You can now view warnings on your account

Discussion in 'Admin/Mod Help Forum' started by Niall, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Dec 7, 2017
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    A long running issue with people's accounts is that they can't see their warnings and how many warning points they have. This can cause confusion when people are temporarily banned for receiving several warnings. It often comes as a surprise since people have no visibility of their warnings.

    So now you can see what warnings are on your account and how many active warning points you have. On your profile page there is a new warnings tab (if you have no warnings you won't see one).

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    Your total active warning points are also visible on your profile page.
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    Warning points typically expire a year after the warning is received.

    We tried this previously but that change allowed everyone to see each other's warnings which is not cool. Now only you (and the modmins) can see your warnings.

    As a reminder of how warnings work, the modmins give them out for rules violations and also as quality control reminders (e.g. if you're formatting your posts poorly or regularly making crap posts we'll tell you).

    Sometimes we won't give warnings at all and instead send you a PM with a friendly reminder. We're nice like that :)

    If you receive multiple warnings you will likely be temporarily banned. If you continue to get warnings you will eventually be perma-banned.

    Here are the warning point thresholds:
    • 5 points = 2 day temporary ban
    • 10 points = 1 week temporary ban
    • 15 points = permanent ban
    Don't worry, this isn't an announcement heralding a new reign of terror from the modmins. It's just a tweak and a reminder to how things work.

    Now go forth and obeyeth the law! ;)

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    Edit: And of course if you're a complete plonker we reserve the right to ban yo' ass without warning!
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    I've received a couple of those PM's recently. So I can attest to the mods being nice like that. :D

    Good work and good new function.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    I don't actually remember any of the warnings I received.
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    11101 Full Member

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    If you have no warnings the tab will not be there?
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    Check your warnings tab :)
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    Correct. I'll update the OP with that.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    No I saw that, but I can't remember what they were about.

    Last one expired Jun '15 :nervous:
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    Needham Full Member

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    My warnings tab is nearly as long as my postings tab.
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    Big Andy Is really a midget

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    Mine are:

    Inappropriate Content - For a picture of that bloke with a massive cock (even though it was bandaged up, and had been in the papers)

    Adult / Sexual imagery - Can't remember what that was for

    Inappropriate joke - Madeleine McCann Joke

    Excessive bad language - feck off

    Creating a duplicate account - Don't remember that one

    Don't bypass the swear filter. Also please change your location to something more suitable. - Again, feck off
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    Big black dildo.
    Account name was Tom Farm
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    Big Andy Is really a midget

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    :lol: I remember that now...

    :lol: remember that one too now...that was going to be an inside joke with someone off Redrepublik...
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    adexkola American Arse

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    Edgar Allan Pillow Was AFC, likes them hypoallergenic - no feathers

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    roonster09 Full Member

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    Good that we can see this without bugging mods, I asked this few days ago in other thread.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    is it normal to have points which will not expire until 2021?
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    Nope. 99% of warnings last for a year.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    That's over a year old now, I'm sure you've learnt your lesson :)

    I've expired that warning.
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    SaintTresano Cartoon expert

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    If a warning expires, should it still appear under the tab?
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    yay
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    Yes, so we know a poster's history. If they have like 5 expired warnings then next time they're warned instead of getting a 1 pointer they'd get a higher number as they should have learned from being warned before.
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    I still can't see which post got warned. Can you just add a link to the post next to warnings?
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    The post was deleted. Mods can see it though so if you want to know the specific post feel free to PM if you don't want it making public to everyone on the caf.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    Sometimes warnings aren't given on a particular post, like that one you're referring to. It's just a general warning.

    If you look at your other warning there is a link to the post.
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    prath92 Full Member

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    It says it has expired so I’m on a clean slate now?
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    He can't see that one though as the post was deleted due to how bad it was. If he wants to know the contents he's free to pm a mod though.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    Yes. Look on your profile page, it says "Warning Points: 0".
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    Yep.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    Ah right, good point!
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    prath92 Full Member

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    Alright *quagmire from family guy style*
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    Redlambs Creator of the Caftards comics

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    It was probably for bad taste though. So removing the warning is actually hurting him more than helping.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    Still listed on his account though and I think Randall knows he's on a fairly short leash with the number of points he's been given over the space of a three-year timespan. He's been fine since last year. If he had been warned since that post, it definitely wouldn't have been expired.
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    adexkola American Arse

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    Rado_N Go Broncos!

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    Yet he's always quick to moan about mods being heavy handed.
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    TheSamulator classic sam. they love me, tbh

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    Hmmm can’t remember what the pedo joke I made was tbh.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    @Dpooltiz was the account. He said he was a Nigerian residing in the US.

    My favourite pooltiz thread:

    Why does the Media insist on calling every other win a "comeback"
    No replies though.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
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    Rory 7 Full Member

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    Sadly by looking at this page I now realise not only do I have Zero warnings, I also have Zero likes :(.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    Was an exchange with Jippy about Rotherham.

    You joined before the newbie system came into place in 2003 so wasn't any need to like your posts. A few years ago we disabled likes to promoted posters.
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    I got a warning in 2013 for "being a dick" :lol: