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Warnings and Temporary Bans

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:15 pm
by LittlePinkFaery
This section will contain information on warnings and temporary bans so you can use this information to determine to what extent you wish to interact with other members. This section will not be retrospective and contains only warnings and bans issued after 15th July 2009. Any warnings and temporary bans issued before this will still be held on record by moderators, but this information will not be made public. We have chosen to make this information public following the comments made in the poll of July 2009.

If you think someone has crossed the line please tell us. If it is a one-off as regards you it is still worth telling us because it might start to make up a bigger picture about that person. If it is an ongoing occurrence with you then of course we want to know.

If it happens publicly and you think we haven't noticed you can either report the post, or PM us. If it is a PM please forward the PM and your comments to one of us. Even if they have taken the issue off the board and are harassing you about something board related through msn or something we still want to know.

We, as moderators, usually deal with things collectively to try to overcome as best as possible the subjectivity you are all talking about. However some things are clear as day and one person may take action immediately. It really does depend on what it is you are telling us.

Often a first minor transgression will just result in a friendly PM from a mod, and this would not be listed on this page

If it makes up part of a picture of ongoing unacceptable behaviour we would do one of 3 things depending on the severity/number of times it has happened/how long it's been going on for etc:
1) PM them again
2) warn them
3) give them a temporary ban

We would only go for option (3) if they had already had options (1) and (2) and it had had no effect or, it would be clear to anyone that their behaviour was highly abusive and there was no potential ambiguity.

We want you to know we take your happiness seriously but we also want you to know that we don't go about banning people on a whim. We use information you give us to build up a bigger picture, and as such there may be many people we are aware of and monitoring that would not show up on a warning list.

Re: Warnings and Temporary Bans

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:55 am
by MissAnthropik
CirqueMachine - warning (18.7.09)
rude behaviour to members on public forum

Re: Warnings and Temporary Bans

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:40 pm
by LittlePinkFaery

Given 1st warning for rude and unnecessary comments towards a member.

Re: Warnings and Temporary Bans

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:28 pm
by halocaustic
NaturalistDesigns - warning 20.10.09

Trading sneakily via PM while banned from buying or selling due to being on the Non Performing Sellers List.

Re: Warnings and Temporary Bans

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:13 pm
by halocaustic
Pixie_kitty - warning 26/03/10

Persistent rule breaking, snide PMs to moderators, failure to comply with basic requests