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So how many warning points does it take?

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by IronMonster, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Just noticed on my profile page that I have 6 warning points.

    So.... What does it take to get the boot?
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I have 3 for some reason... That was from YEARS ago when I got into it with a holocaust denier and called him some choice names that didn't show up as "bubblegum". o_O

    In either event, it means I can currently get away with TWICE the shenanigans as you can before I get the boot! :D
     
  3. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Moderator Rules & Procedures

    NorthwestFirearms.com maintains a list of rules we expect our members to follow. We feel it is only fair we maintain a set of guidelines for Moderators to follow. You can think of this as a Bill of Rights for our members. However, please remember, we reserve the right to revoke membership from this community or disable a member's posting ability for any or no reason whatsoever.

    Warnings & Infractions

    We're no longer going to require a verbal warning, mostly for lack of being able to track them but also because adults should not require two warnings. If you choose to give a verbal warning rather than an official warning for the first offense, that's certainly fine. With the elimination of official verbal warnings, that will put us on a one/two system of warning/infraction. Warnings and infractions are split into minor and major categories, resulting in either one or three point penalties.

    * Warnings - Warnings are infractions with no penalty points. These serve as an official notice of wrongdoing, and will stay on your NWFA record permanently. Upon receiving a warning a member should re-read the community rules. Moderators are required to issue warnings before issuing infractions

    * Infractions - Infractions are official records of rule violations within the Northwest Firearms Community. Infractions carry penalty points of various numbers depending on the rule(s) violated. These penalty points will expire either 15 or 30 days from the day the infraction was given. If you have an infraction that has not expired and you receive an infraction for the same violation, the expiration for the new infraction will be amended to the expiration of the previous infraction.

    * Bans - Any member with 10 or more infraction points at the same time will receive a temporary ban of 7 days the first time and a permanent ban the second time.

    Additional Notes

    * When a warning or infraction is issued the moderator is required to explain in detail the reason for the warning or infraction, as well as answer any questions the member may have. This is a courtesy to the member, please be polite. Pleading your case is acceptable; Arguing or becoming abusive with the moderator may result in additional infractions.

    * If a warning or infraction was issued to the member at any time in the past for the same rule violation a warning is optional, not required.

    * If a member has an active warning or infraction for a major violation and violates a different rule, it is highly recommended, but not required, a moderator issue another warning. This provision is in place to prevent members from violating multiple rules and ignoring warnings issued. Moderators are expected to use this provision sparingly.

    * Moderators do have the ability to issue outright bans. However, this ability should only be used in case of a spammer circumventing our anti-spam measures or in case of an emergency. All outright bans will be reviewed by Joey Link as soon as possible.

    * If a member violates the same rule twice or more before being given a warning or infraction, the member is to be given only one warning or infraction.

    Editing and/or Deleting Member Content

    Moderators have permission to edit or delete member content which is in violation of the community rules. Moderators do not have permission to edit or delete member content which is not in violation of the community rules without a specific request and/or permission from the member. If member content is edited or deleted due to a rule violation and a verbal warning is being given, the moderator is required to private message the member and explain the reason for the edit or deletion. If member content is edited or deleted due to a rule violation and a warning or infraction is being given, moderators are required to provide details when giving the warning or infraction.
     
  4. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    That's easy! When you see someone in the classifieds selling .22 for 2-3x the off the shelf Bimart price, make a comment, that deadeye character will slap you with warning points while allowing the scammer free reign. This response should probably get me the 3-points I need for ban of some sort.
     
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  5. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    Been there, done that!.
     
  6. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    geezuz, I couldn't read all that, reads like something you have to read and sign if you were to go to prison/jail....Or third grade.
     
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  7. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am certainly not myself here - I have zero warnings. :(
     
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  8. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    How dumb am I? I can't even find WHERE the infractions are when I look around in my profile. Does that mean I don't have any?
     
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  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I got 9 so I win so far I think.


    That's Right! Tiger Blood!!!




    Copied from the TOS link:


    Members may be banned from our community due to violation of our community rules or violation of our Terms of Service. While we do reserve the right to revoke your membership at any time, it's actually quite difficult to get banned.

    When a member violates a rule they are given a warning. Each warning carries between 1 and 3 warning points, depending on the rule violated. Members who accumulate a set number of points within a 1 year time period are automatically banned for a set length of time. Warning points expire 1 year from the date received.

    10 Points - 1 Week
    15 Points - 1 Month
    20 Points - 3 Months
    25 Points - 1 Year

    Members can view their warning details on their profile page
     
  10. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I was banned for quite some time, and I mean banned banned. I couldn't even view the site. I was ip banned .. So I had to figure out how to look at the site and not post..

    Glad that's over!
     
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  11. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I am just saving all mine up to go out in a blazing ball ball of bubblegum!

    Do you really want to live forever?
     
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  12. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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    Are "points" a different category from "warning points".

    I'm sitting at 93 points of some kind; perhaps brownie points...

    :D
     
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  13. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Yes, your brownie points won't get you banned. Pretty sure they won't get you anything. ;-)
     
  14. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

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    Think I'm gonna borrow heavily from Joe's rules for a couple sites I run myself. I've been meaning to put together a Mod Code of Conduct fora while, but didn't know where to start...
     
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  15. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This is the current and correct answer. Before the revision the points never expired. I also like the idea of giving someone a second chance after a year, rather than a perm ban. I wanted to loosen things up a bit in general, since we haven't been having too many problems with violations.

    I actually meant to expire existing warning points when we switched to the current system, but it looks like that never happened. It's on my list now, so any of the warning points that don't have an expiration will be expired soon.

    If you go into your profile page you should see a warning tab, which lists all of the infractions you have received (current or expired). If you look to the left you'll see Warning Points, which is the number of active, unexpired points.
     
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  16. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    Joe13VancouverBronze Supporter
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    I got 9 so I win so far I think.

    I'm right there with you, I've got 9 too! :eek:
     
  17. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

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    Must work only if you have warnings... surprisingly my nose appears clean here, unlike at THR where a new mod with a Small Person Complex threw a fit over my description in my profile of this area as "Seattlegrad, Soviet Socialist Kleptocracy of Turd-suckistan"--a description which had been in there for YEARS with no complaint.
     
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  18. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I have you all beat:confused:
     
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  19. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It looks like I'm not able to 'mass expire' warnings, I have to do them manually for each member. No way I have time to do that, so instead I'll expire warnings over 1 year old on request (PM or post here). I just expired the old warnings for everyone in this thread ;)
     
  20. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    And just like that I'm only half as bad as I was an hour ago....