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Important Moderating - Fouls - Ignoring Users - Ignoring Threads

Discussion in 'Info & Feedback' started by The Fighting Cock, 14 Apr 2013.

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  1. The Fighting Cock

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    #1 The Fighting Cock, 14 Apr 2013
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    Unlike most forums, we don't have a particular set of rules apart from the standard forum rules. Our moderators will move threads, delete spam and deal with those weird fans of other clubs who like to register at rival teams forums.

    We prefer to allow the forum to self-moderate though the Fouls system. If you have an issue with a particular user or some content you can also use the ignore user and ignore thread features.

    FOULS, RED & YELLOW CARDS

    Users can anonymously vote for other users to receive a red card and be "sent off" from the forum.
    • Users who have been sent off are suspended and can only read the forum for a period. They cannot create new threads or reply to existing ones.
    • Before receiving a red card and facing a suspension, a user may see a yellow card appear next to their name for a period. If they continue to accumulate votes, they will eventually be sent off. If they don't get any further votes, the yellow card will disappear after 21 days.
    • A user can be a given a red card without seeing the yellow card first.

    How it works:
    • Use the 'Foul' link at the bottom of someone's post to vote for them to be sent off. You can only see this link if you meet a certain criteria based on posts & reputation.
    • You must give a reason with your vote.
    • You can only vote for a user once (until votes are reset/deleted).
    • All votes are deleted from a users profile 21 days after the last vote was made.
    When a user has received X amount of votes from different users within a time frame, they will be suspended for X amount of days.

    The length of suspension can vary depending on:
    • Number of votes.
    • Time scale in which the votes have been received.
    • Previous red cards.
    If you are sent off, you can see when you will be released on the 'Warnings' tab on your profile page.

    If someone who has been sent off creates a new account, they are automatically banned.

    Users who are continually sent off may be permanently banned.

    Reasons for voting for someone to be sent off may include:
    • Personal insults
    • Off-topic arguing
    We check the votes and decide if a vote is valid.

    Voting for someone that you simply have a disagreement with is not a valid reason and the vote will likely be deleted.

    People who continue to submit votes that are not valid will have their voting permissions removed.



    IGNORE USERS

    You can ignore users. Click on their picture and then 'Ignore' in the pop-up box. All their posts will now be hidden from you.

    At the bottom of a thread there is a link to 'Show Ignored Content' if you would like to view posts from any users you have on ignore in that thread.



    IGNORE THREAD
    If you no longer want to see a particular thread, hover over 'Thread Tools' on the top-right of a thread and click ignore thread in the dropdown.

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    This thread will no longer appear when viewing a forum.

    You can view your ignored threads and un-ignore them here.
     
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