Hardware Canucks Code of Conduct & Infraction System
After a member registers on this forum, they are responsible for a lot of things including their avatar, signature, profile content and posting habits. We recommend going through this post and familiarize yourself with the Hardware Canucks Code of Conduct to ensure you and the other members can enjoy the forum.
We have implemented an infraction system which will allow for better and simplified moderation that is universal for all users and ultimately provides a better forum experience.
Warning - If a member receives a warning, they will not acquire any infraction points. A warning is simple a way to remind a member of the forum rules and to politely ask them to follow the rules from now on. Multiple warnings for similar offenses may be upgraded to an infraction. They may also play a role if the account comes under review.
Infraction - If a member receives an infraction, they be given infraction points. Infraction points will lead to a restriction of forum rights, and a potential temporary or permanent removal from the website.
Infraction points will expire within 7 days - 3 months (based on the type of infraction) and new infractions will renew the expiry for all active infractions. When an infraction expires, the associated points will be removed from the member's infraction total. An accumulation of a high number of lifetime infractions will result in a user's account being manually reviewed by the moderation team and appropriate action taken.
In general, Infractions will only be received once in a thread, unless particular numerous replies warrant multiple demerits. Persisting with poor behavior after an infraction has been issued in a thread or elsewhere in the forums, will result in additional infractions.
You will receive a message when you receive a warning or infraction and can access your history under the UserCP menu.
If a member ever has a question or wishes to protest their warning/infraction, they can feel free to PM the Administrator or Moderator who gave them the warning/infraction, and it is suggested to also include a second Moderator in the conversation.
Infraction Point Values
The following offenses lead to a Warning or Infraction for repeated violations:
Mis-Use of Forums: Double Posting, Excessive Bumping, Dead Topics, Advertisements
Failure To Adhere to the B/S/T Rules: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ade-rules.html
The following offenses may lead to an Infraction
24-Hour Cool-Down Suspensions May Be Issued At Moderators Discretion
Flaming (1-3 points) (Mild, Moderate, Excessive)
Posting or linking to inappropriate material (1-2 Points)
Discussion of Deviant/Illegal Activity (2 Points)
Threatening (4 Points)
Automatic Ban Offenses:
These bans are immediate and permanent.
** If you wish to change your username, please contact the moderation team. Requests will be judged on a case by case basis and (if required) any new accounts will be tied to original accounts.
Hardware Canucks Forum reserves the right to revoke any privileges of the forum for any member at any time.
Messages that are in violation of Hardware Canucks Forum rules may be deleted without due warning.
Hardware Canucks Forum reserves the right to change the aforementioned rules at any time without warning or notice.
By posting to the Hardware Canucks Forum, you agree to abide by the above rules and terms.
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