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> "Warning Level" FAQ, Did you get Warn'd? Here's what it means
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post Feb 1 2008, 08:08 AM
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You may have seen a "Warning Level" next to your posts, or in your "My Controls."

This is a tool that Administrators & SuperModerators use to keep track of who has been abusing the forums or posting against the guidelines. With thousands of people posting, we find it hard to pinpoint repeat offenders.

Only you, SuperModerators and Administrators can see your Warning Level.

They can also increase users' warn level by 10% per day (or 20% if they deem them to be an immediate threat to the Forum due to multiple violations in a row).

A 10% warning level is assigned as a "first offense" and is generally never removed (otherwise we couldn't detect repeat offenders). It's nothing that the user should be ashamed of... there are hundreds of users at this level. The user may be moderated temporarily if the SuperModerator deems them to be an immediate threat to the Forum due to multiple violations in a row.

At 20%, the user is moderated for a period of time which is not specified here (otherwise people would wait until the time expired, then reoffend). If behavior is good for at least 1 week, the warning level can go down if the user PM's the Administrator.

At 30%, the user is suspended from posting indefinitely. If behavior is good for at least 1 week, the warning level can go down if the user PM's the Administrator.

At 40%, the user is suspended from posting permanently, has their account temporarily closed, or is banned from the Forums, depending on the offense. If behavior is good for at least 2 weeks (with least one post per day), the warning level can go down if the user PM's the Administrator or a Moderator.

Regardless of the above, if a user reaches 8 total warnings, their account is banned, no questions asked.

EDITED 3/16/09

Here is a sample of what warning levels look like, as well as the Warning Panel (click on your own %age to see it):


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As highlighted in red, that is the point in which a member becomes moderated indefinately. You can see in the warn log what example "Member XYZ" did wrong. In addition, you can learn how to lower your warn level by doing just what "Member XYZ" did...helpful posts along with an extended period of good behavior allows for a lower warn level. Thanks for reading.



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