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    Updated warning/infraction system.

    We've implemented a new "Infraction" system to help us automate the management of warnings for breaking the SG rules.

    Infractions carry a point total given by the SG staff for specific offenses. Infractions/Warnings will be given and linked to specific posts, and include a PM explaining the reason, if necessary. The system also allows for warnings without adding any infraction points. Warnings serve as a method to remind users of the rules and encourage following them without actually receiving infraction points. Each infraction has an expiration time, usually a month. When the infraction expires, the associated points are removed from the user's point total. Users can see their infraction level (if any) and links to posts in their profile. If you are given an infraction/warning you'd also receive a PM. If you feel you've received an infracton without a just reason, you can always contact an administrator.

    Here are the current infraction points:

    Inapropriate Images / Links - 2 points (expire in 1 month)
    Offensive Language - 5 points (expires in 1 month). Obvious insults of other members.
    Spam account - 100 points = immediate automatic ban
    Reaching a certain infraction level may cause users to lose some permissions on the forums, or even an automatic ban. Currently, 100 infraction points will automatically ban the user permanently. We may be adding other levels to this infraction system if it proves effective.

    Note this is not intended as a reverse reputation system, or any form of approving/disapproving user content - we have absolutely no desire to micromanage content on the forums. It is rather a more advanced form of warning/tracking system for obvious breach of the SG rules.

    For your reference, this has been posted to the Rules forum as well.

    Feel free to discuss and comment on this feature in this thread, all suggestions are welcome.

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    Offensive language can be a hard one to explain with some words. Is SG going to censor the ones deemed offensive to clarify the confusion around certain words?

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    Well, it's been real, guys. Have fun in Fortress Speedguide.

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    "offensive language" will only be used for obvious insults. It will not change the way we moderate the forums.

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    Say what brought on the new standards?
    >>Cult Master of International Affairs<<

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    "you've been fined 1 credit for violating the boards verbal morality statute"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    "offensive language" will only be used for obvious insults. It will not change the way we moderate the forums.
    Is this addressing Burke's remark or mine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    Well, it's been real, guys. Have fun in Fortress Speedguide.
    It simply helps mods/admins stay on the same page, a user infraction is linked to a specific post, and can be viewed by all mods. That way, a user won't get 5 different warnings from different mods about the same post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Is this addressing Burke's remark or mine?
    Yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joint Chiefs of Staff View Post
    Say what brought on the new standards?
    It is not intended as a new standard, simply a different interface for the same standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Is this addressing Burke's remark or mine?
    Oops sorry about that. You must have edited your remark when I was looking for clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo View Post
    "you've been fined 1 credit for violating the boards verbal morality statute"
    We don't want to treat users as kindergarden kids. We don't want to overmoderate. We don't want to micromanage the forums. Users are what makes this community what it is.

    However, sometimes it is necessary to step in and moderate when threads get obviously out of control, as with this recent example: http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=219740

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    Is there a place where we can see our infractions or the points accumulated?

    Also for offensive links/pics, Is that for stuff over PG13? Can we make it include fat pics too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Is there a place where we can see our infractions or the points accumulated?

    Also for offensive links/pics, Is that for stuff over PG13? Can we make it include fat pics too?
    Your profile would include infractions/links/dates (if any).

    I was thinking about the fat pics as well, lol. Not likely.

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    I beleive I am eligable for diplomatic immunity to infractions as I am Canadian.

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    Spam - 100 points = immediate automatic ban
    its been nice knowin ya Yard












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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    I beleive I am eligable for diplomatic immunity to infractions as I am Canadian.
    ugg..that makes it worse and since your a rodent the ban includes rat poison in your daily dose of cheese.

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    if i am not eligable then where can i check my pts status (rookie card?), do the pts expire after while? say year?

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    its been nice knowin ya Yard











    yeah i guess its house cleaning time... better bring an empty box to work today cable dude

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    its been nice knowin ya Yard




    As long as randy is here I'm safe!

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