Post by TiaRPF Admin on Dec 23, 2009 6:31:05 GMT -5
Now, we like to think that we won't actually have to put this system to use while we're here, but anyone who's been on the Internet knows that something's going to happen eventually, and we feel it's best to be prepared for that eventuality.
Below is our system for disciplinary action regarding major violations--generally blatant disregard for the Forum Rules. We operate using a four-strike system, as follows:
Strike 1: You will be given a formal warning by a member of the forum staff, which will offer ways for you to improve yourself in the future.
Strike 2: Depending on the severity of your second violation, the staff member will use his or her own discretion.
Strike 3: You will be given a short ban. This will allow you time to cool off and maybe think about whether it's worth it to continue on the road you're on.
Strike 4: Your username will be permanently banned from the forum.
Please note that not all violations will trigger the four-strike system. Small things can and generally will be addressed informally (though, you may get a formal warning if you continue despite our best attempts), and there are some things that are simply worthy of an instant ban.
The forum staff will use their best discretion when dealing with each situation.