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Warning Meter
#1
So, wazzup with this?



Does it go up or does it go down as in do you start out with five lives and go down from there? Do you start from zero and go up? How many does it take to get your paddle taken away?



Is there any discussion involved or do they just show up (or go away)?



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#2
[quote name='ara' post='191574' date='Dec 27 2007, 05:13 PM']So, wazzup with this?



Does it go up or does it go down as in do you start out with five lives and go down from there? Do you start from zero and go up? How many does it take to get your paddle taken away?



Is there any discussion involved or do they just show up (or go away)?



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ara,



The meter is there to help the moderators manage the miscreants. If you show your ass, we give you a "warning". You can see your warning strip, nobody else can... Except for The Posse, of course.



If you get too many warnings, other dire things can happen, like being placed on approval for your posts, or outright banning. Not to mention, the pointing of fingers and snickering. That's the part I like. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />



If a warned individual cleans up his/her act, we can remove the warning.



Anyway, as long as it reads 0%, you're cool.



Well, you may not be cool, but you're not in any kind of trouble.



Yet.



The day is still young.



Optimistic Bill



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#3
[quote name='Bill Hay' post='191585' date='Dec 27 2007, 08:31 PM'][ Not to mention, the pointing of fingers and snickering. That's the part I like. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />







Well, you may not be cool, but you're not in any kind of trouble.



Yet.



The day is still young.



Optimistic Bill



<img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />[/quote]







gotta love that logic
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#4
i never noticed the warning thing before is it new or am i about to be in trouble?
I'm only paranoid cause everyone is against me
#5
Yeah, it scares me too.. I got some little boxes down there.. probably opened my mouth once too many times... ::Confusedcrunchin down:::: <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ph34r:' /> <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ph34r:' />
#6
Well Annie...et. al., if sounding off were a prerequisite for warning boxes...a whole lotta folks would be stumbling over them! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



As has been said before, the warning boxes are a tool for Mods and Admin to use when a member gets a "little out there"....around here that rarely happens except in the case of the occassional troll who usually takes a Vector Hawk ™ ® between the eyes and disappears.



Everyone has the boxes...EVERYONE, next to those boxes is a "percent Number"...this number should be 0%...indicating that your warn level is 0%....in other words everything is right in the world and you have no issues...or at least no issues the Mods are concerned about as it relates to the Forum.



But say you and another member get into a little disagreement over the price of Snake Oil in Calcutta, or the efficacy of the poly blend assrag over the 100% cotton assrag, and say this disagreement escalates into a shouting match followed by fisticuffs....with other members chiming in...as they are wont to do...things continue to escalate and get out of hand....and then we have a blood spill...a bio-hazard...that must be cleaned up....



In step the Mods, or possibly a single Mod...who will normally post a warning, and may even send a PM to the principals. If the event was so large and the vitriol so vile betwen the two, the Mod may assign a warning level to one or more of them. This level serves to warn the member that he or she is on notice for their actions and to cool it. It also serves to give the other Mods an indicator that something may or may not be up with a certain member and assists them in decisions regarding that member should that also be necessary. The Mods normally discuss an event amongst themselves before taking action unless it is something extremely blatant. An example would be a post with racist overtones, advocating something illegal, kiddie porn, improper marketing, etc.



If a warning level is assigned, two things can happen. If the member involved continues upon the path of anger and vile, etc, then the level may continue to increase until that member loses all posting privileges. If however the member chooses the path of rightousness and piety, the warning level is decreased until the member returns to 0% warn level. The Mods take the use of the Warning Level very seriously, which is why it is only used sparingly. (It also helps to have an absolutely super group of people who belong to the forum and make such actions unnecessary!)



OK...another brief commentary on Warn Levels........where's my 'Hawk? ™ ®



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