Light Question on Suspension

BigMcGuire

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Thanks to those who work to keep this place awesome! Macrumors has been a great home of mine for awhile now and will continue to be.


I have a few very light hearted questions on user suspensions - what is the most common reason for user suspension? Kinda curious what it takes to get suspended (not like I'd ever do it) --- like an example.

I was just curious. Are posts monitored in the PRSI? Always figured that was a place to let loose and have bar fights.



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Thanks to those who work to keep this place awesome! Macrumors has been a great home of mine for awhile now and will continue to be.


I have a few very light hearted questions on user suspensions - what is the most common reason for user suspension?

I was just curious. Are posts monitored in the PRSI? Always figured that was a place to let loose and have bar fights.

Kinda curious what it takes to get suspended (not like I'd ever do it) --- like an example.


If this question isn't allowed, please feel free to delete. Thanks!
Intentionally provoking other users or making comments that are perceived as personal attacks (versus discussing the issues)

I’ll put it this way. Former MLB umpire, Al Clark, wrote a book a few years back entitled Called Out But Safe, and in an interview after its release, we can read this fascinating account, which I think is applicable to MRF:

You write of how much tolerance an umpire can or should take. You alluded to this in the book but didn't get into too many specifics. Are there so-called 'magic words' that get someone tossed?

"I get asked that question every single talk that I give. Most people think the magic word is hyphenated. You can swear out there; it's not church. The magic word is quite simply 'you'. Because everything in that situation will be personal and not complementary. I'm not out there to be abused on a personal basis. ... I learned they're not yelling at Al Clark, they're yelling at an authoritative figure. Once umpires learn that, it allows the umpire to do his job so much better, so much more succinctly, with so much integrity. It's so much better."​
 
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Thanks to those who work to keep this place awesome! Macrumors has been a great home of mine for awhile now and will continue to be.

I have a few very light hearted questions on user suspensions - what is the most common reason for user suspension?
Normally not following the rules after repeated requests to do so.

I was just curious. Are posts monitored in the PRSI? Always figured that was a place to let loose and have bar fights.
All forums are moderated. In fact PRSI has it own particular set of rules.

Kinda curious what it takes to get suspended (not like I'd ever do it) --- like an example.
If its a first offence then you will normally received a warning (depending on the severity). This warning will highlight the issue and the rule that was broken. If this pattern of behaviour continues or there is not a marked change in how that particular members conducts themselves then the moderation will be escalated to an ever increasing Time-Out. This will keep happening until such time as it is felt as a team that even after all the effort that has been expended the member is still not adhering to the rules. Then they are banned.

Depending on the severity of the offence this may happen a lot quicker.
 
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BigMcGuire

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Awesome. Thank you :). This answers my question. Thanks @willmtaylor and @stridemat

I believe I can continue my streak of never being suspended. Especially if I stay clear of posting in the PRSI forums. Lol.

Couldn't imagine being suspended for a week+ from here. That would be painful.
 
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Snip.....an ever increasing Time-Out. This will keep happening until such time as it is felt as a team that even after all the effort that has been expended the member is still not adhering to the rules. Then they are banned.

I know this thread is 1 month old but I like to have a follow up question.

Bold (Banned and Time-out)
The only thing I see now is suspended, I do not see Time-out or Banned anymore, why is this, or is it still used but I just didn't see those?
 
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willmtaylor

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I know this thread is 1 month old but I like to have a follow up question.

Bold (Banned and Time-out)
The only thing I see now is suspended, I do not see Time-out or Banned anymore, why is this, or is it still used but I just didn't see those?
This has been addressed elsewhere before.

With the previous forum software, there was a differentiation, but with the new software, it's all considered "suspended." When mods invoke a suspension, they put in the specific time or an indefinite time in the case of a ban.

Bottom line, everything is "suspended" now.

EDIT: Found the thread - https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/suspended-v-banned.2013774/
 

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justperry

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This has been addressed elsewhere before.

With the previous forum software, there was a differentiation, but with the new software, it's all considered "suspended." When mods invoke a suspension, they put in the specific time or an indefinite time in the case of a ban.

Bottom line, everything is "suspended" now.

EDIT: Found the thread - https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/suspended-v-banned.2013774/
Thanks
I tried to search for a thread answering this question but couldn't find it.
 

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I tried to search for a thread answering this question but couldn't find it.
Under the previous system, a distinction was drawn between 'time-out' (a temporary suspension with a set time limit, usually quite brief, say 48, or 72 hours), 'suspended' (which tended to mean a somewhat longer period when one was excluded from participation in the forums, perhaps a few days, or a week, or more) and 'banned' which was a permanent exclusion from the forums.

As explained elsewhere, the current software doesn't distinguish between them, - thus, everything is defined as suspension nowadays, even though some are temporary and others permanent - although the mods do, by inserting a specific time period which indicates when a 'ban' is concluded.
 
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Under the previous system, a distinction was drawn between 'time-out' (a temporary suspension with a set time limit, usually quite brief, say 48, or 72 hours), 'suspended' (which tended to mean a somewhat longer period when one was excluded from participation in the forums, perhaps a few days, or a week, or more) and 'banned' which was a permanent exclusion from the forums.
The vBulletin forum software did in fact have a higher granularity of reporting a member's status, but there was no distinction between a short suspension (24 hours), or a longer one (1 week), it displayed the same status - time-out. What it did show, was if a person was a guest, or was banned - I forget if there was a status of cancelled as well (I think that's the guest status).