View Full Version : CQ (BAUT) moderation now using infraction system

2009-Oct-26, 04:59 PM
We're going to start using vBulletin's infraction system to administer discipline on the forum. This should be easier on the moderators as well as provide more consistency in how it is administered. A quick overview follows:

Users committing a rule violation receive a certain number of points based on that violation and the number of previous offenses. If the number of points exceeds a certain threshold, they will be automatically suspended or banned based on the threshold exceeded. The basic numbers are as follows: 1 point for the first offense, 2 for the second, 7 for the third, and 12 for the fourth. Thresholds are 3 for a 3-day suspension, 5 for a 7-day suspension, 8 for a 14-day suspension, and 12 for a perma-ban. Points will be adjusted to some extent based on the seriousness of the offense and whether the poster has been here long enough to know better.

Additionally, there is the option for a "Friendly Reminder", which is a zero-point infraction that expires after one day. This is used in situations where we believe a member (usually a recent arrival) has unwittingly violated the rules and just needs to be reminded of such.

You are welcome to discuss and critique this new approach here. (http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?95558-baut-moderation-now-using-infraction-system-discuss.html)

2009-Dec-06, 03:57 PM
A reminder to people: under this new approach, just because you don't see a visible result from a post or PM you report doesn't mean that no action was taken. It's quite possible that an infraction was issued, but since the point accumulation wasn't enough to generate a suspension, the result remains private.

There is some internal discussion going on about whether we should publicize each infraction given, but right now the consensus is that this is not something that needs to be general knowledge. You're welcome to discuss this in the discussion thread (http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?95558-BAUT-moderation-now-using-infraction-system-discuss) for this topic.

2010-Oct-25, 12:31 AM
We have had some questions about the infraction system that I believe are addressed in the OP above. Discussion is still welcome in the appropriate thread. (http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?95558-BAUT-moderation-now-using-infraction-system-discuss)

2016-Mar-04, 07:12 PM
The first table below detail the infractions that can be issued, the points associated with each, and the time period those points are active.

The second table details the penalties that result from reaching those totals of active points.

Available Infractions

Expire After
Friendly reminder01 day
First offense114 days
First offense (should know better)21 months
First offense - medium issue23 months
Second offense23 months
First offense - suspension-level issue33 months
Second offense - medium issue33 months
First offense - major issue76 months
Second offense - major issue76 months
Third offense76 months
First Offense - Banning offense12Never
Third offense - major issue12Never
Fourth offense12Never
Moderators totally fed up1000000Never

Resulting Penalties

3Suspension3 Days
5Suspension7 Days
8Suspension2 Weeks
12Permanent BanForever