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Infraction System Reform

Discussion in 'Moderator Discussion' started by Misty, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Misty

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    LordS and I were discussing the infraction system, and I kind of came to the conclusion that the "General Misconduct" (aka stupidity) infraction is a bit outmoded. The design hails from a day when our rules weren't very comprehensive, and there was a lot of moderator discretion about unacceptable behavior. With the very careful revision of the rules, they have taken on a more precise nature that would indicate a revision to the system that enforces them.

    My reasoning here is that there are two sides to an infraction - one side is to send a message to a user that their behavior is unacceptable; but the other side is to alert fellow moderators who have to deal with repeat offenders. If someone has a "General Misconduct" infraction, it's kind of hard to tell what the exact offense was. Granted, this could be handled by visiting the post that was infracted, but that model could be improved for efficiency. Further, I think it helps if the infractions carry the general message rather than having to rely on "boilerplates", which don't really address my first issue and require some extra work.

    This is my preliminary list of infractions, based on the rules topic:

    - Junior Modding
    - Advertising
    - Trolling
    - Incomprehensible Post
    - Thread Necromancy
    - Insulted Other Members
    - Illegal Material (ROMs, Pirated Software, etc.)
    - Insubordination (this applies to the "don't edit back if a mod edited it" rule, but is probably also useful for people who give retarded replies to infractions)
    - Signature Violation
    - Forum Specific Rule (this is a blanket infraction for people who violate specific forum rules like the RMT board stuff)
    - Lurk More (the "general stupidity" rule)
    - Repeated Infraction (a stronger infraction for people who consistently do the same things over and over again)

    The advantages of this method, in addition to being more verbose to an observing mod, include more ability to customize the strength of these infractions, which we can discuss once we put together a list.

    Also: On that note, I would also like to suggest the possibility of opening up custom infractions to super moderators, within certain limits (i.e. limits to how many points may be given and how long the infraction can stand for), which I think our Super Moderator staff is trustworthy enough to follow.
  2. david stone

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    Well, as I said on IRC yesterday, I'm in support of this sort of reform.
  3. cloud

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  4. Hazerider

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    yeah alright
  5. Roy

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    yeah thats cool
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    Seems like this'll be a good change




    also i am all for hazerider with custom infractions this can only end well
  7. chaos

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    im fine with it

    we will talk about custom infractions though
  8. Misty

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    Jason and I already discussed it, and he pointed out to me that this newer method kind of makes custom infractions unneeded lol
  9. Steelicks

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    one question

    Doesn't this apply to the infraction-immune Firebot only? (I never find myself editing other posts)

    Otherwise (y) idea
  11. Kumar

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    read
    good to know that my e-life is a bit easier now
  12. Misty

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    it's in general rules so it's not "firebot-only", even if it isn't usually applicable outside of there
  13. Vineon

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    that's a good idea
  14. Aeolus

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    I'm okay with this
  15. gene

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    sounds good
  16. Jumpman16

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    i read like 98% of this thread
  17. Hazerider

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    was that the original post

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