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Jail/Ban

Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 10,974
Is there an explanation posted somewhere for the jail/ban system?  I see icons that show people behind bars but they can still post.  I have seen people with a banned icon but later see them post again.   Just wondering what the criteria are for those disciplinary functions.

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  • XxPriestxXXxPriestxX Member UncommonPosts: 133
    There are no criteria. Mods on here make things up as they go along. Sure, the site has terms of service and whatnot, but for the most part those are just there because every other site has them, not because they actually mean anything. Poke around, you'll see people that deserve bans but aren't, then find people that get banned where everyone thinks "WTF?" but nobody says anything in their defense because they'd get one too.
    Trolling, being trolled, getting banned, yelling at mods, getting perma banned, making new accounts, and still trolling this site since 2004 =D
  • MikeBMikeB Community ManagerAdministrator RarePosts: 6,479
    edited July 2016
    Jailed is just a state in between normal posting and being banned. It puts certain limitations on the account, such as the inability to create threads, how often they can post, etc. Banned states are mostly temporary, just like they used to be pre-Vanilla. All infractions work off of a point system and your current status is is determined entirely by the infraction points on your account. Earn enough points and you'll be jailed, more than that, you'll be temporarily (automatic) banned. As the points fall off over time your status returns to less restrictive states (unless you continue to accrue points, of course). Permanent bans are manually doled out by us if necessary.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 10,974
    MikeB said:
    Jailed is just a state in between normal posting and being banned. It puts certain limitations on the account, such as the inability to create threads, how often they can post, etc. Banned states are mostly temporary, just like they used to be pre-Vanilla. All infractions work off of a point system and your current status is is determined entirely by the infraction points on your account. Earn enough points and you'll be jailed, more than that, you'll be temporarily (automatic) banned. As the points fall off over time your status returns to less restrictive states (unless you continue to accrue points, of course). Permanent bans are manually doled out by us if necessary.
    Thanks Mike!

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

    Proudly wearing the Harbinger badge since Dec 23, 2017. 

    Coined the phrase "Role-Playing a Development Team" January 2018

    "Oddly Slap is the main reason I stay in these forums." - Mystichaze April 9th 2018

    My ignore list finally has one occupant after 12 years. I am the strongest supporter of free speech on here, but free speech does not mean forced listening. Have fun my friend. Hope you find a new stalking target.

  • VolgoreVolgore Member EpicPosts: 3,872
    Is there an explanation posted somewhere for the jail/ban system?  I see icons that show people behind bars but they can still post.  I have seen people with a banned icon but later see them post again.   Just wondering what the criteria are for those disciplinary functions.


    Besides an officially moderated account that got bars, some users put their own avatar behind bars in MSPaint or something. I had one of these before it became the flavour of the month.

    I also had the red "user is banned" avatar for a short time, you can just upload it for yourself.
    I got asked to remove it and rightfully so. It causes alot of inconvenience because users constantly report that there is a "banned" person still posting and such.


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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,842
    edited July 2016
    MikeB said:
    Jailed is just a state in between normal posting and being banned. It puts certain limitations on the account, such as the inability to create threads, how often they can post, etc. Banned states are mostly temporary, just like they used to be pre-Vanilla. All infractions work off of a point system and your current status is is determined entirely by the infraction points on your account. Earn enough points and you'll be jailed, more than that, you'll be temporarily (automatic) banned. As the points fall off over time your status returns to less restrictive states (unless you continue to accrue points, of course). Permanent bans are manually doled out by us if necessary.
    Of course there are oversights and flaws in this system ... but we forgive you :)

      and at least you dont force us to eat Ellios and Powdered Eggs
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