OK, I just receive the following infraction:
You have received an infraction at HotUKDeals Forum.
Reason: Inappropriate Language
Abuse of the word filter may result in a ban.
This infraction is worth 1 point(s) and may result in restricted access until it expires. Serious infractions will never expire.
What a ****er !!
Have you informed admin as they should be able to see if the ip address attached to his user id is attached to any others as you can be sure he is still about.
Just a thought have you contacted your local PO depot to see if they are holding any packages?
All the best,
Although I have no problem in receiving this slap on the wrist for: 'abuse of the word filter'.
What I do have a problem with is that I wasn't aware that you could receive this type of infraction. Thinking I may have missed something I decided to have a look at the forum rules.
First, I tried to have a look at the homepage, and nothing, information on the tagline but nothing about the rules. Strange I thought so I tried the following searches:
1. FORUM RULES: http://www.hotukdeals.com/search?action=search&keywords=forum+rules
2. "FORUM RULES": http://www.hotukdeals.com/search?action=search&keywords=%22forum+rules%22
Still nothing, I thought I would go to the advance search and search titles only:
1. FORUM RULES: http://www.hotukdeals.com/search?keywords=forum+rules&search_type=title_only&merchant_id=&merchant_search=&user_id=&user_search=&user_search_type=posts&threads_with=minimum&threads_with_number=&posts_from=6months&posts_from_option=newer&sort_results_by=Last+Posting+Date&sort_results_option=DESC&temp_min=&temp_max=&advanced_search=Search+Now
2. "FORUM RULES": http://www.hotukdeals.com/search?keywords=%22FORUM+RULES%22&search_type=title_only&merchant_id=&merchant_search=&user_id=&user_search=&user_search_type=posts&threads_with=minimum&threads_with_number=&posts_from=6months&posts_from_option=newer&sort_results_by=Last+Posting+Date&sort_results_option=DESC&temp_min=&temp_max=&advanced_search=Search+Now
Stunned that I couldn't find anything, I decided to see if there was any information about posting replys when you clicked on "post a reply" in a thread still nothing.
After feeling frustrated I presumed that they would be availible if I tried to register as a new user, so I finally found them and after reading I was left a bit confussed. They state:
Profanities, Foul Language, Rudeness:
There is a word filter in place to help remove profanities from posts.
Anyone attempting to get round the word filter by any means may face a ban.
Rude posts or images are also not acceptable and will be deleted without warning at the discretion of Admin and Moderators.
Please be polite to your fellow members at all times
I am sure I did not infringe point 1, as I did not try to get around it. I don't think I could have infringed point 2 as the post wasn't deleted. Point 3 I was trying to help a fellow member and I new the inappropriate word would be blocked, and I was trying to show him some support.
Anyway after reading the above rules, I am still confussed how I broke them as they do not state that abuse of the word filter would be banned, except for point 1 which a presume means you can't do stuff like: t.h.i.s.
Anyway I am happy to take my slap on the wrist, but I suggest that the rules be altered to remove any contridiction. I would also like a link to be placed on the homepage so it is easy for members to refer to them, so there will be no need for anymore infractions.
PS, please can you make it possible to quote text in the first post as this would have read alot better, lol.
PPS, there is no topic for this type of post, unless of course you think its nonsense, lol.
PPPS, It would also be nice to be able to preview the post before submitting.