The SASS Wire has the ability to track warning points. So far, they have rarely been used. They will be assigned when a forum user posts in a manner that is forbidden by the Guidelines. Only the user, the Administrator, and Moderators can see any Warning Points assessed against a user’s account. This includes registered Guests as well as Members.
Warning points are assessed in the following manner. Also listed are the potential ramifications of accruing points: Our focus will be on stopping rudeness, not on assigning points when someone inadvertently does something that is prohibited by the Guidelines. A common example of a inadvertent mistake is a Guest selling in the Classified Forum.
1 point per infraction unless it's egregious, like; threats, offensive rants or extreme behavior. That would warrant 3 points and then an automatic "Time Out"
3 points = 3 month Time Out
4 points = 4 month Time Out
5 points = Banned Indefinitely
6 points = Permanent Ban, this is only likely after a member has had an indefinite ban reversed.
The term “Time Out” equates to “Loss of Privileges”.
A warning point will be automatically removed after 365 days.
An indefinite ban may only be reversed by writing SASS Headquarters. They will contact the Moderators to reach a consensus on the Banned Wire user’s potential reinstatement.
Any Moderator may assign warning points. They will frequently ask the others for opinions on the transgression.
The Guidelines are viewed when a member Registers and a copy can be read using the following link. https://www.sassnet.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264105-sass-forum-guidelines/
A ban or Time Out may be given without any Warning Points or less than the listed number for some infractions. Examples are physically threatening another member or multiple PM Warnings before the WP system was implemented.
This thread will be unpinned after approximately a month and a locked copy will be retained on the FAQ page. Please ask questions here and any modifications approved by the Moderators will be included in the locked copy.
The Moderating Team
PS Changes to the OP are in red.