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Offline Pete Svarrior

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It's no secret that your generic warning templates are unpopular with users. The mods get to pick between "spamming", "insulting members/staff" and "posting offensive material", none of which are particularly relevant for most warnings issued around here.

It is my intention to fix those at some point, but admittedly it's a low-priority task for me - I don't get much TFES development time in these days, and there are more important issues to resolve, at least from my perspective. The alternative is to accept contributions from the community, which we're always keen on. Since AATW has kindly volunteered to help, I'm opening this thread to describe the process and to accept any potential submissions

If you'd like to submit a template for us to incorporate, please write a short paragraph per offence following the rough format of:

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{MEMBER},

You have received a warning for inappropriate activity. Please cease these activities and abide by the forum rules otherwise we will take further action.

{REGARDS}

You may use the following tags:
  • {MEMBER} - Member Name.
  • {MESSAGE} - Link to Offending Post. (If Applicable)
  • {FORUMNAME} - Forum Name.
  • {SCRIPTURL} - Web address of forum.
  • {REGARDS} - Standard email sign-off.
  • and any standard BBCode that you would in a post

Any template that uses {MESSAGE} will only be available if the offending message is being properly linked against. This can be a bit awkward to do, especially on mobile, so it would be preferable if it was easy to edit out from the final product.

As a reminder, the rules can be found here. We'd probably need one generic template per rule, and perhaps a few more specific ones for common offences (e.g. "hi, it looks like you're angrily ranting outside of angry ranting. If you want to express yourself, that's fine, but please do so in the designated thunderdome".

If you choose to contribute, thanks! If not, I'll get around to it myself eventually.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2019, 09:36:41 PM by Pete Svarrior »
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On a note of ease, it might be beneficial to add a post about what each subforum is for to the forum rules. That way one link will be able to answer pretty much every question. As it is, to address, say, off-topic posting you'd need to link to a stickied thread in each board. I'm not aware of any location where all these definitions are clearly given in one place.
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1. No personal attacks

{MEMBER}

You have received a warning for personal attacks and insults in the upper fora.
{MESSAGE}
Please try to stay civil in future, or further action will be taken.
You may remind yourself of the forum rules here.

{REGARDS}

2. No harassment of other members (applies in all fora). No direct link to a post as it usually takes place over multiple posts.

{MEMBER}

You have received a warning for persistent harassment of another user. {FORUMNAME} is meant to be enjoyable for all.
You may remind yourself of the forum rules here.

{REGARDS}

3. Stay on topic. 5. Post in the appropriate forum. 9. Use appropriate channels for seeking help.

{MEMBER}

You have received a warning for off-topic posting.
{MESSAGE}
Be sure to familiarise yourself with the subject of a thread and the topic of a board before posting there. If you wish to discuss a different topic, do so in the correct place.
You may remind yourself of the forum rules here.

{REGARDS}



4. Do not disclose personal information (applies in all fora). No link under the assumption it would be deleted.

{MEMBER}

You have received a warning for posting personal information about another user without their permission. If this is repeated, you will receive a ban.
You may remind yourself of the forum rules here.

{REGARDS}



7. Do not post NSFW material (applies in all fora), again no link as it'd be deleted.

{MEMBER}

You have received a warning for posting NSFW material in the forum. This website is intended to be a safe place for all people to visit, and as such excessively violent, shocking or pornographic images are not allowed. If this behaviour is repeated a ban will be issued.
You may remind yourself of the forum rules here.

{REGARDS}



6. Avoid including material which does not contribute to the point you are making.

{MEMBER}

You have received a warning for repeated extraneous posting. While there is some leeway allowed in what may be posted, consistently dedicating much of your posts to unnecessary content impacts the usability of the site. Please try to adjust this in future and keep your posts more focused.
You may remind yourself of the forum rules here.

{REGARDS}


8. Keep alternate accounts within reason seems to mostly deal with bans so it doesn't seem to need a warning.
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