MCM Warnings - Historical

Applied By Justis R: Jun 1, 2019 at 1:35 AM

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4[INDENT]Warnings are a points based system MC-Market employs to measure violations which, by themselves, would not result in an immediate and permanent ban. This allows users who acquire these points to continue using the site as normal until they exceed a point benchmark which will temporarily suspend them for an increasing amount of time, allowing them the chance to reflect on their actions, familiarize themselves with our rules, and position themselves to avoid future violations. If a user is unable to better their behavior, the points will add up, and eventually lead to their permanent removal from the site, as they are provenly unsafe for our community.[/INDENT] 3[INDENT]Warnings are a points based system MC-Market employs to measure violations which, by themselves, would not result in an immediate and permanent ban. This allows users who acquire these points to continue using the site as normal until they exceed a point benchmark which will temporarily suspend them for an increasing amount of time, allowing them the chance to reflect on their actions, familiarize themselves with our rules, and position themselves to avoid future violations. If a user is unable to better their behavior, the points will add up, and eventually lead to their permanent removal from the site, as they are provenly unsafe for our community.[/INDENT] 
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7[SIZE=5]Suspensions[/SIZE] 5[SIZE=5]Suspensions[/SIZE] 
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21Suspensions are automatic and cannot be lifted or reduced on an individual basis. This is to ensure fair treatment of all our members. Once suspended, the forums will become "read-only". Meaning you will be unable to interact with the site besides through support requests, scam reports, and private messages which you are already a member of or which are created by a staff member. 19Suspensions are automatic and cannot be lifted or reduced on an individual basis. This is to ensure fair treatment of all our members. Once suspended, the forums will become "read-only". Meaning you will be unable to interact with the site besides through support requests, scam reports, and private messages which you are already a member of or which are created by a staff member. 
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23Also note that some lower offense warning points will expire. Expired warning points are no longer counted by the system, and so it is possible to hit a lower suspension benchmark multiple times instead of moving onto the next benchmark every instance that you are warned. Expired points will still be viewable from the "Warnings" tab of your profile, only visible to you and staff members.[/INDENT] 21Also note that some lower offense warning points will expire. Expired warning points are no longer counted by the system, and so it is possible to hit a lower suspension benchmark multiple times instead of moving onto the next benchmark every instance that you are warned. Expired points will still be viewable from the "Warnings" tab of your profile, only visible to you and staff members.[/INDENT] 
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25 25Appeals
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28[INDENT]You will almost always receive a private conversation from the staff member who has warned you for your actions. Appealing should be done within that private conversation immediately after receiving the warning, and should be done if and only if the warning was issued falsely. Being sorry does not mean that the warning was issued falsely. 25[INDENT]You will almost always receive a private conversation from the staff member who has warned you for your actions. Appealing should be done within that private conversation immediately after receiving the warning, and should be done if and only if the warning was issued falsely. Being sorry does not mean that the warning was issued falsely. 
29Appeals for any user other than yourself will be denied. 26Appeals for any user other than yourself will be denied. 
30Appeals for warnings received long ago will be denied. 27Appeals for warnings received long ago will be denied. 
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33If you feel that a warning you received was issued falsely, respond politely to the staff member who has issued it. Remember that they are there to ensure fairness and the safety of the entire community. State your reasons for disagreeing, providing any evidence to support your claims, and ask that the warning be reconsidered. 30If you feel that a warning you received was issued falsely, respond politely to the staff member who has issued it. Remember that they are there to ensure fairness and the safety of the entire community. State your reasons for disagreeing, providing any evidence to support your claims, and ask that the warning be reconsidered. 
34If the staff member's final decision is that your actions were deserving of a warning you may ask for a second opinion from an administrator. Create a support request relaying the information presented in the conversation between you and the other staff member, and request for it to be looked at a second time. Patiently await a response. If your appeal is denied once more, respect that decision and accept the warning you've received. Ensure that the actions you took which resulted in the warning are not repeated.[/INDENT] 31If the staff member's final decision is that your actions were deserving of a warning you may ask for a second opinion from an administrator. Create a support request relaying the information presented in the conversation between you and the other staff member, and request for it to be looked at a second time. Patiently await a response. If your appeal is denied once more, respect that decision and accept the warning you've received. Ensure that the actions you took which resulted in the warning are not repeated.[/INDENT] 
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36 36Verbal Warnings
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39[INDENT]Warning points given for the violation of a specific rule will be the same across users. However, there is a special warning which staff members may give at their discretion according to agreed practices by the team of which they are part. Verbal warnings are not counted by the system, result in no points or suspensions. 35[INDENT]Warning points given for the violation of a specific rule will be the same across users. However, there is a special warning which staff members may give at their discretion according to agreed practices by the team of which they are part. Verbal warnings are not counted by the system, result in no points or suspensions. 
40If you receive a verbal warning, be gracious. They do you no harm, and are meant by the staff member only to give you a second chance to do it right. They are for your benefit alone. 36If you receive a verbal warning, be gracious. They do you no harm, and are meant by the staff member only to give you a second chance to do it right. They are for your benefit alone. 
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43Verbal warnings are also used in good faith that the member will never need to be warned for it again, and that they were simply unfamiliar with the rule, either due to it's recent addition, or because the user is new. The user is expected to re-familiarize themselves with the rules immediately. 39Verbal warnings are also used in good faith that the member will never need to be warned for it again, and that they were simply unfamiliar with the rule, either due to it's recent addition, or because the user is new. The user is expected to re-familiarize themselves with the rules immediately. 
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45If you've been verbally warned for something in the past, expect to receive no verbal warning for it in the future should you violate that same rule again, because staff members make a hidden usernote on your profile for the rest of the team to read that you have been given a verbal warning for that action.[/INDENT] 41If you've been verbally warned for something in the past, expect to receive no verbal warning for it in the future should you violate that same rule again, because staff members make a hidden usernote on your profile for the rest of the team to read that you have been given a verbal warning for that action.[/INDENT] 
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47 47Points
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50[INDENT]Every rule on the rules page has a warning and point value associated with it. You may view the rules here: [URL]http://www.mc-market.org/policies/rules/[/URL] 45[INDENT]Every rule on the rules page has a warning and point value associated with it. You may view the rules here: [URL]http://www.mc-market.org/policies/rules/[/URL] 
51The amount of points you receive for a rule violation will not change even if these points values change. It will remain the same on your profile that it was at the time of your warning unless otherwise announced. 46The amount of points you receive for a rule violation will not change even if these points values change. It will remain the same on your profile that it was at the time of your warning unless otherwise announced. 
52As for the point values of these rules, though the may be subject to change, as of current, they are as follows: 47As for the point values of these rules, though the may be subject to change, as of current, they are as follows: 
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54# Name: value | expiry (in months) 49# Name: value | expiry (in months) 
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56Global Rules 51Global Rules 
571.1 Encouraging/Promoting The Violation of Our Rules/TOS: 10 or penalty equal to the violation promoted | N/A 571.1 Encouraging/Promoting The Violation of Our Rules/TOS: 10 or penalty equal to the violation promoted | 36
581.2 Abusing The Reaction System: 3 | N/A 581.2 Abusing The Reaction System: 3 | 12
591.3 Abusing The Reports/Support System: 4 | 6 591.3 Abusing The Reports/Support System: 4 | 12
601.4 Creating Multiple Accounts: 5 | N/A 601.4 Creating Multiple Accounts: 5 | 12
611.5 Defamatory/Trashing Behavior: 5 | 6 611.5 Defamatory/Trashing Behavior: 5 | 12
621.6 Disrespectful/Harassing/Hateful/Trolling Behavior: 5 | N/A 621.6 Disrespectful/Harassing/Hateful/Trolling Behavior: 10 | 36
631.7 Impersonation/Misrepresentation of Self: 5 | N/A 631.7 Impersonation/Misrepresentation of Self: 15 | 24
641.8 Low Quality/Meaningless Content: 1 | 6 591.8 Low Quality/Meaningless Content: 1 | 6 
651.9 Non-English Content: 1 | 6 601.9 Non-English Content: 1 | 6 
661.10 Misleading/Shocking content: 5 | N/A 661.10 Misleading/Shocking content: 5 | 18
671.11 Requesting/Suggesting Staff: 2 | 6 621.11 Requesting/Suggesting Staff: 2 | 6 
681.12 NSFW Content: 10 | N/A 681.12 NSFW Content: 10 | 36
691.13 Spoiler Content: 1 | 6 691.13 Spoiler Content: 3 | 12
701.14 Goodbye Content: 2 | 6 651.14 Goodbye Content: 2 | 6 
711.15 Site Navigation Impairing Content: 5 | N/A 711.15 Site Navigation Impairing Content: 5 | 18
721.16 Referral/Intention of Producing Revenue Links: 2 | 6 721.16 Referral/Intention of Producing Revenue Links: 2 | 12
731.17 Necro-Posting: 1 | 6 681.17 Necro-Posting: 1 | 6 
741.18 Sharing Personal Information: 10 | N/A 741.18 Sharing Personal Information: 10 | 36
751.19 Spamming/Promoting Spam: 5 | N/A 751.19 Spamming/Promoting Spam: 5 | 18
761.20 Abusing Staff Members: 2 | 6 761.20 Abusing Staff Members: 2 | 12
771.21 Promoting External Gangs/Communities: 4 | 6 771.21 Wrong forum/section: 2 | 6
781.22 Wrong forum/section: 2 | 6 781.22 Promoting Competitors: 10 | 24
791.23 Promoting Competitors: 15 | N/A   
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81Business Account Rules 75Business Account Rules 
822.1-3 Business Account Violation: 5 | 6 822.1-3 Business Account Violation: 5 | 12
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84Shoutbox Rules 78Shoutbox Rules 
853.1-6 Shoutbox Violations: 3 | N/A 853.1-6 Shoutbox Violations: 3 | 6
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87Contest And Giveaway Rules 81Contest And Giveaway Rules 
884.1 Closing Without Announcing a Winner: 3 | N/A 884.1 Closing Without Announcing a Winner: 3 | 18
894.2 Starting Contest Without Closing Date: 3 | N/A 894.2 Starting Contest Without Closing Date: 3 | 6
904.3 Offering To Give Away Item/Service Without Intending To Provide It: 20 | N/A 904.3 Offering To Give Away Item/Service Without Intending To Provide It: 20 | 36
914.4 Offering To Give Away Item/Service Without Right: 20 | N/A 914.4 Offering To Give Away Item/Service Without Right: 20 | 36
924.5 Requiring Social Media/Community Connection/Growth: 3 | N/A 924.5 Requiring Social Media/Community Connection/Growth: 3 | 6
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94Marketplace rules 88Marketplace rules 
955.1 Advertising On Another User's Thread: 3 | N/A 955.1 Advertising On Another User's Thread: 3 | 18
965.2 Wrong Category: 3 | 6 905.2 Wrong Category: 3 | 6 
975.3 Offering Buy/Sell Item/Service Without Intending To Provide It: 20 | N/A 975.3 Offering Buy/Sell Item/Service Without Intending To Provide It: 20 | 36
985.4 Offering/Selling Item/Service Without Right: 20 | N/A 985.4 Offering/Selling Item/Service Without Right: 20 | 36
995.5 Starting Auction Without A Reasonable End Date: 3 | N/A 995.5 Starting Auction Without A Reasonable End Date: 3 | 12
1005.6 Selling/Promoting Ebooks/Methods/Black-Hat/Objectionable Content: 10 | N/A 1005.6 Selling/Promoting Ebooks/Methods/Black-Hat/Objectionable Content: 10 | 36
1015.7 Asking For Vouch Copies: 3 | N/A 1015.7 Asking For Vouch Copies: 1 | 6
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103Resource Rules 97Resource Rules 
1046.1 Resource Not As Described: 3 | N/A 1046.1 Resource Not As Described: 3 | 24
1056.2 Misusing Resource/Downloads: 3 | N/A 1056.2 Misusing Resource/Downloads: 3 | 12
1066.3 Miscategorized Resource: 1 | N/A 1066.3 Miscategorized Resource: 1 | 6
1076.4 Resource Contains Malware: 35 | N/A 1076.4 Resource Contains Malware: 35 | 36
1086.5 Bumping Resource: 2 | 6 1026.5 Bumping Resource: 2 | 6 
1096.6 Resource Contains Unowned Content: 20 | N/A 1096.6 Resource Contains Unowned Content: 20 | 36
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111Wiki Rules 105Wiki Rules 
1127.1-3 Abusing The Wiki: 3 | N/A 1127.1-3 Abusing The Wiki: 3 | 12
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114Minecraft Account Rules 108Minecraft Account Rules 
1158.1-5 Minecraft Accounts Violation: 5 | N/A 1158.1-5 Minecraft Accounts Violation: 5 | 24
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117Reputation System Rules 111Reputation System Rules 
1189.1-5 Reputation System Violation: 4 | N/A 1189.1-5 Reputation System Violation: 4 | 24
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121Once again, these values are subject to change. 114Once again, these values are subject to change. 
122Bear in mind the labels used for these warnings have been simplified for reading purposes. These warning labels are not necessarily the definitions of the rules which you are required to follow, and therefore you should always look to the official rules page and TOS for the current and accurate definitions. 122Bear in mind the labels used for these warnings have been simplified for reading purposes. These warning labels are not necessarily the definitions of the rules which you are required to follow, and therefore you should always look to the official rules page and TOS for the current and accurate definitions.[/INDENT]
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124It is your responsibility to know what our rules mean. We provide you with the [URL='http://www.mc-market.org/support/requests/create-thread']support request section[/URL], so that you may contact us there to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings you may have about our rules. Utilize it, and save yourself from a warning you will not be able to appeal.[/INDENT] 117It is your responsibility to know what our [URL='https://www.mc-market.org/wiki/rules/']rules[/URL] mean.
125 118We provide you with the [URL='http://www.mc-market.org/support/requests/create-thread']support request section[/URL], so that you may contact us there to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings you may have about our rules.
126[CENTER]Thank you for your time, and for looking to further understand how our site functions. Happy marketing![/CENTER][/size] 119Utilize it, and save yourself from a warning you will not be able to appeal.
   120[INDENT][RIGHT]Your MC-Market staff team[/RIGHT][/INDENT]