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Cate Perfect

The AVEN Terms of Service (ToS)

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This portion of section 6:

A reinstated member comes back with 2 active warns, one lasting 3 months and one 6 months. The terms of reinstatement also include a possible permanent ban if it is earned (that cannot be appealed).

The returning member will be permanently banned under the following circumstances:

- If a nudge is received at anytime in the first six months

- If a warn is received in the first 3 months

- If two warns are accrued in the following 3 months, as, after the first 3 months, one warn expires and one is still active

- If 3 active warns are accrued after the probation period has ended

- If the returning member socks, trolls, flames, or similar, at any time

has been updated to this:

A reinstated member comes back with 2 active warns, both of which last 6 months. The terms of reinstatement also include a possible permanent ban if it is earned (that cannot be appealed).

While on probation, the returning member will be permanently banned under the following circumstances:

- If a nudge is received

- If a warn is received

- If the returning member socks, trolls, flames, or similar, at any time

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Added an appeal SOL to the TOS

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Changes to section 6:

The following:

When a member is banned, if it's not a troll or a spammer, a post will be made in Mod Forum with a short description of the reasons for the ban.


Moderators are able to warn for an offence in their forum without consulting the other Admods first. However, if an Admod is unsure, the issue is brought up in the Admods forum to be discussed.

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When a member is banned, if the member is not a spammer a post will be made in the Admod Archives with a short description of why the member was banned. Note: some member bans will not be mentioned in the event that the member was banned for harassment or other reasons based on the Admod's discretion"


Moderators are required to bring up warnings with the admod team at least 24 hours prior to sending a warning for the team to review the situation.

Also, some mentions of admod and pt were changed to staff or had DT included.

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Changes made to section 5, Display Names.

 

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On 8/5/2005 at 10:25 AM, Cate Perfect said:

Display Names:
All display names must be at least three (3) non-white-space characters. Furthermore, to facilitate search functionality, we would ask that any display name contain at least two (2) consecutive non-white-space characters. Users may change their display names six (6) times per year (365 days). Names found to be too short or otherwise inappropriate may be changed without warning though the Admod Team will attempt to contact the user in question before any changes are made where it is not considered urgent. To learn how to change your display name, click here.

 

 

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Display Names:
All display names must be at least three (3) non-white-space characters. Furthermore, to facilitate search functionality, we would ask that any display name contain at least two (2) consecutive non-white-space characters. Users may change their display names six (6) times per year (365 days). Names found to be too short or otherwise inappropriate (this includes vulgar/profane words and words that are against the ToS) may be changed without warning though the Admod Team will attempt to contact the user in question before any changes are made where it is not considered urgent. To learn how to change your display name, click here.

 

 

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Changes made to Section 6a. for clarification.

 

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a. "Play nice warning" -- These are similar to a nudge that are not directed at anyone. They are posted in a thread that seems like it might escalate into flaming.

 

 

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a. "Play nice warning" -- Official communications from Moderators or Administrators are posts in bold green or red text. These are similar to nudges but are not directed at anyone in particular. They are posted in a thread that might escalate into flaming.
 

Green or red posts in a thread may be considered a nudge depending upon the severity of the situation. Even though they do not name anyone specifically, continuing the action that prompted the green/red post may result in editing or removal of content and further disciplinary action per the discretion of the moderator.  Green and red posts that do not fall under this criteria include thread/post moves, post locks, or other in-thread instructions or announcements.

 

 

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Section 2j. Members' security has been amended for clarification and specifics regarding bullying.

 

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j. Members' security
Stalking, bullying or harassing of any kind will not be tolerated. Should any account be used or created for this purpose, the account holder will be subject to official warning or outright banning from the site.

 

 

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j. Members' security
Stalking, bullying or harassing of any kind will not be tolerated. Should any account be used or created for this purpose, the account holder will be subject to official warning or outright banning from the site.
 
Bullying includes, but is not limited to, hateful comments, implying that someone is "less than" because of their beliefs or orientations, and "spill over" arguments that take place in multiple forums. This also applies to behaviors in AVEN chat and anything that starts in chat and continues in the forums (or vise versa). Bullying is generally considered to be repeated behavior towards someone in an attempt to intimidate them.

 

 

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Updated the link to the rules for researchers and students (the old ones have been replaced, so the link was not correct any more).

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Added in section 6e. What was 6e is now 6f.

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