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Old 04-05-2006, 12:15 AM
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Transgressions here will result in a warning or an infraction (see below). Any violation of rules 11,12,13 or 14 will usually result in an immediate ban.

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1. Read this guideline prior to posting.

2. Posting the identical post in more than one forum is not permitted.

Infraction System
This forum uses an infraction system to penalize violations of the forum rules, to track ongoing violations, and to potentially ban multiple offenders. Though the infraction system is the primary way of moderating the forum, at any time a moderator(s)' judgment can supersede the infraction system and a moderator can take whatever actions are deemed necessary required to settle a specific situation.

Operation of the System:

There are two types of penalties - warnings and infractions. Warnings do not have any points associated with them and are typically issued for first time violations of a minimal nature (moderators' decision). Infractions are usually worth 1 point and expire 6 months from the issuing date. If 5 points are accumulated by a member, a ban is automatically issued by the system. The ban will remain in effect until the first infraction expires and the point count drops to 4 or fewer.

Some infractions carry more than one point. Any disrespect to a moderator, whether on the forum, or via PM will carry a minimum of 3 points.

Visibility of the System:

All members can see the warnings, infractions, and points accumulated by other members. Below the post count will be three numbers (if the member has any warnings or infractions). The first number is the number of warnings. The second number is the total number of infractions. The final number, in parentheses, is the total point count.

All members can see if a specific post was deemed to be unacceptable. In the lower right hand corner of the post will be a yellow card if a warning was issued for that specific post. A red card will be present if an infraction was issued for that specific post.
If you have any questions regarding this system or about an infraction you received, please contact your forum moderator(s).

ATTRIBUTIONS: Portions of these rules were given to us to use by Bill Morrow at the
Thinkpad Forums.

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