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Title: The Warning System
Post by: Scott on April 26, 2018, 14:53:06
Next to the Staff turnover last year, the largest change we've had is in how we apply and manage warnings. In the old days, it was by manually slapping a huge banner on a user's account, writing it up and then manually removing it when the time came. The new approach is simpler and more transparent, for everyone. It's also streamlined to keep the Staff from becoming bogged down in managing warnings.

Overview:

If you receive a warning that you wish to dispute, PM me and I will look into it. Please do not PM any Staff you see online. We're trying, as much as possible, to streamline how we handle matters like this, and a common approach is what is required.

Any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: tomahawk6 on April 19, 2020, 21:19:58
The other day I had noticed I had been warned but as yet I do not know the reason as I did not see anything in my message section. Its a head scratcher as I avoid controversial topics. Thanks
Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: stellarpanther on April 19, 2020, 21:36:45
The other day I had noticed I had been warned but as yet I do not know the reason as I did not see anything in my message section. Its a head scratcher as I avoid controversial topics. Thanks

I would like to see warnings come with a clear explanation as to the reason.  I got one for posting a link to an article in which the journalist wasn't liked for whatever reasons.  I thought because the article was from a reputable news paper that it would be fine.  I sent a message to the person who gave it to me but to this day, I never heard anything back so I still don't know what I did wrong. 
Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: mariomike on April 19, 2020, 21:39:59
I would like to see warnings come with a clear explanation as to the reason.  I got one for posting a link to an article in which the journalist wasn't liked for whatever reasons.  I thought because the article was from a reputable news paper that it would be fine.  I sent a message to the person who gave it to me but to this day, I never heard anything back so I still don't know what I did wrong.

I am not the individual who gave you the Warning. But, I believe you may be referring to this Sticky,

 https://navy.ca/forums/index.php/topic,99046.msg1015747.html#msg1015747
Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: dapaterson on April 19, 2020, 21:50:20
I would like to see warnings come with a clear explanation as to the reason.  I got one for posting a link to an article in which the journalist wasn't liked for whatever reasons.  I thought because the article was from a reputable news paper that it would be fine.  I sent a message to the person who gave it to me but to this day, I never heard anything back so I still don't know what I did wrong.

In that specific instance, it is a reputable source and reputable journalist who, in the past, has threatened to sue the website.  As a precautionary measure, the site owner has directed that he, his articles and other content from him (social media etc) not be posted to the site or discussed on the site.

Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: Weinie on April 19, 2020, 22:13:43
I would like to see warnings come with a clear explanation as to the reason.  I got one for posting a link to an article in which the journalist wasn't liked for whatever reasons.  I thought because the article was from a reputable news paper that it would be fine.  I sent a message to the person who gave it to me but to this day, I never heard anything back so I still don't know what I did wrong.

Still unclear?
Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: CBH99 on April 19, 2020, 22:31:46
In regards to that though, a Warning maybe isn't the best thing, as stellerpanther didn't intentionally do anything wrong.  In fact, he posted a link to a topic that was related to the discussion, and simply didn't know about the situation with said reporter.  Taking the posting down and a PM may have been appropriate.

Usually if you receive a warning, there should be a message in your inbox as to why.  T6, you check the inbox? 
Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: BeyondTheNow on April 19, 2020, 22:31:54
The other day I had noticed I had been warned but as yet I do not know the reason as I did not see anything in my message section. Its a head scratcher as I avoid controversial topics. Thanks

Good day Tomahawk.

I issued you the warning the other day. There is a PM notification that was supposed to go with it, but I neglected to attach it accordingly. As well, I could’ve offered more insight with my staff direction in the Covid thread at the time, but admittedly, I was hasty, abrupt and could’ve taken time with a bit more of an explanation. I am more than happy to PM you specifics, if you wish.

Stellarpanther:

The reason for the warning you referenced was explained clearly to you by garb811 in the same thread. You were also advised to read our site policies. That explains everything you need to know. The 2 links below should clear up any remaining confusion you may have.

https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,3616.0.html (https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,3616.0.html)

https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,99046.0.html (https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,99046.0.html)





Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: ballz on April 19, 2020, 22:37:43
In regards to that though, a Warning maybe isn't the best thing

What else do you call it when you get told "don't do that again," but receive no punitive measures whatsoever?

I made the same mistake and got the same warning before. I then recognized what I had done incorrectly and never did it again. And you know what? The problem has gone away and no one cares about it anymore.
Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: PuckChaser on April 19, 2020, 23:32:26
Just so you know, the warnings are percentage based and decay at 10% a day. We'll use them as a moderation team so that we can easily track warning history without having to search posts in a thread. Users can also assess 5% warnings via milpoints, but you'll get automatic notifications for milpoints although I'm not sure if it specifies if the warning was added.

If there's any question on warnings (sometime the notifications don't work), feel free to PM any moderator and we can see your warning history and who applied it to get an answer for you.
Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: stellarpanther on April 20, 2020, 00:14:29
I am not the individual who gave you the Warning. But, I believe you may be referring to this Sticky,

 https://navy.ca/forums/index.php/topic,99046.msg1015747.html#msg1015747

Thank you for sending me that, I now clearly understand the reason for it.  Prior to this I had no idea why the article I posted was inappropriate.

Title: Re: The Warning System
Post by: mariomike on April 20, 2020, 00:16:21
Thank you for sending me that, I now clearly understand the reason for it. 

You are welcome.  :)