Time Out

Mac'nCheese

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You guys still have the definition of what a time out is on your FAQ. Isn't that a thing of the past?
 

annk

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You guys still have the definition of what a time out is on your FAQ. Isn't that a thing of the past?
You're right, that sort of thing needs to be updated. There are unfortunately still a few places we missed when updated the rules and FAQ to match with XenForo.

Thanks for pointing it out - let us know if you see any others!
 
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maflynn

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You guys still have the definition of what a time out is on your FAQ. Isn't that a thing of the past?
A temporary suspension of one's account due to a rules violation. Typically (but not always) this occurs through moderation escalation, that is after a number of reminders the moderation team will suspend a member's account for a short period of time. The suspensions increase in duration if the member's behavior is unchanged, that is if they continue to violate the rules.
 

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A temporary suspension of one's account due to a rules violation. Typically (but not always) this occurs through moderation escalation, that is after a number of reminders the moderation team will suspend a member's account for a short period of time. The suspensions increase in duration if the member's behavior is unchanged, that is if they continue to violate the rules.
I think that @Mac'nCheese's point is that the term "time-out" (which was used to describe and define a temporary suspension, as you have correctly and kindly explained, @maflynn, and which, thus, drew a distinction that no longer exists - in terms used - between a temporary suspension and a more permanent one) is still in the FAQ, whereas the term itself has not been in use since the system moved to XenForo and that this may need to be updated.

In the old system, if memory serves, there was a clear distinction between a Time-Out (which was temporary) and a permanent suspension (which went by the term 'banned') which does not exist with the current system.
 
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OllyW

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In the old system, if memory serves, there was a clear distinction between a Time-Out (which was temporary) and a permanent suspension (which went by the term 'banned') which does not exist with the current system.
That’s correct though I’m sure it originally also showed the banned tag for temporary suspensions until it was customised to show time-out.
 
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