Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Probation Rule

  1. - Top - End - #1
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Daemon

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Gender
    Male

    Default Probation Rule

    I was wondering. I heard somewhere in this subforum a while back before I officially joined that there was this new "Probation" rule which meant that people could get unbanned once there infractions expired. However, I can't find any official mention expect inthis thread with a post from our gunslinger and I see it nowhere in the rules. Am I misunderstanding the rules? Because I haven't seen banned people coming back. Not that it's a bad thing I'm just curious about it.
    We're all in the Monster Manual somewhere. My entry is between Howler and Hydra.

    Unresolved Plot Point Collection Thread- For OOTS
    Spoiler
    Show
    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    It's nice to see someone saying it isn't for once, the forum IQ did just go up. Please have a cookie Sunken Valley.
    Quote Originally Posted by Terry576 View Post
    I thought Sunken Valley eloquently covered the points I wanted to make.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Yes, exactly.

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Banned
     
    willpell's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Probation Rule

    Having come very close to getting banned over a fairly minor infraction, I would be very much in favor of such a rule.

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Colossus in the Playground
     
    Serpentine's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dinosaur Museum aw yisss.
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: Probation Rule

    Once you're banned, you're banned. The "probation" rule is more like an official "hey! You're about to get banned! Seriously, don't screw up again or you're outta here!"
    I'd kinda like to know whether one was also officially told when one was taken off probation (not that I need to know that for personal reasons or anything coughcough <.<).
    Last edited by Serpentine; 2012-10-21 at 09:13 AM.

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Banned
     
    willpell's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Probation Rule

    Your infractions come with an expiration date, so I'd assume that when one of my three redcards expires, I'm off probation (assuming I manage not to infract again immediately thereafter, which I hope I will...manage, that is, not infract).

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Loving the Smell of Bat Guano in the Morning Administrator
     
    NecromancerGuy

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Australia
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Probation Rule

    We don't ban someone lightly, when someone reaches over 300 points, all of their warnings and infractions, their expiry dates, the reasons for getting them, their posting history, and how they have behaved since getting them are taken into account before the user is banned. This is a manual oversight which has existed since the beginning of the warning/infraction system to prevent posters (particularly long time posters who may have infractions from a year ago) who made a few mistakes but learned from them, and have made a genuine attempt to improve from them, from being banned by a minor infraction if we think they can learn from their mistakes and abide by the rules. When we elect to ban someone, the ban is permanent. No one has been unbanned after being banned through this system.

    When you reach 300 infraction points, you should be aware that you are officially "on notice" (aka probation), because any infraction, no matter how minor, will trigger this review for potential banning. This is a point that needs to be made clear, you will never be banned over a "fairly minor infraction", however the infraction that brings you over 300 points will trigger a review of all of your infractions and warnings.

    "My Hobby: Replacing your soap with gravy" by rtg0922, Doll and Clint "Rawhide" Eastwood by Sneak

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Gunslinger in the Playground Administrator
     
    Roland St. Jude's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Probation Rule

    Sheriff: When you reach 300 points, you are put on Probation. Any further Infractions while still at 300 points will likely result in immediate banning. You'll know you're on Probation because you have 300 points, though standard procedure is for the mod who issues the 300th point to mention it. You'll know you're off probation because you have fewer than 300 points. This was an adjustment from the older practice of issuing a ban at 300 points with an occasional stay of the ban. Banning in all cases of accrued points is done after a review and not automatically. Banning is permanent and subsequent accounts by the banned poster will also be banned.

    Also, no one gets banned or on Probation for "a fairly minor infraction," it takes repeated violations to get there.
    Headless Roland by Chris the Pontifex
    Now gauging interest for Still Flyin' a potential PbP game using the new Firefly RPG.

    Forum Rules

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •