Welcome to the forum! 09/17/2017Please come in from the rain and sit by the fire! We're happy you found us and hope you will feel at home here.
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Please take a moment to read through these brief guidelines, and make sure to review the full community guidelines at some point.
Here is our warning system:
What will I get a warning for?
“Spamming - 5 Points
(Spamming, in this sense, is continued posts which have no value (either blank, or just nonsense) and don’t allow anyone else to have an effective discussion because your posts appear too frequently for anyone to follow anyone else’s conversation.)
Inappropriate Language - 5 points
(Swearing consistently, even after being asked to stop by another member because they find it offensive, or language which doesn’t fit with a thread, i.e. of a sexual nature when the thread isn’t marked as sensitive etc., or threatening language - at the discretion of WillowHope is she sees it or has had complaints about it.)
Abusive Behaviour - 10 points
(Threatening language consistently being used against a member or several members, continued disrespect of other people’s threads by spamming, using bad language, hi-jacking it in an inappropriate manner etc., abuse aimed at WillowHope in regards to a warning she has given you/action she has taken for any of the previous actions, abuse at a member who is trying to help you etc.)
For all of the above, all points will be taken away after 1 day of each separate incident.
Continued Abuse - 15 points
(If you have been warned for any of the above/several of the above and you continue to do any of them after your warning points/punishment has been removed.)
For ‘Continued Abuse’ points will be taken away after 3 days of each separate incident.
What happens when I get points?
Below 10 points – nothing happens.
(Maybe you made a mistake/you haven’t read the guidelines etc. but WillowHope will PM you to discuss it with you.
10 points – content has to be moderated for 1 day.
(WillowHope will have to approve any/all of your new content.)
15 points – content has to be moderated for 2 days, no posting for 1 day.
(You will not be allowed to post for 1 day, in the hope that you will calm down. WillowHope will then have to approve any/all of your new content the following day.)
20 points – content has to be moderated for 3 days, temporary suspension for 1 day.
(You will be temporarily suspended from Asperclick for 1 day in the hope that you will be able to calm down. WillowHope will then have to approve any/all of your new content for the following 2 days.)
25 points (or more) – content has to be moderated, temporary suspension until WillowHope resolves the issue via PM - stripped of any elevated status.
(You will be temporarily suspended from Asperclick until WillowHope has decided that you are fit to return without causing any more upset to other members. She may decide to approve your content in the first few days of your return. You will be stripped of any status you have gained (Honorary Member etc.) until WillowHope feels you deserve it again.)”
And as an extra point: If you have started to get really off topic in someone else’s thread, think about whether your ‘off topic’ topic is serious enough to open another thread to continue your discussion in, rather than taking everyone’s attention of someone else’s thread, where they might have actually needed help. If you’re all going off topic onto something silly, then maybe just try and get back on topic!