... However, individual complaints should be directed to a staff member in private.
I suggest that you raise the maximum number of warnings from 3 to 4,considering how easily newcomers can burn them.Also what about temporary bans (limited number of month)instead of a definitive ones ?
I suggest that you raise the maximum number of warnings from 3 to 4,considering how easily newcomers can burn them.
How long does it take to cancel a warning ?It it automated, or the moderators have to take actions ?
Also what about temporary bans (limited number of month)instead of a definitive ones ?
I think the TOS is fine in general, but sometimes a warning is a little too harsh imho
whereas some mods forget that there's actually also a PM-button... This is called dialogue
Actually it was a very nice post for some software I thought maybe could be useful, but I was curious as it looked somewhat commercial and wanted to see if he intended to respond to the thread (which would not be a TOS-violation then) - So I posted asking for the price of the software.
Another thing that seems missing to me is dialogue between mods/admins. I got a warning once for replying to a spam-post (...) A mod contacted me that he had deleted the thread - Very nice move. A few hours later i got warned... by ANOTHER mod!
What is to be talked about here is a better way to globally react to it. A protocol, if you want. How should users specifically deal with it.A suggestion (mostly what Snash has said) could be that the first user who see that, write a post saying "Possible TOS violation" (point to the TOS), use the report button to get the attention of a moderator, then the usual moderator <-> user talk takes on (maybe temporarily closing the thread) and when the subject is cleared, allow the talk to continue.
The above text may sound curt, I don't mean it to be. As I say, I may have missed the point. Basic upshot: if you spot a violation that has not been dealt with please use the Report button, and do not start a flame war.
I've seen users ToS8 people before, and I find it useful, as ToS8 is a more complicated rule to follow.
...the forum software didn't allow me to even log out when I logged in after I was suspended. This of course meant that I couldn't read ANY topics whatsoever and only clearing out the cookie manually rectified this. Pretty dumb if you ask me. Dunno how it is working with this new forum version.
Can't you see the reason after you log in while suspended?