Infraction/Point System Explained

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  1. j0ker

    j0ker Classifieds Manager Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Location:
    MS Gulf Coast
    This isn't a complete list but these are the most common and the most applicable to the general membership. These do accrue if given before the expiration period, which equals a level of ban shown below. All of these can be selected to NOT apply points, which are considered "Rule Reminders". Most everyone receives rule reminders first but may not if the offense is a blatant disregard to the rule. You will also notice duplication of some violations and these are chosen by the severity of the offense.

    [table]
    [tr]
    [th]BAN[/th]
    [th]POINTS[/th]
    [th]Length (days)[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Sin Bin[/th]
    [th]2[/th]
    [th]3[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Suspended[/th]
    [th]5[/th]
    [th]7[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Moved On[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Forever[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Ban[/th]
    [th]19+[/th]
    [th]Forever[/th]
    [/tr]
    [/table]
    [table]
    [tr]
    [th]OFFENSE[/th]
    [th]POINT(S)[/th]
    [th]EXPIRES[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Beating a dead horse. Excessive posting of a complaint or controversial or sensitive subject. You've made your point now please let it go.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]COPYRIGHT VIOLATION: You have posted a full article from another site. Under the principal of fair usage you must only copy a couple of sentences and then a link to the original. This is explained fully in the FAQ.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]10 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]DISRUPTION: You are clearly spoiling for a fight on this thread by posting inciting or off topic remarks. Please either remain on topic or leave the thread.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]10 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Evading forum censor to use offensive language.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]10 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Insulted Other Member(s): Some discussions get very heated! However, you have overstepped the mark by using overtly insulting language. Please try to engage with fellow members with respect.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]10 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Linking to unapproved blog/review site: All blog/review sites have to be approved before you may link to them from this forum.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]30 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Member posted in violation of the rules in the Classifieds section. Discussions not pertaining to the OP or other unnecessary comments about prices, etc, are not allowed. Please see classified rules before posting.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]30 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Member posted in violation of the rules in the Classifieds section. Please read and abide by the posted rules for the forum before making a new thread.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]30 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Multiple identities/accounts are against the TOS. Please refrain from creating any others so as not to jeopardize your account here.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Offensive language: Comments that insult people on the basis of their sexual orientation, race, nationality, or country of origin are not permitted on ECF.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]10 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Offensive Language: Please refrain from using offensive/vulgar language on the ECF forums.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]10 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Posted on inappropriate subject matter: We do not allow discussions on illegal/illicit drugs or of explicit sexual matters, at ECF.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]10 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Posting inappropriate/vulgar/offensive videos/pics is not permitted here. Please refrain.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]10 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Signature Rule Violation, includes posting of supplier affiliate codes, improperly sized image (max size is 400x65), or inappropriate content.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]30 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Spamming for postcount: Spamming for post count to gain forum access is against the rules. Continued spamming will result in action against your account.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Your post contains possible libelous remarks. Please refrain.[/th]
    [th]1[/th]
    [th]10 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Attempting to promote or link to banned or questionable sites either on the general forum or through PMs[/th]
    [th]2[/th]
    [th]10 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Disruption - posting material for no purpose other than to disrupt the forum.[/th]
    [th]2[/th]
    [th]15 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Member attempted to sell (or buy) outside of the Classifieds through PM, visitor message, or forum post to bypass Classified posting restrictions.[/th]
    [th]2[/th]
    [th]15 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Member violated the ECF IRC Chat rules, or abused the IRC PM function.[/th]
    [th]2[/th]
    [th]15 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]OUTSIDE Violation: Excessive personal comments/insults after being warned to refrain.[/th]
    [th]2[/th]
    [th]30 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Please address complaints about ECF staff or how the forum is run directly to the Moderators or oldsoldier (forum manager) rather than in the general forum.[/th]
    [th]2[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Threatening or harrassing/stalking another member either through PMs, email or on the open forum is not allowed. Please refrain so as not to jeopardize your account here.[/th]
    [th]2[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Affiliate advertising is not allowed on ECF forums. This includes affiliate discount codes, signature links, clickable banners, etc. This also includes links to unregistered external sites with the same. Please refrain so as not to jeopardize your account here.[/th]
    [th]5[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Continued beating of a dead horse despite prior warnings to refrain.[/th]
    [th]5[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Disruption - posting material for no purpose except to disrupt the forum. [/th]
    [th]5[/th]
    [th]15 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Insulting/harrassing ECF Staff via PM[/th]
    [th]5[/th]
    [th]30 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Member violated the ECF IRC Chat rules, or abused the IRC PM function.[/th]
    [th]5[/th]
    [th]30 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Openly discrediting ECF or its staff despite prior warnings to refrain[/th]
    [th]5[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]OUTSIDE Violation: Excessive personal comments/insults after being warned to refrain.[/th]
    [th]5[/th]
    [th]30 Days[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Posting private emails or PMs is against the TOS here. Please refrain.[/th]
    [th]5[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Attempting to mask your identity by accessing the forums through a proxy server, or misrepresenting your location.[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Continued harrassment of another member either through PMs, email or on the open forum despite prior warnings[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Creating another identity/account after being warned to refrain[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Disruption - posting material for no purpose other than to disrupt the forum.[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Excessive insulting/harrassment of ECF Staff via PM[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Member requested ban or own account be closed.[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Multiple Identity: This appears to be a secondary identity of an existing username. ECF rules make it clear that each member is permitted one account only. This account is now closed.[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]New identity of a previously banned user.[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Posting spam on the forum. Nobody likes spam. You should be ashamed of yourself.[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Purposefully redirecting to a banned site against forum rules.[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Repeated rule breaking after warnings.[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [th]Underage member. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this forum.[/th]
    [th]10[/th]
    [th]Never[/th]
    [/tr]
    [/table]
     
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