In response to the way some people abuse this board we’ll be introducing a new “Infractions” system in the coming weeks. I’d like to quickly explain the concept and then get some feedback from y’all.
Infractions are a simple way to first warn and then penalize forum users who are misbehaving. Basically, if you do something against the rules you get an infraction. If you get enough infractions, you have some permissions removed for a day or two (like the ability to post). Once the infraction period is over, everything goes back to normal, except that the infraction is listed on the “Infractions” tab of your profile.
Here are some of the things that I think warrant an infraction:
- Leaving obscene or insulting reputation comments
- Tagging a post with an obscene or insulting tag
- Posting under multiple identities
- Posting same message under multiple forums
- Hijacking threads (posting off-topic comments in a thread)
- Insulting other users
I haven’t thought this list through yet, because I wanted your suggestions first. A few other ideas that other forums use are for spammy posts, insulting other members, inappropriate use of signatures, and excessive inappropriate language.
What do y’all think?