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    Senior Member Gemini ISP's Avatar
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    I was wondering if instead of banning someone for doing something wrong on the forums --why not just give that person points -- a certain amount of points then your suspended for x amount of days ..

    this came to me cause i was just sitting here thinking about my time on webhostingtalk and i was actually on that forum for about a year.. then me and one of the mods got into it over a simple thread . my account was banned right away .. ok forums want people to come but alot of people feel like the mods are there second set of parents more then a mod. im not saying forums shouldnt have rules but lets have fun and learn from one another.. we all are computer geeks anyway .. sometime is may seem like a thread was getting heated in convo but its may be just the way some people express themselves..


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    Some forums do use that system, however, 99% of the bans here are advertisers. We don't give them a second chance, as they have already disrespected the site by going against the rules. It's a simple one, yet they still break it. We do give some people a chance, warn them, trash posts, and they still do it.
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    Users are warned no less than twice during the registration process of the rules. If they didn't read the rules that time, then they don't deserve a second chance.
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    Originally posted by filburt1
    Users are warned no less than twice during the registration process of the rules. If they didn't read the rules that time, then they don't deserve a second chance.
    ok lets say u gave someone access to your hosting account and that person uploaded some copyrighted stuff .. without notice wdf is shutdown because you didnt follow the rules of there TOS. you telling me you wouldnt like a second chance to get WDF back up and running ..

    i dont think mods have to be so harsh towards its users .. i understand you do have some idiots out there that sign up just to post a ad.. but im not talking about them --im talking about if a thread seem heated because of users expressing there points .. as long as the users are not making threats to one another . you should let them express themselves.
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    In that scenario, literally thousands of users would be forcibly removed from WDF. Here we only remove single users that are in clear violation of the rules to which they agreed when signing up.

    To quote from the registration pages:
    Registration to this forum is free! Please note these quick facts before registering, especially the first one!

    WDF has an extremely strict "no advertising" policy, with very few exceptions. Anybody caught advertising will be banned without a second thought or, moreover, a second chance.


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    The WDF administrator and WDF team members are not responsible for the content posted here. Similarly, WDF does not officially participate in the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If you are a child 13 years old or younger, please have a parent register for you and browse with you when you are at WDF. While WDF members are encouraged to follow a general "PG-13" content rating, a moderator may not be online soon enough to remove questionable content.


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    Given that the consequences for each rule is clearly outlined at http://www.webdesignforums.net/rules.php , I don't see how the current system can be judged anything but fair.
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    The word of a WDF moderator or administrator is final and private to the people involved. Do not challange a moderator or administrator's authority or post publicly objecting to a moderator's act. If you feel that a moderator's actions are completely unacceptable, send the administrator a private message. Of course, the administrator's decision is final.
    i agree with all the rules.
    but the one i quoted seem kinda like if a mod say something then thats it-- no more discussion. I was just thinking someone should be able to express themselves to a mod within a thread. Not all mods are right everytime. so my next question is. if a mod is not right , does this mean the user can not challenge the mod decision within the thread. why wouldnt WDF want the other users see the thread.

    Im guessing once that happen then mods wont have any respect


    i was just always curious about the rules of some forums.. no offense to WDF
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    That's because when a mod does make a decision, that is it, end of discussion. If people were always questioning authority then the authority would become powerless.

    If there is a question about a particular mod's actions, PM me.
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    no there is not a question about a particular mod action , i was just wondering because i know users break my rules sometime and i dont treat them as they are second class or anything . if they have something to say i let them say it even if i am the admin of the service i dont say my word is final unless the the rules that was broken could effect my business or service.. what a user say to a mod on WDF effect the forum ? or being a mod is like people wanting to be a cop for the power..
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    I understand what you're saying. Note that I haven't deleted or modified this thread, either. However, if a user's post is deleted and they publicly post about it, then that is undesirable.
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    Senior Member Gemini ISP's Avatar
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    Originally posted by filburt1
    if a user's post is deleted and they publicly post about it, then that is undesirable.

    Thats true, if it get deleted just pm one of the mods to ask way --
    Mas
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