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Cerebralbore101 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Fair concerns raised. I'll say this, in nearly all cases, a user will be PM'ed, prior to a Formal Warning, prior to a Ban. Outside of exceptions, this is the guideline we expect the mods to follow. Also, while mods can ban for a multitude of reasons (this fits more in line with the Terms Of Use), the ability to ban for anything generally doesn't occur (and if it ever came to that, we would tell the user in question to come to a Head Mod about it). 

Simply put, repeat offenders won't get the same sorts of Warnings if what they're doing continues to break rules, but they are more guidelines than anything else. 

Awesome thanks!

No problem! :)



                                                                                                                                            

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Cerebralbore101 said:
CGI-Quality said:

fair concerns raised.. I'll say this though, in nearly all cases, a user will be PM'ed, prior to a Formal Warning, prior to a Ban. Outside of exceptions, this is the guideline we expect the mods to follow. Also, while mods can ban for any reason they see fit, this ability is rarely used, and if it ever came to that, we would tell the user in question to come to a Head Mod about it. 

Simply put, repeat offenders won't get the same sorts of Warnings if what they're doing continues to break rules, but they are more guidelines than anything else. 

Awesome thanks!

Yeah, as long as somebody has at least a warning its all good. Also, good to know there's a process in case any mod goes rogue. But that would be insanely rare, for a mod to actually ban somebody on a whim like that, and I've yet to actually see it happen. 

It's also my understanding that the mods converse together regarding an issue before a ban is handed out.  So bans without the other mods knowing about it are probably rare.



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So, is it, or it not possible for a mod to permaban someone on their own? I understand that would be highly unlikely in any event. But, do mods have the authority to do this?



VAMatt said:
So, is it, or it not possible for a mod to permaban someone on their own? I understand that would be highly unlikely in any event. But, do mods have the authority to do this?

No. Unless they're dealing with a Spambot or were given pre-authorization, they have to discuss permas in Modchat.



                                                                                                                                            

VAMatt said:
So, is it, or it not possible for a mod to permaban someone on their own? I understand that would be highly unlikely in any event. But, do mods have the authority to do this?

Basically what CGI has said, but I'll give you my point of view on how it works; The ONLY time I've ever permabanned an account without it being brought up with the head mods first is if it was a spambot, I'd never go off and hand any moderation (excluding warnings) without bringing it up with the rest of the team first, and with permabans it's vital to bring up with the head mods beforehand.



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VAMatt said:
So, is it, or it not possible for a mod to permaban someone on their own? I understand that would be highly unlikely in any event. But, do mods have the authority to do this?

Seeing the replies to your post didnt mention it, they can do it, but it would be a renegade action



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kirby007 said:
VAMatt said:
So, is it, or it not possible for a mod to permaban someone on their own? I understand that would be highly unlikely in any event. But, do mods have the authority to do this?

Seeing the replies to your post didnt mention it, they can do it, but it would be a renegade action

Head Mods and Site Admins can remove users beyond what the rules state (though this is rarely done and would generally come to extremely poor users), but yeah, it would be, in most cases, a rogue action for normal mods to permaban someone without discussion.



                                                                                                                                            

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9007990

Lmao seeing as the moderator has had personal issue with dark_lord in the past this feels very petty. Seeing as it isnt generalising



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kirby007 said:
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9007990

Lmao seeing as the moderator has had personal issue with dark_lord in the past this feels very petty. Seeing as it isnt generalising

Eh, the mod could change if that's the case (I'm unaware of any major history), but the moderation itself likely wouldn't. I wasn't present during the discussion about it, but I see why that conclusion was reached. It definitely takes aim at specific groups of people. Seems like this wasn't a first time thing, either.



                                                                                                                                            

kirby007 said:
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9007990

Lmao seeing as the moderator has had personal issue with dark_lord in the past this feels very petty. Seeing as it isnt generalising

Even if it's not generalising it's definitely sexism so I don't think the moderation is unfair.

Plus to me at least Pemalite seems like one of, if not the, least biased mods on the team so...



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