Clarifications on the warning system
Your warning level is visible only to you and to Hydrogenaudio.org staff, not to other members without moderator privileges. Commenting on your warning level in public is considered a violation of TOS #7; if you do so, your post will likely get deleted. Warning level is not an accurate indication of how close you are to getting banned! The 0-100% scale with 33⅓% increments is a feature of our forum software, it does not reflect our idea of using the warning system. If you've gone from 0% to 67%, it means you've been warned twice; it might be for something serious such as asking for illegal software, or for something more trivial such as repeated offtopic posts or posting threads with non-descriptive titles. What happens next will depend on what exactly it is you've done, as well as on quality of your non-TOS-violating contributions to our forums. Reaching 100% doesn't imply getting banned - in fact, there are long-time members who hit 100% before and got reduced back to 0% eventually, with no further incidents. In certain scenarios, member accounts will be banned instantly without any kind of warning. This applies to: Users who register only to spam - we get a share of those every month ( TOS #14). Confirmed cases of users having more than one account, trying to hide their earlier offenses from us ( TOS #12). What to do after you've been warned?
Don't panic. Don't try to fight back. If you're a regularly contributing and helpful forum member, your warning level will be back to 0% eventually and your forum account is most likely nowhere close to being banned or disabled. Make sure you've read the reason why you were warned (click on the warning level percentage number) - some people get warned twice for the same type of offense because they simply don't read the warning message. If you strongly disagree with the action taken against you, feel free to contact one of the administrators.
Last Edit: 2015-07-25 16:12:50 by Jan S.