Questions tagged [disciplinary-actions]

Questions about how to discipline community members.

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Is permanent banning worth it?

First, some perspective: I was a member of a community about 5 years ago. At that time, I violated community rules and was issued a permanent ban. When this occurred, it took some time to get over, ...
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Should I display to a user for how long he is being banned?

Right now we have different ban durations but we don't tell the users how long every single one is exactly. We only communicate it very subtle by using words like for "a few days" or "some time". The ...
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Methods of suspending users?

Most online community software supports banning a user by username, login address or IP. These are all relatively trivial to evade. Other methods include the hellban, shadowban, and slowing down ...
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How to handle a user reposting a deleted message?

Per our forum rules, profanity is deleted and, in extreme cases, the user receives warnings or cumulative infractions which then trigger repercussions for the account. Publicly discussing a moderator ...
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How can I restore the focus of a community without driving away the userbase?

I'm a moderator for an IRC channel that has recently devolved into much off-topic chatter. I'd like to guide the focus of the community back to the topic of the channel, but don't want to be harsh to ...