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  1. Jun 11, 2004 #1

    jimmy p

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    I have noticed that on my posts "jimmy p's warnings" have appeared, and on Zooby's posts, "zoobieshoe's warnings" have appeared. When I tried to access mine it wouldnt let me because I wasnt authorised. What is this about? What do I have warnings for? Why cant I see what I have done wrong? :cry:
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2004 #2
    haha it's for staff only! :devil: :smile:

    we've implemented a warning system, when you get warned you'll recieve an email telling you such. there are different warnings with different point values. total of 15 will get you banned for 2 weeks
     
  4. Jun 12, 2004 #3

    jimmy p

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    Oh i see, like black marks and such.. or points on your licence. Ok, well I'm nearly perfect so I wont need to worry.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2004 #4

    jeff

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    I feel that members really should be kept abreast of the current list of infractions and their point values.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2004 #5
    Yes Jeff, each time a member is warned they recieve an email with the current warning and total point value they have accumulated.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2004 #6

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    I meant that the PF "criminal code" should be made available to all members.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2004 #7
    I have not recieve one notifcation on any of these warnings until reading it now. So when did Zero start?



    .Ex. Using all caps, off topic posts, overuse of smilies... 2
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    okay I'll stop using simlies



    Advertising Spam Post of personal gain 5
    What can I gain? in our options its lists our URL sites respectively.....should this be removed?

    Double/Cross Post Spam Occurs when a user posts the same message in several forums 5
    Advertisng spam is 5 so this makes sense here


    Personal Attack Vulgar and or disrespectful nature towards another member 6

    I would like just "one" example of this

    Attachment/Link Violation Inappropriate attachments or links 6
    I'll have to know what violations occurred so in the future

    Crackpot Material Unscientific discussion in a science thread 7
    Could you denote crackpot when it is assume to be? Out of 337 posts this is a hard ascertion to make?

    Copyright Violation Posting of material that is copywritten

    I always denote its source(images are not shown and appear only as url's), so how could I?

    So is this 21 in any one of these threads or all together?

    Considering the type and style of infractions I guess from a personal standpoint it is time to reassess my future here.

    I take back what I said about this program
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2004
  9. Jun 15, 2004 #8

    jimmy p

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    Cant we just egg a perpetrator?
     
  10. Jun 15, 2004 #9

    chroot

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    Part of me honestly feels this system is just not necessary, since we already have the report-to-moderator feature. We don't need 10 different ways to notify the staff, and I don't believe in automatic bans.

    - Warren
     
  11. Jun 15, 2004 #10
    I think implementing software controls to take over moderation from the moderators is fascist.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2004 #11

    chroot

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    lethe,

    While I don't identify such behavior with a particular political system, I agree with the sentiment that it's unnecessary and negative. I'd like to see a vote taken on this.

    - Warren
     
  13. Jun 15, 2004 #12

    jimmy p

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    I do think that you should be able to access your own warnings, eg, to see how much time before the points are revoked or whatever, and if the email is put in your junkmail automatically, then you could have warnings without knowing it.
     
  14. Jun 15, 2004 #13

    Tom Mattson

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    The only thing I like about this system is that solves a particularly annoying problem, namely that so many "bad apples" decide to turn off the PM feature, so you can't send them a warning "man to man", like I would prefer.
     
  15. Jun 15, 2004 #14

    chroot

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    I don't see that as a problem, Tom. When someone elects to prevent moderators from interacting with him, he's really just electing to be banned from the forum. If someone doesn't want to be warned once or twice for his behavior before being dealt with, that's fine. We won't warn him; we'll just deal with him.

    - Warren
     
  16. Jun 15, 2004 #15

    Tom Mattson

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    Fine with me. :smile:
     
  17. Jun 18, 2004 #16
    From time to time, the administrators may want to send you email notices.

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    If this is a option, its sort of like a trick question if it can be used against you? I say remove the option and make it mandatory.

    I readjusted my comments in previous post in this thread.

    If the situations that have been highlihted can be responded too, I would appreciate it, as I do not want to be a nuisance here. If this is felt as a challenge to the system in place, then at a personal level would this raise ones moral stance in regards to the way in which these judgements can be used discrimminately??

    As posters we are relying on impeccable behavior from the moderators. Is there no defense for us then?
     
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  18. Jun 18, 2004 #17

    enigma

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    You haven't received any warnings through the system.

    I think the 'smilies' note is for posts which are all - or mostly - smilies with no real content.

    No. You can leave your site in the profile. Contributors can even have a link or two in their signature. You can't post a thread specifically stating something along the lines of: "Come see my new website where I'm selling my new book!"

    It may not seem as this happens often, but that's only because the moderators catch and delete them quickly. We get a few every week.

    Uhm. Insulting someone's mother...

    Links or attachments containing pornographic material
    Links or attachments containing gore
    Links or attachments which install viruses or spyware
    etc.


    This basically is a catch-all for people who post pet theories in the general fora. Even worse is people who post pet theories in the homework help section. At PF the general fora are for established science only. We have a Theory Development forum which is specifically for pet theories. They must be confined there.

    Then you've got nothing to worry about. Again, it may not seem like it happens because we usually catch the thread quickly, but every now and then, someone posts something copied-and-pasted from another website and claims it as their own. Since what is posted to PF is copyrighted, this can get us into trouble. "Fair use" quotations are fine.



    All together.
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    All that being said, I'll throw my $0.02 in and agree that I think this is unneccessary for the most part. The moderators have records of all reported posts, and we do keep a close eye on the problem members.

    The only reason we'd need it, as was mentioned previously, would be to inform those members who aren't receiving PMs that a post or behavior is inappropriate short of banning them.
     
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  19. Jun 18, 2004 #18

    arivero

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    Er... as in Treasure Island? Do you live in Isla Tortuga or so?
     
  20. Jun 18, 2004 #19

    Monique

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    Sol2: you haven't received any warnings, the point system you summed up is the scoring system used in case an offense is made.
     
  21. Jun 18, 2004 #20
    Okay I get it. Thick as potates sometimes I think :smile:

    Thanks all
     
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