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Deviant Zone uses a warning point system to deal with punishable behavior that is done by any member, including staff, that is done on this site.

 

The purpose of this page is to inform users of what is deemed as punishable. If any user breaks these rules the appropriate punishment will be given based on said user's warning point count.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning points and Expiration Times

 

 

2 Warning Points:

 

(Expires after 30 days from date given)

Ability to create content removed for 1 hour.

Content moderated for 1 days.

You will not be able to create topics or post for 1 hour.

After this 1 hour period, you can still create topics and post, however, moderators will manually approve the content before others can see it for the remainder of the punishment time.

 

3 Warning Points:

 

(Expires after 30 days from date given)

Ability to create content removed for 1 day.

Content moderated for 3 days.

You will not be able to create topics or post for 1 day.

After this 1 day period, you can still create topics and post, however, moderators will manually approve the content before others can see it for the remainder of the punishment time.

 

4 Warning Points:

 

(Expires after 30 days from date given)

Ability to create content removed for 4 days.

Suspended for 2 days.

 

You will not be able to create topics or post during this punishment time.

You will not be able to log into the forum for a period of 2 days.

 

5 Warning Points:

 

(Expires after 30 days from date given)

Ability to create content removed for 7 days.

Suspended for 3 days.

You will not be able to create topics or post during this punishment time.

You will not be able to log into the forum for a period of 3 days.

 

6 Warning Points:

 

(Expires after 30 days from date given)

Suspended for 14 days.

 

You will not be able to log into the forum for a period of 14 days.

 

7 Warning Points:

 

(Expires after 30 days from date given)

Suspended permanently.

 

You will no longer be allowed access into the forum on your account.

 

 

 

Punishments

 

 

 

Spam Mild Worth 1 Warning Point

 

"Posting that adds nothing to the topic at hand and/or derails the topic at hand"

This includes, but is not limited to: Posting one word responses like"cool" or making a post with only emoticons. Creating a post that in no way contributes to the current thread and pulls it off course. Posting a single image in response to a thread.

 

Spam Severe Worth 2 Warning Points

 

Purposely posting to derail the topic at hand by excessively posting useless or displeasing content, including, but not limited as multicolored text, annoying posts, on purpose stuttering & illegible content in a thread or status update.

 

Harassment Worth 1-5 Warning Points

Harassment includes but is not limited to: Badgering a member after they ask you to leave them alone, posting/linking to/posting images of racial, sexual or religious slurs, excessively insulting others, threatening injury or death to a member, threatening to hack a user's account.

 

Reputation Boosting - Worth 3 Warning Points

 

Reputation Boosting is controlled by users only able to like up to 3 comments per day. However, Multiple accounts with the same IP or accounts that are just made to increase the reputation of a user will be instantly Banned and the user who benefited from the boosting will have their reputation points deducted. The accounts that are found to be liking will be permabanned and the main account of the user who liked (based on IP address) will receive warning points. If there is any outstanding evidence that can link a user to the offense said user will also receive warning points.

 

Abusing Power (Staff Only) 3-7 Warning points

 

Any staff member who is caught abusing their power(s) in malicious ways will receive warning points and the immediate removal from all staff positions. In especially severe cases of this an IP ban may be issued.

 

Abusing Report Button - Worth 1 Warning Point

 

Using the report button other than what it's intended purpose is.

 

Signature/Avatar/About Me Page Violation - Worth 1 Warning Point

 

Including, but not limited to using a sexually driven image that is deemed inappropriate purposefully insults, degrades or threatens a member or group of members.

 

Warning points will differ based on the severity of the infractions of some offenses.

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