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Auto-mute based on warning level
« on: October 29, 2015, 05:18:49 PM »
SMF has a facility to automatically mute a user (i.e., prevent them from posting) when a particular warning level is reached. Today, lolwut hit that warning level and was muted for a while, though I've now disabled that facility in the admin panel, so he can post again.

To me, this seems like unnecessary duplication of functionality -- this is why we have bans, warnings should be something else. Do others agree with this line of reasoning, or do you guys think automatic muting is useful?
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Auto-mute based on warning level
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 05:23:44 PM »
I don't think it is very useful. Given that 2-3 warnings results in a ban, it is a redundant system. We also don't have objective standards in place that a warning is worth X percentage. In this particular instance, if Rushy's warning was justified, then I think a ban would be in order given the numerous warnings this user has already received.

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Re: Auto-mute based on warning level
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 06:00:16 PM »
I've been invited to join in the discussion here.  While I don't really give 2 shits about muting, warning, etc... it still makes no sense why I was warned yet again.  That is what I would like to discuss, though I understand that the discussion may require a new thread.
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Re: Auto-mute based on warning level
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 06:16:53 PM »

I've been invited to join in the discussion here.  While I don't really give 2 shits about muting, warning, etc... it still makes no sense why I was warned yet again.  That is what I would like to discuss, though I understand that the discussion may require a new thread.

Yes, please make a thread to address that concern. You'll need the moderator who warned you to discuss it further. If I had to guess, it was due to the moderator's interpretation of you violating rule 7. But that is just me speculating.

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Re: Auto-mute based on warning level
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 09:01:05 PM »
Yeah, there's no point for the muting at all unless we decide to use that in lieu of bans. Otherwise it's redundant.
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