An Introduction to the DPF Infraction System

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  1. Cicada

    Cicada Administrator Staff Member DPF Administrator

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    The DPF Infraction System

    Infractions:

    "Infractions" is a system we are in the process of fully implementing. In general, it's a system for warning DPF members for violations of forum rules. Different infractions are assigned different "point" values, which expire over time (Similar to a Driver's License.) An accumulation of a certain number of points within a certain span of time will warrant a temporary (or permanent) ban of that DPF account. Currently we have infractions for the following:

    • Inappropriate Language (1 Point, Expires in 30 days)
    • Excessive Spamming or "Bumping" (1 Point, Expires in 30 days)
    • Signature/Image/"Other" Violation (1 Point, Expires in 30 days)
    • "Drama" (1 Point, Expires in 30 days)
    • Violation of Marketplace/Auction Rules (1 point, Expires in 60 days)
    • Unresolved Trade/Auction (2 points, Expires in 180 days)
    • Insulted Other Member(s)/Personal Attacks (2 Points, Expires in 180 days)
    • Unresolved Dispute (3 points, Expires in 180 days)
    the points operate in much the same way points against your license. If a member accumulates:

    • 4 points = 2 week (14 days) temporary ban
    • 6 points = 1 month (30 days) temporary ban
    • 8 points = 2 month (60 days) temporary ban
    • 16 points = permanent ban

    Keep in mind that there are also possible "freeform" infractions, given out at an Administrator's or Moderator's discretion. Infractions are only seen by DPF Admins and Moderators, and you will be notified when you have received an infraction.

    Infractions are independent of each other, so each point will expire when its active time has lapsed. (New infractions do not get 'tacked on' to old ones -- i.e. they expire independently instead of staying active until previous infractions have expired).

    The system also allows for warnings, and you will be notified if you have received a warning, as well. Warnings do not carry any point value and merely serve as a notice regarding a trend in behavior or violation of rules. Warnings will generally be issued first for any non-serious forum violations, followed by an infraction and corresponding temporary ban if the point value is reached.

    Rest assured, Infractions are taken seriously by the DPF team and any major violations/infractions are discussed among admins/mods beforehand to assure that they are warranted. Minor and arbitrary infractions are left to the discretion of the individual administrator or moderator. We want DPF to continue to be the best place for pin discussion, and we hope this system encourages everyone to be on their best behavior! :)


    Be sure to check out the rest of our rules/guides here: http://disneypinforum.com/forumdisplay.php?25-Forum-Rules-amp-Guides

    If you are experiencing difficulties with a particular member, read Grim's great tutorial on managing your "ignore" list here: http://disneypinforum.com/showthread.php?10489-Tutorial-How-to-quot-Ignore-quot-a-member

    If you suspect any dubious activity, or would like to report a post you think should be reviewed, check this thread out: http://disneypinforum.com/showthread.php?4536-Reporting-Posts-amp-Contacting-Moderators



    Thanks for being a part of DPF and Happy Posting!!


    PLEASE NOTE: the infraction system is still being worked on and some details may change. If or when changes do happen, this post will be updated.
     
  2. Cicada

    Cicada Administrator Staff Member DPF Administrator

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    Bump.

    Original Post Updated 10/9/2013.
     
  3. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    bumping this up for our new and old members to remind themselves of these reasons for points infractions
     
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  4. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    looks like another reminder is in order, bumping this up!
     
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