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The Oh So Scary "verbal Warning"


Kubi

I don't feel that when we give "verbal warnings" members are fully grasping the concept of "WARNING". I propose that in each "verbal warning" pm we send out, that we ask for a reply to the PM acknowledging what they did will be fix. If they don't within an alloted amount of time(say 5 days), a warning is issued.We give many verbal warning for swearing, posting in wrong sections, and yet you see the same member doing it again and again. Either a straight up warning, or what I suggest.What do you guys think?


BuffaloHelp

Each moderator will have his/her style of guiding members to be the better members of Xisto.This means do however you think it's appropriate as a moderator of Xisto to shap and mold members. I will not set any mod style in stone. But I normally give 1 verbal warning to newbies before I issue actual warnings. But I do not keep tabs on which member since I feel that is entrapment (no pun intended).Some moderators go straight for the warning. Again, it is your moderating skill and style. Not going to be the forum rules.


Kubi

I don't normally go straight for the warning. We're not here to be dictators. But I do however take verbal warnings seriously. I will remember who I gave verbal warnings to, and I will issue a warning increase if they don't improve there posts.I suggested this idea because I don't believe we should go straight for the warning when someone cusses. But instead, verbal warn them, and hope it doesn't happen again. As we just saw in the shoutbox, verbal warnings don't work. When you leave, they just continue there behaviour.


Dooga

I think verbal warnings are powerful enough.


Kubi

I think verbal warnings are powerful enough.


Even when members don't take them seriously?

jlhaslip

As part of the procedure to issue a "verbal Warning", I typically send a pm or an email to the member with a link to the posting where I have issued the warning and a link to the readme files. Most members reply with a pm saying they are sorry to have violated the rules and mention that they will read the rules as found in the help link. I then watch the member's posts and typically, they obey the rules a little better, making the Forum a better place.Those who fail to take the suggestion are often either spammers who don't return. The Forum is no worse off than before. Those who take the reccomendation have gone on to actually improve the forum by making good contributions, so I will continue to behave this way in my Modding duties until directed otherwise.


Dooga

Well if they don't take the verbal warnings seriously I doubt they would take an extra 10% seriously. The 10% doesn't do anything, other than displaying that it has 10%. Unless there are some things implemented that make people with more warnings have less privileges or get less hosting credits.


Yratorm, LightMage

Hmm, actually I personally like the 'verbal warning' system because it gives the member a chance, especially a newer member. I think though that the verbal warning could include something to the effect that 'we're doing this instead of giving you a warning so please comply & if you disregard this we'll be forced to take action' - I'm sure we can put that in a way that won't get hackles up, but will still drive home that we mean the 'verbal warning' to be taken seriously.



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