppl?

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First you must challenge mod to deathmatch with katanas and fedoras only
Then you must say to bungie RECON RECON RECON and then
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TAKBIR
Two can play at that game.

You will be on the road to becoming guy to ban ppl.

You must get a thread on b.shit with at least 10 allahu ackbars in it.


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A lot of this is common sense. Guess it's good to have for future reference though.


 
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Seems pretty obvious, but in the light of recent events probably not obvious enough.


 
 
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Seems pretty obvious, but in the light of recent events probably not obvious enough.

Indeed, I thought that this was all fairly obvious and self explanatory but apparently a few members either simply want something to moan about or didn't understand it <.<