11/12/2017 (Sun) 16:06:55
from hand of cuck
Time for another update to the rules, partially in response to some major issues that have arisen recently.
>Outrage bait is now being treated as the intentional spread of misinformation or narrative spinning without presenting all the facts. This will be treated as a violation of Rule 7, with enforcement resulting in a single warning followed by a 7 day ban then a permanent ban. The initial warning must be agreed upon by at least two moderators internally before being issued, the bans by three moderators - failing to get that many moderators will result in no warning/ban being issued, but a usernote being applied to watch for future potential violations to establish a pattern of behavior. Note that while moderators may agree to remove a post under this, they may decide that an official warning/ban is not necessary in every case. For the sake of determining intent, we will be looking at the OP's post/comment history as well as their title/post wording, to determine if they are just carrying over something they saw without thinking it through, or appear to have a vested interest in encouraging people to pick up/spread bad information and get outraged by it.
Brigading is now officially being classed as a Rule 1 violation. How we are defining brigading is as follows: any user who can be easily demonstrated to have come into a thread which was linked to by one of the various meta/drama subs who is either pushing up to the Rule 1 line, or clearly crossing it by trolling. By "easily demonstrated" we mean that we can open the user's post history and see clear participation on the sub which linked to the post within the first page or so of comments, alongside little or no previous participation on KiA itself. This must be agreed upon by two or more moderators, and the punishment will generally be an immediate 7 day ban, followed by a permanent ban on any future violations.
For the sake of making it easier to read, more transparent, and to cut back on confusion regarding which rules get dealt with in which way, we are pulling the warning/ban policy out of Rule 1 and moving it to stand independently so that other rules with specific policies are all in one place. The updated policy is as follows:
General Rule 1 Enforcement
You'll get two public warnings from the mods. Any offenses after that, and you'll get a 3 day temporary ban. Screw up again, and you're gone for a month. Screw up again, and you're not coming back.
Warnings will expire after 90 days. So if you got a warning and didn't screw up for, say, three months, and get warned again, that counts as your first warning on the road to being banned. However, if you received a temp ban for breaking Rule 1, it'll stay on your record, and won't expire, so if you screw up after that, you go to a month-long ban. Basically, don't screw around.
After internal discussion by multiple moderators, if two or more agree that a user falls under the brigading definiton in Rule 1, that user will be issued an immediate 7 day ban. Should a user be determined to be brigading again at a later date, they will be issued a permanent ban at that time.