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Probation

Discussion in 'Site-Related News' started by Tommy, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. Tommy

    Tommy Seeing A Ghost

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    We're cracking down on rule breakers!! Earlier today, I created a member group called "Probation". This member group has certain priveledges taken away:

    Only a 50 message maximum in your PM box
    No Avatars
    No Signatures (except for a message saying that you are on probation)
    Cannot Upload
    Member Title that says "ON PROBATION"
    May not email members
    Longer flood control (time you have to wait before posting another message)
    May not delete/edit your own posts

    If you are a frequent rule breaker and continue to do so, you will be placed on this list. You will not be moved back to the regular member group until the staff decides you have learned your lesson. If you are taken off probation and we still have a problem with you, you risk being suspended or even banned.
     
  2. Alias_Gay

    Alias_Gay Rocket Ranger

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    I am just shocked :o :( :confused:

    But, if someone breaks the rules, they need to be disciplined.

    Great Idea Tommy!
     
  3. Adriana

    Adriana Rocket Ranger

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    wow...discipline...i may need to go back and review the rules....i don't want my privileges taken away...this is my ultimate "fix" ;0)
     
  4. Dark Wiccan

    Dark Wiccan Banned

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    Wow, I was wondering what it was, because I saw that Go Syd was on probation, I didn't get it, now I do, so I better watch out :unsure: As well as everybody else
     
  5. SiriCerasi

    SiriCerasi Rocket Ranger

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    *gulp* I be very very very careful now... :unsure: :ph34r:
     
  6. Victoria King

    Victoria King Rocket Ranger

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    i saw his too and was wondering, ill watch out as well!
     
  7. GO Syd

    GO Syd Rocket Ranger

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    yes u should (make sure u r not breaking sig or avatar rules frequently too)
     
  8. Aliasgirl47

    Aliasgirl47 Rocket Ranger

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    that's a great idea Tommy. and i WILL be careful!
     
  9. GO Syd

    GO Syd Rocket Ranger

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    hey tommy can we edit our posts or not though? cuz it doesnt have that button there (or maybe its allalias it has been screwing up a lot lately)
     
  10. AliasALIAS

    AliasALIAS Guest

    1) You can't edit your own posts

    2) What has been wrong with AllAlias.com? (and that statement was kinda rude, regardless of how you meant it)
     
  11. Sarah

    Sarah Guest

    How long r u on probation last? I deffentlly will be very careful!
     
  12. GO Syd

    GO Syd Rocket Ranger

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    it wasnt meant to be rude but it could be that either my computer is slow or its just that every time i hit portal it eliminates the right column until i hit refresh, and i keep getting that message that there are too many people on
     
  13. Bondgal2007

    Bondgal2007 Rocket Ranger

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    Ok I'll be very careful thanks tommy
     
  14. nancee

    nancee Rocket Ranger

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    uhh okee shure!
     
  15. aliasgirl89

    aliasgirl89 Rocket Ranger

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    im defently watching out now were are the list of rules
     
  16. twinzz2003

    twinzz2003 Rocket Ranger

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    Ahh! Scared! Can't live without AllAlias!
     
  17. Scarlet Crystal

    Scarlet Crystal Bibbity Rabbity

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    i see. it makes sense b/c now people will be a little more carefull about how they put their avatars/sigs and stuff. besides, some people just don't care and even when you glance at their sig you see it's a violation.
     
  18. the_alliance

    the_alliance Rocket Ranger

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    i dont see what the problem to "watch out" for is. maybe cuz i was on the old boards and the some of the newer members (just joining us on these new boards are from SD-1 boards, which are more lax in enforcement) but as long as ur a "good citizen" (as in abiding by the rules), there's no problem. i know that the staff here dont have a mission in life to put everyone on probation, so just review the rules and change urselves accordingly, if u fear that the staff will put u on probation.
     
  19. Tommy

    Tommy Seeing A Ghost

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    This is exactly why the probation feature was created. Even by continous admin warnings, people would still not review the rules and behave themselves. Rule breaking started to become more frequent and members started to break rules for the mere fact that the staff just wasn't punishing them. Some members pushed and pushed till we just couldn't be pushed anymore. Therefore, all members were punished (not really, just all members now have the chance to be severely punished). Long story short, I became tired of having to PM people over and over yet they would never listen.

    I am happy to report that since "probation" was established, we haven't had as many problems :)
     
  20. twinzz2003

    twinzz2003 Rocket Ranger

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    I understand! Man, it must have been very time consuming for you Tommy!

    I mean pm ing people for breaking the rules!
     

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