Vengeance. Justice. Fire and Blood.
- Oct 28, 2010
- Reaction score
The "Moon Door" section contains an on-going, automated listing/tracker of warnings, infractions and bans issued to members of the forum.
Please see the second post in this thread for details regarding the infraction inquiry/appeals process.
Here's some information on the automated infraction system...
While all infractions are different, most of them are 0 or 1 point infractions, and expire after 6 months. We may also create a custom infraction, with a specified number of points, and expiring at a custom time.
Points are cumulative and could automatically create a ban.
Warnings may or may not contain any points. We often refer to warnings as infractions, but it's usually relating to the same system. Some warnings may not even go through our system, but in a comment or post by a staff member.
Point-based warnings/infractions are when things start getting serious.
3 points = 2 day ban
5 points = 7 day ban
7 points = 30 day ban
10 points = permanent ban
The number of points you receive will be in your notification via PM or posted in this forum section.
Infractions are a direct warning, and they should not be taken lightly. But they are also primarily a teaching tool and reminder of how to act on the forum. Infractions are public so members can also learn from others mistakes, they also provide accountability and history. Enough infraction points can accumulate to an automatic temporary ban as a time out, or if severe enough a permanent ban by jury.
Permanent Ban Grand Jury:
Being a forum of the People By the People there is a grand jury system in place for permanent bans: Announcing: The Commission (RDF's Severe Infraction Review System)
We understand everyone can make mistakes, but it is very important to the community we respect the rules made by the RDF administration. It is also important to respect all our valued members and manufacturers that care enough to be on the forum.
Infractions are a direct warning, and they should not be taken lightly. But they are also a teaching tool and reminder of how to act on the forum. Infractions are public so members can also learn from others mistakes. But due to the nature of an infraction only Admins/Smods can reply in an infraction thread.
The Commission (RDF's Severe Infraction Review System)Just a note to the members: The forum staff decided a while ago not to let members post in the User Infraction section. Our reasoning for this, is that prior to doing this, many members would troll and bash the member who was warned, infracted, or banned. We felt that some of the posts set a tone to the thread and forum that was not becoming. If any member does have some information to share about the incident or member, please PM the the administrators and moderators of the forum, by reporting the original post in the user infraction thread.
As a way to ensure active members receiving a permanent ban receive a fair shake, all permabans will be reviewed by the Commission. https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=50883
There are also other methods of warnings/infractions we may employ, such as thread-banning or section-banning someone.
We do not enjoy giving out warnings/infractions. We are only enforcing our rules system - please don't take it personally.
We try to do everything we can on our end to make your interaction with the forum work - we do NOT simply ban people for no reason like many sites do.
UPDATED on June 15, 2019: Revamped thread with updated information.