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Unmanned Spaceflight.com _ Important Announcements _ Notifications

Posted by: Astro0 Oct 18 2012, 12:34 PM

As can happen in any long running, popular forum, as membership and posts increase, moderation becomes much harder.
Our team is composed of avid space enthusiasts who all volunteer their time to cover the 24/7/365 environment of UMSF.

We all want to ensure that the Forum remains the place to be for "high level discourse" on unmanned spaceflight activities.
However, in the past year the cracks have been showing, with a noticeable decrease in the Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR).

In the past few months, the amount of moderation required has increased 100-fold and depsite numerous messages from the Admin team, some people continue to either breach the http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?act=boardrules or just openly defy the moderators instructions and continue posting in a manner contrary to the spirit of UMSF.

Unfortunately, this means that we need to get tougher on moderation matters and will not tolerate repeat offences.

To highlight this issue and in the interest of being open to our membership, from now on, the Admin team will be making notifications of any membership suspensions or deletions.
We will never name any persons and will only make note of the action taken and a brief reason for the decision.

Please be assured that we will be guided by our own Rules and Guidelines and as we always recommend, members new and old should review them every now and then.

We thank you for your continued support of UMSF and look forward to a much improved SNR.

Posted by: Astro0 Oct 18 2012, 12:37 PM

ACTION: A member's account was permanently deleted
REASON: Ongoing contribution to forum noise. Failure to take note of moderator advice. Repeated same offence over several weeks.

Posted by: Astro0 Oct 20 2012, 07:00 AM

ACTION: A member's account was put on an indefinite suspension.
REASON: Repeated breach of Rule 2.6. Failure to take note of moderator advice. Re-posting a deleted post after a moderator had removed it and informed them.

Posted by: Astro0 Nov 1 2012, 02:02 PM

ACTION: A member's account was suspended for two weeks.
REASON: Breach of Rule 1.3. Failure to take note of multiple administrator's messages.

Posted by: Astro0 Nov 6 2012, 01:04 AM

ACTION: A member's account was suspended indefinitely.
REASON: Breach Rule 2.1, 2.2, 2.4. Also for being deliberately confrontational and total failure to take note of a moderator's message.

Posted by: elakdawalla Nov 30 2012, 06:57 PM

ACTION: A member's account was suspended for two weeks.
REASON: Ignoring several warnings from moderators to cease behavior.

Posted by: Astro0 Dec 21 2012, 02:32 AM

ACTION: A member's account was suspended for one week.
REASON: Breach of Forum Rule 2.1

Posted by: Astro0 Jan 9 2013, 09:51 PM

ACTION: A member's account was put on an indefinite suspension.
REASON: Failure to take note of repeated directives from the Admin team.


Posted by: Astro0 Jan 24 2013, 04:58 AM

ACTION: A member's account was suspended for two weeks.
REASON: Several breaches of Forum Rules and Guidelines and not taking onboard Admin/Mod advice.

Posted by: Astro0 Feb 11 2013, 06:51 AM

ACTION: A member's account was indefinitely suspended.
REASON: Not taking heed of Admin/Mod advice (41., 4.2) and breach of rule 2.4 and 2.5

Posted by: Astro0 Mar 2 2013, 07:41 AM

ACTION: A member's account was indefinitely suspended.
REASON: Not taking heed of multiple Admin/Mod messages, unacceptable behavior and breaches of rules 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5

Posted by: Astro0 Nov 13 2014, 03:28 AM

ACTION: A member's account was suspended for two weeks
REASON: Not taking heed of multiple Admin/Mod messages, breach of rule 2.6

Posted by: Astro0 Jan 30 2015, 02:04 AM

ACTION: A member's account was suspended for two weeks
REASON: Rules and Guidelines: Section 4 applied.

Posted by: Astro0 May 11 2015, 11:19 PM

ACTION: A member's account was suspended indefinitely.

REASON: Ignoring several warnings from administrators to cease behaviour.

Posted by: Astro0 Jul 4 2015, 02:29 PM

ACTION: A member's account was suspended.
REASON: Did not agree with a moderation decision and asked to be removed.

Posted by: nprev Nov 3 2017, 08:44 AM

ACTION: A new member was permanently banned from the Forum.

REASON: Member started a thread and immediately posted a number of surface images of Mars in support of anomalist/crackpot claims in direct violation of rules 1.3, 1.9, and 2.4.

Posted by: nprev Nov 23 2017, 06:02 PM

ACTION: A member was suspended for two weeks.

REASON: Repeated violations of rule 1.3 after two warnings from a member of the admin/mod team.

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