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OMG, I got a warning! Now what?

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+shift.    21

Not talking about bots, but actual people making a post that constituted a ban right away.

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Fred Derf    217
Can a mod PM me how much time is left for my warning? I think a couple months but not sure...

[PM Sent]

To answer another question, advertising bots and duplicate accounts are usually the only ones exempted from our usual judicial process.

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+kpo6969    45

Question,

Under my avatar I have warning stars which are empty (no warning) and have been empty for as long as I remember. I don't remember ever getting a warning. Is there a way to remove this?

Thank You

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Rudy    457
Question,

Under my avatar I have warning stars which are empty (no warning) and have been empty for as long as I remember. I don't remember ever getting a warning. Is there a way to remove this?

Thank You

no, it's there to let you know you're a good boy :D

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+kpo6969    45
no, it's there to let you know you're a good boy :D

Well if I wasn't I'd at least like to know why? :innocent:

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Fred Derf    217
Question,

Under my avatar I have warning stars which are empty (no warning) and have been empty for as long as I remember. I don't remember ever getting a warning. Is there a way to remove this?

Thank You

The Admins have the ability to show or hide everybody's warning level as part of a universal setting. Currently we show the warning levels just so our members know what their current warning level is (and so they don't have to ask us to tell them).

It would be nice if it would only show the warning meter for those that actually have a warning percentage greater than 0% but we do not have such precision controls. Then the people who don't see the panel would know that they have a 0% warning level. Perhaps such a feature will be added to future versions of IPB or perhaps it takes too great a server toll to be worthwhile.

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Thirtythree    0

So wait, warnings don't do any real harm? I can be maxed at 100% and still post here?

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Sethos    270
So wait, warnings don't do any real harm? I can be maxed at 100% and still post here?

Well, they do throw in the occasional suspension

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p858snake    1
It would be nice if it would only show the warning meter for those that actually have a warning percentage greater than 0% but we do not have such precision controls.
I don't know what the server toll would you could hack the skin with a php if statement so that if warnX.gif had a number higher than zero... but i'm guessing that would be very deadly to the servers.

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Fred Derf    217
I don't know what the server toll would you could hack the skin with a php if statement so that if warnX.gif had a number higher than zero... but i'm guessing that would be very deadly to the servers.

Every hack we add costs something so we need to be careful that we don't go crazy on these things.

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Joel    27
Then the people who don't see the panel would know that they have a 0% warning level.

I would have thought they'd know by the 0% next to it.

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+kpo6969    45
The Admins have the ability to show or hide everybody's warning level as part of a universal setting. Currently we show the warning levels just so our members know what their current warning level is (and so they don't have to ask us to tell them).

It would be nice if it would only show the warning meter for those that actually have a warning percentage greater than 0% but we do not have such precision controls. Then the people who don't see the panel would know that they have a 0% warning level. Perhaps such a feature will be added to future versions of IPB or perhaps it takes too great a server toll to be worthwhile.

Thanks for your reply but it does not really address my question.

1. When did I get a warning and what for? Since by following your reply I take that to mean I had a previous warning level which I have no recollection of receiving.

2. If it is a software limitation I can't fathom that since I see very few others in the forum.

3. What was my prior warning level, when it was received, and when was it recinded?

I think these are reasonable questions and it has bothered me for awhile, and having recently purchased my 2nd subscriber subscription maybe someone could help.

Thanks

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Denis W.    731
Thanks for your reply but it does not really address my question.

1. When did I get a warning and what for? Since by following your reply I take that to mean I had a previous warning level which I have no recollection of receiving.

2. If it is a software limitation I can't fathom that since I see very few others in the forum.

3. What was my prior warning level, when it was received, and when was it recinded?

I think these are reasonable questions and it has bothered me for awhile, and having recently purchased my 2nd subscriber subscription maybe someone could help.

Thanks

You can relax; you're in a completely clean state. :) You didn't receive any warnings at all in your time spent on Neowin, but despite that your empty warning level bar will still appear beside your posts as Fred explained - warning bars cannot be hidden for people on 0%.

Any warnings you get will be brought to your attention - there are no 'hidden' warnings.

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shockz    6,018
Thanks for your reply but it does not really address my question.

1. When did I get a warning and what for? Since by following your reply I take that to mean I had a previous warning level which I have no recollection of receiving.

2. If it is a software limitation I can't fathom that since I see very few others in the forum.

3. What was my prior warning level, when it was received, and when was it recinded?

I think these are reasonable questions and it has bothered me for awhile, and having recently purchased my 2nd subscriber subscription maybe someone could help.

Thanks

You've never been warned.

Regardless of your warn level... whether its perfectly clear and no history... to if someone has 100%... it will still display that bar

Edited by shockz

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+kpo6969    45
You can relax; you're in a completely clean state. :) You didn't receive any warnings at all in your time spent on Neowin, but despite that your empty warning level bar will still appear beside your posts as Fred explained - warning bars cannot be hidden for people on 0%.

Any warnings you get will be brought to your attention - there are no 'hidden' warnings.

You've never been warned.

Regardless of your warn level... whether its perfectly clear and no history... to if someone has 100%... it will still display that bar

Thank you both for replying.

I'm still puzzled as I spent 45 minutes looking through the forum and as of yet mine is the only one seen?

If I've never been warned how did I get a warning level bar, how did it get set to 0% from nothing, and why don't I see any others?

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aussiefloyd_fan    6

can an admin tell me how much warn i've got left.(months/weeks) it seems like ages now

please pm me

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Denis W.    731
Thank you both for replying.

I'm still puzzled as I spent 45 minutes looking through the forum and as of yet mine is the only one seen?

If I've never been warned how did I get a warning level bar, how did it get set to 0% from nothing, and why don't I see any others?

Regular members and subscribers cannot see other people's warning levels for obvious reasons. It'll be cannon fodder for people to use in heated arguments such as "oh, your warning level's all the way up to 100%, no wonder you're such a (bleep)."

The warning bar has always been there for the past few years, whether you've been warned or not. As you can see from earlier posts in this thread (or another older thread), it was added to cut down on the amount of PMs sent to moderators asking how high their warning level is.

can an admin tell me how much warn i've got left.(months/weeks) it seems like ages now

please pm me

Did you save the PM sent by the mod that warned you? Take that date and add six months to it.

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aussiefloyd_fan    6

i think i lost that pm :-(

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+kpo6969    45

Thanks so much.

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Richard Hammond    119

Looks like ive been a good boy for 6 months got a warning reduction, thanks neowin :p

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Fred Derf    217
can an admin tell me how much warn i've got left.(months/weeks) it seems like ages now

please pm me

I'm not an Admin but...

[PM Sent]

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Barney T.    2,335
can an admin tell me how much warn i've got left.(months/weeks) it seems like ages now

please pm me

It is against Neowin policy to discuss member's warn status (or any other type of moderation on a particular member) in public or in threads such as this, so in fact, yes, getting your warn level PMed to you from a staffer is the way to go.......... (Y).

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aussiefloyd_fan    6

will the reduction be 20% for a 20% warning? i have a month left ATM

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Fred Derf    217

Yes, warnings come down in 20% blocks at a time. There needs to have been no incidents during the six month period (and if I sent you a PM then I would have told you about any incidents that would have interfered).

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swarfega    0

Ive had this warning at 0% for ages and ages now and Ive no idea what the warning (if I had one) was for? Could an admin shed some light on it please.

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