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Old 02-05-2012, 09:15 AM
FS~Phat FS~Phat is offline
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For clarification on the infraction system read below.

Each infraction a moderator applies to an account accumulates a number of points for a defined period. The first graphic details what these infractions are categorised as, their value, and how long they apply before they expire. Think of it as a point system on your license that gets reset (in Australia at least) every 3 years. Lose enough points and you lose your license!

In the case of the forum infraction system, the reset periods vary dependent on each category of infraction but the majority expire in 30days. (this maybe revised up or down in the future as we deem necessary)

The 2nd graphic shows what the different ban periods are for accumulated infraction points.
Until your infraction points expire for each infraction, they accumulate and if you get too many points you will trip an automatic ban dependant on how many points you accumulated.

If you incur just 3 concurrent infractions in a month, you will automatically receive a 1 week ban.
For 5 x "general rule violations" in 30 days (5 points each - total 25) it would automatically trigger a 1 month ban.

I hope that helps clarify.
BTW ignorance to the rules is not a reason to be excused, (as has always been the case) so I would suggest you all carefully read the rules and if you have questions please PM a moderator. (dont start a thread!)
We will use our own discretion as to when to provide a warning and when to apply the infraction points for a limited time as we introduce the new infraction system to give users a short period of adjustment.
Thanks Nearmiss for putting this together!
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Last edited by FS~Phat; 02-05-2012 at 09:20 AM.