I'm a little confused and would like clarification on how warnings and cautions work now, and what the levels of severity are when placing a post. This was recently said in another topic by the moderator Jayde:
In fact, consider this an unofficial caution, of sorts, not just to Aprone but to all forum members. I want this thread to stop.
Anyone who posts in this thread after this point will receive some sort of punitive action, whether it be further warning or a short ban, dependent upon the severity of the infraction.
It sounds at first like there is nothing official going on, at least not anything moderation related. It is an unofficial caution, of sorts. A few sentences later it seems like the specifically stated "unofficial caution" means that anyone who does add to the post will be "officially" punished in some way.
I see that the official punishment would be based upon the "severity of the infraction", and I'd like some help decoding what that might mean. The moderator said he didn't want any more posts, so does that maybe mean the severity scale is based on the number of new posts? For example if I had posted 1 post following that message would it have been not severe but had I quickly posted 2 it would be severe? Is the severity scale perhaps based on the length of new posts, so replying with 5 words is less severe than 2 paragraphs? Saying no new posts would be a pretty black and white kind of thing, but this stuff about severity clearly indicates that there is some sort of scale being used.
I find this all extremely open to interpretation, and think someone should break it down. When moving forward, people are going to need to know what they can and cannot do around here to avoid punishments. It may seem like I'm being overly picky, but at the same time an "unofficial caution" surprisingly has very real consequences associated with it.
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