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If this has been discussed, I am sorry. I was unable to find any mention of it. I would like to see Suspension as an option. Banning seems so permanent.

Can this please be added as a selection?
 

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I know that. I'm asking for a second option that seems less harsh.
I just type a reply to their “outburst” saying: “Enjoy your vacation... see you in 30 days.”

If they are really nasty or habitual, it’s a:

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The word ban has a permanence to it. Suspension does not. In vBulletin, we had a choice of suspension with a specified period. The verbiage needs to reflect the punishment or whatever you want to call it.
 

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The word ban has a permanence to it. Suspension does not. In vBulletin, we had a choice of suspension with a specified period. The verbiage needs to reflect the punishment or whatever you want to call it.
IN our version of vB sure we had the choices of ban time or a simple warning but when it came down to banned, it was just a matter of how long, I don't have an issue with that really, if someone hasn't heeded warnings or very clear forum rules then I have no sympathy for them.
 
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On TheNewX.org we had Temporary & Permanent Bans, (Note: Once again due to your lack of table this is somewhat hard to read). The vB site was programed by our previous owner based on point principles;

Continued violation and/or complete disregard of these rules may result in a temporary or permanent ban. We use an infraction system to help facilitate the content of this forum.

To try and help the moderators of this forum track problems and keep order, we are implementing user infractions. A user infraction system allows the moderators to issue warnings and infractions to users who break rules or cause trouble. When a warning or infraction is issued, a PM is sent to the user with details of why the warning or infraction was issued. This hopefully will allow for better communication with a user on exactly what rule was broken.

My hope is to not have to use this system much, but with the increased user base of the site, it's getting harder and harder to keep track of problems and handle them efficiently.

Below is the information on the infraction system and showing how many points each infraction is worth and the action taken when certain numbers are reached.

User Infraction Levels:
Infraction | Warnings | Points | Expire | Comments
Spam | 1 | 1 | 3 Months
Racial, Political or religious threads | 1 | 1 | 6 Months
Avatar, Profile picture and Signature rule violations | 1 | 1 | 3 months | (unless it falls under the obscene or porno graphic)
Excessive profanity / circumvent the cuss filter | 1 | 1 | 3 Months
Arguing with / Insulting a Moderator | 1 | 1 | 3 Months
General Rule Violation | 1 | 1 | 3 Months
Excessive cross-posting | 1 | 1 | 3 Months
Insulted Other Member(s) (Personal attacks, insults, snide or brash comments, or flames) | 1 | 1 | 6 Months
Obscene Material (NSFW) | 1 | 2 | 6 Months | (This could include text, links, video or pictures including (but not limited to) the following scantly clad women, excessive violence, illegal activities, drug use, excessive profanity or any other questionable content that could get someone fired from work for viewing).
Racism | 0 | 3 | Never | (This is reserved for severe racial comments. See the racial, political or religious infraction for lesser infraction.)
Pornographic Material | 0 | 6 | Never

Automatic Ban:
Number of Infraction Points | Ban Period
3 | 1 Week
6 | 1 Month
9 | 3 Months
12 | 6 Months
15 | 1 Year
20 | Permanent

User Infraction Forum Restrictions:
If any users reaches 5 infraction points, that user will lose access to the "TOTM" forum. Once enough infractions points expire to bring the user down below 5, the users access to these forums will be reinstated. Keep in mind, if you get an infraction for posting porn, you will lose access to these forums indefinitely.
 

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Right now we have two functions, "Warn with Infractions" and "Ban Temporary or Permanent".

Down the road, we might look at additional options like the "Temp Suspension" after we knock out some of the larger projects already cooking.

Jeff M
 
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Right now we have two functions, "Warn with Infractions" and "Ban Temporary or Permanent".

Down the road, we might look at additional options like the "Temp Suspension" after we knock out some of the larger projects already cooking.

Jeff M
TBH as said earlier, I really don't see a need, if people are ignoring rules and warnings 'ban' is a very simple and appropriate word, on this I like the KISS principle.
 
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