This is a small overview of the forum’s infraction system that helps keeping this place clean, nice and safe!
ABOUT USER INFRACTIONS
The User Infraction system is designed to automate the management of misbehaving users.
Infractions carry a point total that is awarded to users. Once a user reaches a pre-determined point level, he enters an infraction group (see below). Each infraction level has an expiration time of 12 month. When the infraction expires, the associated points are removed from the user's point total and the user's infraction groups are recalculated.
- Spamming – 1 Point
- Inappropriate Language – 2 Points
- Flaming / Harassment – 2 Points
- Inappropriate Avatar – 2 Points
- Inappropriate Signature – 2 Points
- Insulted Other Member(s) – 3 Points
- Piracy, Hacks or Trojans – 5 Points
- Pornography – 5 Points
- Racism / National Hatred – 5 Points
Infractions can also be allowed to be given as warnings. A warning does not add any infraction points to the user's point total. Warnings serve as a method of reminding users of our forum's rules and encourage them to follow these rules without being awarded infraction points. Moderators have the ability to give an infraction or a warning for those levels that have the warning ability enabled.
INFRACTION GROUP PERMISSIONS
Infraction groups are set up to restrict the permissions of users.
The WARNING group is set for people who have reached 8 active infraction points. The group changes the following permissions for the user:
- No Avatar allowed
- No Signature allowed
- Different user color
- Custom user title
- Can’t create polls
BANNED is for people that reach at least 10 active infraction points. This will ban the affected user from the forum. There are different ban levels:
- 10 active infraction points: User will be banned for 7 days
- 15 active infraction points: User will be banned for 1 month
- 20 active infraction points: User will be banned for 6 months
There also is the possibility for users to receive a permanent ban which never expires. Special circumstances that warrant imminent action (for example: infractions in quick succession, disruption of the peace of the forum) allow moderators to ban users for a limited amount of time at their own discretion. The creation of a duplicate account to either circumvent a ban or to continue banworthy behavior will result in all accounts associated with that user being banned.