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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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What really happens when a complaint is made against you?

My apologies ahead of time if there is a thread about this. If so, if someone would be kind to share it with me I would appreciate it. My question is this, what steps do you all take in regards to reporting individuals or bad behavior? If someone reports someone, do you let that person know who submitted the request? How many times is enough? If you have let's say 3 complaints, is there a point where if you get so many something is done? I know it's just a recreational board, and not entirely important, but inquiring minds would like to know. Do you tell the person to shape it up? Do you have a certain tier of punishments? Sorry for being nosy but curious...
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If someone does a notification on one of your posts, it depends on whether or not the mods/admins agree that it violates board rules. If they don't, nothing happens. If they do, you will get a PM. That can be just a friendly reminder of the rules for minor, possibly unintentional violations, or it could be an official warning that goes against you.

Generally, you would receive a couple of warnings before any further action is taken, but there could be an exception for an egregious violation. And usually the first step would be a temporary suspension of posting privileges lasting a couple of weeks up to a month. You would be notified by PM of the reason why, but we do not share who submitted the notification to bring it to our attention. It's also possible that an admin or moderator saw the offending post personally, in which case any notification/s by board members is moot. Usually, we'll edit the post to remove whatever portion violated the rules, and sometimes entire posts are deleted.

For an outright ban, there would typically be several strong warnings given by PM, and a timeout or two first. The board does not ban people lightly, but you should heed any warnings because it's the people who ignore warnings and continue violating board rules that lose their posting privileges permanently. Bypassing the timeout and re-joining the board under a new name will usually get you banned immediately.

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Thank you Debbie for that explanation. I was just being nosy no ulterior motive beyond that.
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