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New Standardized Rule/Punishment System

Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by Ghan_04, Feb 1, 2009.

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  1. Ghan_04

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    Greetings, members of the Hive!

    In an effort to address the growing problem of disproportionate punishments that have been causing problems lately, the staff has implemented a new system that we hope will encompass any and all rule breaking that may happen and specify a punishment for each rule that may be broken.

    *Thanks to Rising_Dusk and zombie2279 for coming up with the idea of a table to standardize things.

    1. The RED text is the length of the INFRACTION for the punishment.
    2. The GREEN text is any additional action on the part of the moderator.

    The punishment table with all of the possible problems and resolutions can be viewed here:

    http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/apps.php?p=pages&f=punishments

    Thank you!
     
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  2. busterkomo

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    What exactly is meant by 2 x 6 months - Resource Rejected. Is it that it is either 6 or 12 months depending on the severity?
     
  3. Eccho

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    YEah, finally something which could set everything in order here.

    Although, in my own opinion some of them are too strict, but its not my decision to make.
     
  4. bounty hunter2

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    Why just not making it perm ban? It's not as if someone will actually return after 6 months of ban.

    Other then that I find it rather strict, maybe a bit too much, but maybe what the Hive needs right now.
     
  5. Ghan_04

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    > What exactly is meant by 2 x 6 months - Resource Rejected.

    I have edited the table to hopefully correct this confusion.
     
  6. busterkomo

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    Thanks Ghan, that clears up my confusion.
     
  7. TheDivineBoss

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    Some of the kids -and maybe me- are going to have a hard, hard, hárd time with this new punishment board.
     
  8. Arvedui

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    Finally a good set of standards staff can follow.

    I have a questions though. Will past punishments be gotten rid of now that there is a new system?

    Like say someone did something wrong and got an infraction forever. But with this new "chart" there are time limits. Would that person with the infraction forever get their infraction removed after the time limit for that specific "wrong doing"? Or would that stay there forever?

    I would doubt it gets removed, I'm just curious. Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere.
     
  9. Xarwin

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    I hope that this will be used by moderators.

    Thanks for posting, Ghan.
     
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    Actually, now we got this new punishment board..

    I see the rate of users already dropping.

    Be sure to slowly use this board and not in a flash, or people will get confused and hurt.
     
  11. Elenai

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    Hehe..or the users can 'not' give us a reason to even have to use the new system ^_^
     
  12. ~Void~

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    Maybe increase the number of points required for a ban from 2 to 3.
     
  13. Hakeem

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    Not the best of motives, but helpful nonetheless. :p


    I think it is nigh perfect as it stands. The exact intervals may need some fine tuning, but otherwise, it looks very good to me. This gives very good reason to having a 2-point-ban infraction system.
     
  14. WILL THE ALMIGHTY

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    Nice iniative.

    But I'd have liked to know about it before I got perma-banned. -.-
     
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    WHAT GREAT PUNISHMENTS.

    Not only are most of them a bit too harsh on users, all of them are far too lax on the moderators! I'm sure you intend to make changes to it in the future though so maybe that makes it fair.
     
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    moderators = users with a few permissions.
     
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    The advertising of rep is disallowed?

    I find that surprising; is the requests forum an exception? Rep is generally a reward for fulfilled requests there, and is often advertised.
     
  18. Elenai

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    Well, saying "I'll rep you for providing a good service" is not the same as saying "I'll rep you, if you rep me." Or saying "rep me" in your signature, or etc.
     
  19. Ghan_04

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    > Will past punishments be gotten rid of now that there is a new system?

    If we're notified, we'll be happy to adjust past infractions to fit the new system.

    > Vegavak

    I'm not really sure what you mean there....

    > is the requests forum an exception?

    Go with Elenai. He's got it right.
     
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    This came around after you were banned, and has nothing to do with chat. Please stop spamming.
     
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