2019-04-04 21:22:04 (edited by cartertemm 2020-01-28 09:09:42)

introduction

This is a thread that is closed, but people on the staff team specifically moderators and admins, should be able to post in this topic, hopefully.
This is to allow all of us on the forum to keep track of warnings and bans, to allow for transparency and accountability between you as forum users, and we the staff. On some forum systems, if a user had a warning on their profile, it would be right there where the number of posts would be. I can not remember which forum system actually did this, but I've seen this in action before. So, while this is a bit more rudimentary, I hope this will provide a similar function.
Here is how this will work after this post:
Each time something happens to a new member, such as a warning or ban, the staff need to update this topic by not only editing this post with an up to date list (I'd be happy to do this), but also adding an additional post to the topic. This way, the topic will appear if, like me, any of you forumights are using the new posts feature. If a post is edited, this does not count as a new post.
Let's say I was really evil and went rogue one day and started breaking rules big time, and Arqmeister spotted it.
In whichever topic I started doing this, he does his usual moderation post saying whatever he has to say.
Then, Arqmeister would come here and create a post saying that Aaron has been given a warning for going rogue, giving some evidence to back him up.
He then adds my name to the list at the top, saying aaron: 1 warning

Then I attack someone personally.
Whichever staff member spotted me doing the personal attack and might post in whatever topic it was, then someone will have to come back here and say that I've been warned again. Then

the list at the top would be updated to say
aaron: 2 warnings
or if I was banned
aaron: banned on 4/04/2019 for 30 days for <incert reason>. Expires on 4/5/2019.
The additional posts will let you keep track of the punishments people have been given, and their reasons.

Current punishments in effect
warnings
  • Webber: Posting link to unauthorized fork (CM). Next infraction in next 3 months will lead to a ban

  • Lawrence_McSu: violation of rule 7 - pasting verbatim message from a banned member

  • Urh2006: indirect distribution of content using unauthorized sourcecode

  • juan reina has been given a warning for attempting to distribute audio game cracks via PM.

  • Omer has been given a warning for personal attacks.

  • Sovs has been warned for personal attacks

  • joshknnd1982 has received a warning for attempting to circumvent rule 3 after a post containing a reference to a webiste providing unauthorized materials was removed.

  • Ironcross32 has been given a warning for personal attacks. See post 35.

  • mongoo_4044 has been given a warning for discussion of unauthorized forks.

  • manamon_player has been given a warning for excessive thread necromancy.

  • Xoren and Rory-games: Encouraging use of a spam site against another user

  • Dani has been given a warning for the distribution of unauthorized forks.

  • cyco has been given a warning for sharing links to copyrigted material.

bans
  • Urh2006: Banned on 10-03-2019 for violation of confidentiality

  • Masonian: Banned for six months. Please see https://forum.audiogames.net/post/465356/#p465356 for details.

  • sediment: permabanned on September 23 for three separate instances of personally attacking other users, and then using an alternate account to attempt to skirt the ban.

  • tmstuff000: banned on 2019-4-5 for 60 days on account of promotion of piracy and license violation

  • Crazygamer, banned on 4-20-2019 for thread necromancy, personal attacks, and multiple accounts

  • fighter2005, banned on 6-3-2019 for distribution of games using unauthorized sourcecode and assets

  • Drake_Hollis, banned on 7-12-2019 for 60 days for distribution of games using unauthorized sourcecode and assets

  • Jaidon of the Caribbean: Banned on October 14, 2019 for 90 days. Se post 3 in this topic.

  • audiogame: banned for 1 year and 6 months after a blatant disregard for rules, extended after creating another account to browse the forum

  • Frank Z: Banned permanently. Alt of audiogame

  • Deathstar (Moonwalker): banned for six months after repeated personal attacks and various other infractions

  • Jonikster Banned for six months. Please see posts 55 and 56.

  • Christian has been banned for one year due to repeatedly posting graphic sexual content.

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2019-04-04 21:26:59

Just a quick update before posts begin proper here, when a staff member creates a post detailing a punishment, they should definitely link to the topic in question where the punishment was originally given, to allow forumights to find more details and view the punishments in context.

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2019-04-05 15:31:56

I went ahead and banned tmstuff000 for 60 days. Offending post is #15, my reply is #17 over here

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2019-04-20 21:25:59

Crazygamer banned for personal attacks, thread necromancy and multiple accounts
[here

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2019-05-02 14:55:47

fighter2005, more information here

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2019-05-26 12:02:24

Simter,  for actions in this topic.

In meinem Fernseher ist ein Hund. Er heißt Fritz.

2019-05-29 07:27:23

Bopitmaster34 gets a double warning for both a topic posted in New Releases plus a topic in General. Both have to do with cloning source code.

In meinem Fernseher ist ein Hund. Er heißt Fritz.

2019-06-02 17:23:00

Urh has a warning as of 2 June 2019 for personal attacks on another user.

Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1

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2019-06-03 14:59:32

fighter2005, has been permanently banned for continually attempting to distribute games using unauthorized source code. This is further exacerbated by the fact they short circuited the ban system by posting on behalf of Mahdi. I will be discussing with the moderation team to decide if this should be a 60 day ban, or stay permanent.

In meinem Fernseher ist ein Hund. Er heißt Fritz.

2019-06-05 01:33:13

Mahdi-Abede created another account, and as soon as I realized it, I banned it permanently with a message that only one account per individual is permitted. This did not and does not need consultation, as the user in question already has a ban applied, so creating new accounts in order to circumvent a ban isn't gonna fly.

Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1

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2019-06-09 20:59:58

As per the topic recently closed regarding Sudden Attack, the following has taken place on June 9, 2019:

Ironcross has a warning
IvanSoto has a warning
UltimateBlade has a warning
Audiogame will be discussed by the staff team regarding continued forum membership
UltimateBlade will be investigated in order to see any potential link to other accounts, and punished accordingly if sufficient proof is discovered

Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1

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2019-06-18 17:06:46

The account known as Lord has a permanent ban pending future developments. At this time, he is implicated as fighter2005, aka Bilal, who is someone already possessing a ban for distributing/supporting unauthorized forks of software.

In addition, TheGreatCarver has a warning as of June 17, 2019, for attempted character assassination against IvanSoto. This sort of behaviour takes grudge-holding to a whole new level.

Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1

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2019-06-28 17:03:45

June 28, 2019: Urh now has a second warning, this time for encouraging the spreading of unauthorized forks and mild personal attacks.

Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1

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2019-07-12 18:08:38

July 12, 2019.

Drake_Hollis has been banned for 60 days for attempting to pass a game off using unauthorized source code. the normal warning system was bypassed as this account appears to have been created for the soul purpose of attempting to release a game using TK's source code.

In meinem Fernseher ist ein Hund. Er heißt Fritz.

2019-07-15 01:24:28

July 14, 2019: Ethin was issued a warning for continuously badgering Je22 about their credentials. This is by far not the first time it's happened, and he's been cautioned before; should know better by now.

Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1

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2019-08-21 17:31:38

Cat was discovered to be an alt of Bilal/Lord, and was subsequently banned on August 21, 2019, at approximately 11:25 a.m.

Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1

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2019-08-25 01:16:18

August 24, 2019: RTT Entertainment was warned for requesting pirated materials.

In meinem Fernseher ist ein Hund. Er heißt Fritz.

2019-08-25 01:19:35

August 24, 2019: Stewie has received a warning for posting a link to a site providing pirated movies.

In meinem Fernseher ist ein Hund. Er heißt Fritz.

2019-08-28 03:19:21

Urh has another warning, as of August 27, 2019, for soliciting cracks. He was asking about a site he knows to possess a lot of cracks, and got two people to confirm its apparent safety for him. This denotes a desire to visit the site and very likely to use the cracks supposedly hosted there.

Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1

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2019-08-29 07:51:30

Brad has been warned on August 2th for posting a link to a site which contains pirated material.

In meinem Fernseher ist ein Hund. Er heißt Fritz.

2019-09-02 18:58:16

Just gave Urh2006 his forth warning for indirect distribution of the killer. That is, a signature urging those interested to contact him on skype. Pasting my post here, can be found here

Cartertemm wrote:

I took this to list, and it seems as if a consensus was reached.
I will be invoking the community failure clause, no ban this time but a red alert of sorts. Now at this moment, there aren't any active warnings to speak of as they have all expired. However, seeing as urh2006 has been caught in blatant rule violation more than three times in the past couple months, including distribution of a project utilizing unauthorized code, we believe it fair to let this serve as a last warning. Were this July, with warnings still instated, it would have most likely been a ban. The fact that he wasn't directly providing a link to the game is proof within itself. Any further infraction will result in a ban, no questions asked no further considerations.

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2019-09-07 17:45:53

Marko has received a warning as of approximately 11:45 EST on September 7, 2019, for straight-up announcing that he downloaded GTA IV from a site well known for hosting pirated material. He did this even though he didn't have to announce where he got the game from, and was seeking help in turning the game sound to Italian.

Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1

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2019-09-09 00:06:21

The community failure clause is being invoked due to the actions of jonikster.
I refuse to give the topic anymore exposure than it already has, but needless to say you can find it if you look for it.
I can not stress this enough. Recording someone without their permission and then posting it is a huge no no. In various jurisdictions it can get someone in to legal trouble, and it is also just an extremely rude thing to do. I would also hazard to say that jonikster's actions could border on harassment. I'm unsure if the person in question is a member of this forum, but this is conduct that we just won't tolerate.
I'd also like to remind everyone that the primary language on this forum is English. There is no reason to write a topic, and then write it all over again translated in to a  second language.
jonikster will be receiving a double warning which will stay in effect for six months. Any further actions like this, and a ban will go in to play.

In meinem Fernseher ist ein Hund. Er heißt Fritz.

2019-09-11 06:35:20

September 11, 2019: juan reina has received a warning for attemting to distribute audio game cracks via PM's. for the record a PM was forwarded to a member of staff, and we are not able to read your PM's. Please however don't think that this gives you open season to abuse the system.

In meinem Fernseher ist ein Hund. Er heißt Fritz.

2019-09-21 01:32:38

Omer on September 20, 2019 for personal attacks.
https://forum.audiogames.net/post/462905/#p462905

In meinem Fernseher ist ein Hund. Er heißt Fritz.