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
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.
Talpaiute has a warning for suggesting a cracked version of Office2016
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.
Talpaiute: banned on 09/01/2020 on account of posting cracked content and attempting to skirt the filters
Deathstar, banned for a year by way of the community failure clause for definite insensitivity, and borderline victim-blaming
Simter: Banned for a year as of 10/31/2020 for violating his watch via bad faith arguments, ban extended indefinitely as of February 12, see below
Andy_The_Blindy: Banned indefinitely for being discovered as an alt of Simter
Morse: banned for 90 days on January 31, 2021 for trolling
DarknessKing: Banned on February 13, 2021 for a year for being an alt and gaining access to unauthorized account and email information