• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Infraction ??

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I have searched but I cant find anything. Where is the "rule" on Forum infractions? How many is allowed? Do they ever get removed? How are they determined ?
 

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I thought this was a joke until I saw there is actually a Wiki page for infraction points. Perhaps not the most adult method of dealing with issues, but YMMV.

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I thought this was a joke until I saw there is actually a Wiki page for infraction points. Perhaps not the most adult method of dealing with issues, but YMMV.
I'm curious what your suggestion would be for a forum as large, as busy and with such varied personalities as are seen on here would be. Only until you see it from our perspective can you understand why it's done the way it is. But I would still be curious to hear what you have to say.

The reality is they provide a track record for member accounts. There's no need to search through emails or PM's for when you last dealt with that member. We also use it to ban people when they accumulate enough points. That way no one can be accused of being favorably banned over another.
 

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So if you don't see an infractions tab on your user profile does that mean you haven't had any? Or am I just not looking in the right place? I don't think I have any, but...hahaha
 

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So if you don't see an infractions tab on your user profile does that mean you haven't had any? Or am I just not looking in the right place? I don't think I have any, but...hahaha
I'm so glad you asked this question. I looked too and couldn't find any. It would break my heart if I had any. This site means so much to me. :)
 

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I can't imagine...

...how I'd feel if I accrued infractions after paying for an upgrade. This is like gaining points on your CSA score on your CMV license, after paying for education, citations and court fees, not to mention a good lawyer. Good way to track the mischievous meddlers. ;-)
 

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...how I'd feel if I accrued infractions after paying for an upgrade. This is like gaining points on your CSA score on your CMV license, after paying for education, citations and court fees, not to mention a good lawyer. Good way to track the mischievous meddlers. ;-)
The points expire, just like traffic citations. So they essentially become a reference for us when dealing with a member if they garner our attention again. And warnings don't carry any points but serve more of an official notice and event marker. The points can be a double-edged sword since they can expire causing the count never to make it to banned status (making members wonder why some problem children are still here).

Big forum; gotta be systematic about some things. It's not meant to be impersonal or ruthless.
 
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