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Should members be able to appeal perma/6 month bans?

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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby Army of GOD on Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:53 pm

Symmetry wrote:Yup- I like the idea of a petition system bringing a case to the attention of the mods, or perhaps to a sub-forum where it can be discussed. I don't see any major issue in discussing or dismissing cases on their own merits. We're pretty good at that already. See the cheating and abuse forum- plenty of sharp people around, plenty of discussion over the various merits of an argument. It's not perfect, but we can talk about why it's not perfect fairly reasonably.

So here's my tentative suggestion:

If a player can gather (let's say for the moment) 20 other posters for a petition to reinstate someone, then that poster's case should be up for re-examination. I would suggest either by a mod panel, or perhaps better, in a sub forum where people could raise objections before a final decision need be made.


The problem with the petition is that the banned user might not even know the petition is in existence. That's why I thought it would be better if the banned user would send an e-ticket to show that he's interested in coming back, and then maybe we could have a petition to see if the users actually want him/her back.
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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby safariguy5 on Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:58 pm

Army of GOD wrote:
Symmetry wrote:Yup- I like the idea of a petition system bringing a case to the attention of the mods, or perhaps to a sub-forum where it can be discussed. I don't see any major issue in discussing or dismissing cases on their own merits. We're pretty good at that already. See the cheating and abuse forum- plenty of sharp people around, plenty of discussion over the various merits of an argument. It's not perfect, but we can talk about why it's not perfect fairly reasonably.

So here's my tentative suggestion:

If a player can gather (let's say for the moment) 20 other posters for a petition to reinstate someone, then that poster's case should be up for re-examination. I would suggest either by a mod panel, or perhaps better, in a sub forum where people could raise objections before a final decision need be made.


The problem with the petition is that the banned user might not even know the petition is in existence. That's why I thought it would be better if the banned user would send an e-ticket to show that he's interested in coming back, and then maybe we could have a petition to see if the users actually want him/her back.

I'm fine with that idea. If the banned user files an e-ticket, have a referendum and have people argue it out.
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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby Army of GOD on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:21 am

A sub-forum in the C&A forum might be a good place for the petition/debates.
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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby PLAYER57832 on Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:09 am

Just saw this thread, not reading the whole thing today.
The max punishment is now 3 months? I am not sure that is always appropriate, but if so, then I would say all prior punishments should simply be reduced retroactively.

That said, I think we DO need permabans for people who really and truly do nasty stuff. Someone intetionally posting links with viruses, the most severe multis cases (this will have to be defined, but I mean people who have a lot of multis).

Also, I think we need some way to categorize or quarantine people who show over and over they are just plain nasty individuals to play with. (a lot of them wind up being multis, but that is irrelevant). I know those are seperate topics.. sort of overlapping the farming issue in some ways.
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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby Army of GOD on Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:52 pm

PLAYER57832 wrote:Just saw this thread, not reading the whole thing today.
The max punishment is now 3 months? I am not sure that is always appropriate, but if so, then I would say all prior punishments should simply be reduced retroactively.

That said, I think we DO need permabans for people who really and truly do nasty stuff. Someone intetionally posting links with viruses, the most severe multis cases (this will have to be defined, but I mean people who have a lot of multis).

Also, I think we need some way to categorize or quarantine people who show over and over they are just plain nasty individuals to play with. (a lot of them wind up being multis, but that is irrelevant). I know those are seperate topics.. sort of overlapping the farming issue in some ways.


Multis technically are permabanned I think but that's only until they buy premium with their first account
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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby PLAYER57832 on Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:12 pm

Army of GOD wrote:
Multis technically are permabanned I think but that's only until they buy premium with their first account

Unless its changed, they only get to rebuy one account. Then they keep getting banned.

However, I am not so concerned with the multis. The folks I want to see lasting permabanned are truly harmful folks. Multis are a pain, need to be curtailed, but not the same as putting viruses that can hurt people's computers or posting serious threats to people.
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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby safariguy5 on Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:20 pm

PLAYER57832 wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:
Multis technically are permabanned I think but that's only until they buy premium with their first account

Unless its changed, they only get to rebuy one account. Then they keep getting banned.

However, I am not so concerned with the multis. The folks I want to see lasting permabanned are truly harmful folks. Multis are a pain, need to be curtailed, but not the same as putting viruses that can hurt people's computers or posting serious threats to people.

I don't think it's necessarily carte blanche to allow everyone back. Appeals process would definitely require a good deal of community support to even be considered, and ultimate say still goes to the admins. I think having that option open is nice, and I think the standards of the community have changed as the site has evolved.
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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby Symmetry on Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:26 pm

safariguy5 wrote:
PLAYER57832 wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:
Multis technically are permabanned I think but that's only until they buy premium with their first account

Unless its changed, they only get to rebuy one account. Then they keep getting banned.

However, I am not so concerned with the multis. The folks I want to see lasting permabanned are truly harmful folks. Multis are a pain, need to be curtailed, but not the same as putting viruses that can hurt people's computers or posting serious threats to people.

I don't think it's necessarily carte blanche to allow everyone back. Appeals process would definitely require a good deal of community support to even be considered, and ultimate say still goes to the admins. I think having that option open is nice, and I think the standards of the community have changed as the site has evolved.


If it was added as a sub forum of cheating and abuse I think a lot of the people who check that thread and investigate claims would be around to check on the validity of the petitions once they reached quorum and were up for debate.
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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby PLAYER57832 on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:15 pm

An appeal seems reasonable.
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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby Army of GOD on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:56 pm

Mods, have any admins taken notice of this thread/idea yet?
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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby rdsrds2120 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:56 am

PLAYER57832 wrote:Just saw this thread, not reading the whole thing today.
The max punishment is now 3 months?


Just a little clarity on the rules, here's the most recent update of the ladder:

MINOR INFRACTIONS:
  • First Infraction = Official Paddle Warning
  • Second Infraction = 24 Hour Vacation
  • Third Infraction = 72 Hour Vacation
  • Fourth Infraction = 1 Week Vacation
  • Fifth Infraction = 1 Month Vacation
  • Sixth Infraction = 3 Month Vacation
  • Seventh Infraction & Up = Repeated 3 Month Vacations

However, Major infractions work the same as they have done before, and the process directly before this one had a max ban of 6 months. So, perma-bans are still around, and assumably unaffected by the last alteration of the Minor Infraction scale. However, there may have been a time where Minor Infractions could have gotten you a Permaban. If that's the case, then I would support an appeal system for sure.

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Re: Allow permabanned/6 month ban members to appeal

Postby HighlanderAttack on Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:39 pm

I say yes unless it is Army of GOD


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Re: Allow permabanned members to appeal

Postby Symmetry on Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:56 pm

So I reckon we're at a fairly standard level here, not much in the way of objections to this:

1) An appeal process based on petitions
2) That those petitions be judged by posters and mods on their own standards in a public place
3) A decision can be made about the appeal

I don't see too much difficulty with this.
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Re: Allow permabanned members to appeal

Postby Army of GOD on Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:07 pm

Symmetry wrote:So I reckon we're at a fairly standard level here, not much in the way of objections to this:

1) An appeal process based on petitions
2) That those petitions be judged by posters and mods on their own standards in a public place
3) A decision can be made about the appeal

I don't see too much difficulty with this.


Pretty much this.
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Re: Allow permabanned members to appeal

Postby Symmetry on Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:32 pm

There's plenty of stuff that can be messed around with with that, but that's pretty much a framework that most people can agree on and is at least workable and implementable.
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