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Moderator Actions Page
Moderator Actions Page
As part of the Debate Politics Forums registration process, each registrant agrees to adhere to the Forum Rules and any applicable Sticky Rules. It is assumed that every registrant will read the rules before posting in the forums. If you have any questions or concerns about our rules or Moderator Actions, you must address these via a PM to vauge or to any Global Moderator. If you have questions, concerns, or complaints about the Basement, PM a Dungeon Master. Debate Politics Moderators and DMs are listed on our DP Staff page available at the link below.
Below are the basic guidelines for Moderator Actions and the respective consequences. Moderators can issue Warnings, Thread Bans, Infractions, or impose a Perma-Ban against an account. In all circumstances, Moderator/Team judgement shall prevail.
Can be issued either in-thread or via the system software. Warnings issued via the system-software are recorded and become a part of your DP Infraction History which you can peruse in your DP Profile. Warnings typically are issued with a 0 point penalty consequence and expire after 30 days.
In-thread warnings will be noted in the subject line of a post using a format of "[W:###]" where "###" is the post number of the warning.
When this action occurs, you will receive a PM notice you that you have been banned from further participation in a specific thread. Thread Bans do not expire and they are noted in your Infraction History.
These actions have a points consequence. Most Infractions will auto-expire after 30 days. Major Infractions (10+ points) are set to auto-expire after 60 days. With Perma-Ban Infractions, the points levied never expire. As a general rule, the Infraction/Points/Expire values have these default characteristics:
No link to orginal source - 1 point / 30 days
No user content in OP - 1 point / 30 days
Baiting/Flaming/Trolling (B/F/T) - 3 points / 30 days
*Breaking News* violation - 3 points / 30 days
Word Censor violation - 3 points / 30 days
Fair Use Violation (Forum Rules 9/9a) - 3 points / 30 days
Advertisements (posted or url) - 5 points is typical if its not worthy of a ban / 30 days
Vegas violation - situational - 3/5 points / 30 days
Don't Be A Jerk (DBAJ) - situational - 5/10 points / 30/60 days
Posting PM's - situational - 10 points normally / 60 days
Threats - situational - 10/20 points / 60 days / possible Perma-Ban
Insubordination (6a) - 10 points / 60 days
Harassment - 10 points / 60 days / possible Perma-Ban
Offensive / Disrespetful Message (O/D) - 5/10 points / 60 days
Hate Speech (posted or url) - situational - 20 points / 60 days / possible Perma-Ban
Intentional Spamming (posted or url) - usually a Perma-Ban
Pornography (posted or url) - usually a Perma-Ban
Multi-Account/Proxy Posting - usually a Perma-Ban
All Infractions issued become a part of your DP Infraction History. Your I/H is one component utilized by Mods to help determine an appropriate course of disciplinary action. Points are considered "active points" unless and until they expire. The system-software maintains a record of your I/H and determines your account status by tabulating your active points. System thresholds for active points are listed below.
10+ active points will automatically yield a system-generated 2 day forum suspension.
20+ active points will automatically yield a system-generated 2 week forum suspension.
30+ active points will automatically result in a system-generated Perma-Ban.
A note on points expiration. If you receive multiple active Infractions of the same type, the system will consider you a "chronic offender" and automatically increase the points expiration time-frame.
Self-explanatory. Your Debate Politics account is permanently banned.
In addition to the global Forum Rules, the *Breaking News* forums and the Middle East forum are managed with additional rule-sets located in Sticky Posts at the top of these forums. Please read these Sticky Posts before posting in these forums.
http://www.debatepolitics.com/forum-...rum-rules.html (Forum Rules)
http://www.debatepolitics.com/forum-...fractions.html (Disputing Warnings/Infractions)
Moderator Perma-Ban Hearing (MPH):
http://www.debatepolitics.com/forum-...n-hearing.html (Moderator Perma-Ban Hearing)
The Debate Politics Staff:
http://www.debatepolitics.com/us/842...post1059057725 (The DP Staff)
Last edited by Zyphlin; 02-22-13 at 11:36 AM.