Reputation and Infractions FAQs
I always see people saying "+rep". What is this?
What's "red rep"?
Reputation is that nifty row of tiny blocks which you see underneath your post count in each post you make. In a nutshell, rep is one of the ways other members give feedback to your post. Your rep bars can either be gray, green, or red.
For a more detailed discussion about rep, click here
Red rep is negative reputation. Red rep deducts points from the total positive (green) rep count of the recipient. Forum members can't give negative rep to another member (Duke+ used to be able to red-rep, but this privilege has since been taken away.What is a "warning" or "infraction"?
Only Admins, Representatives, Super Moderators, Moderators, and Historical Posters can give them now. Mods and Super Mods can't remove negative rep. Only Representatives and Admins can do that.
For more information, refer to the link included in the above question about "+rep".
An infraction (red) is a disciplinary action taken against you if you ever break a rule or misbehave [badly] in the forums.How does someone get suspended/banned?
A warning (yellow) is issued first to you if you're not a habitual rule-breaker or if it's not a very serious offense. A repeated offense may earn you an infraction.
Each infraction has an equivalent point depending on the degree of your offense. They can either be just one point, four, or even 100. Infraction points (excluding 100-point ones) expire after a period of time.
Who can give/lift infractions, suspensions, and bans?
Destructive behavior on the forums usually result in suspensions/bans. Infractions usually precede a suspension/ban. For instance, a four-point infraction suspends you for a day
, and a 100-point infraction bans
a user from the forums.
are temporary bans that can range from a day to a week, depending on the severity of the deed.
are permanent. Basically, it's the end of your forum account. Or as davemata
Originally Posted by davemata
Does an infraction decrease my positive rep count?
Admins, Representatives, SuperMods, and Mods can give you warnings/infractions. They can also remove/lift this if there had been a mistake or the reason for it is justifiable. This rarely happens though.
Do note that publicly discussing the disciplinary actions taken against you or another forum member is a no-no and may subject you to another infraction.
If you want to contest the infraction given you or if you have an issue with a certain moderator
, feel free to report him/her to Dawnseeker
No, unless a rep/admin manually deducts rep points from you alongside the given infraction.
Screenshots, Posting Images, and Avatars & Signatures FAQs
How do I take a screenshot?
How do I include an image in my post?
Follow AbstractAngel's very detailed instructions here
I want those cool avatars and sigs! Where do I get one?
AbstractAngel's guide and the posts that follow all give details on how to do it.
Upload your screenshot/image to any image hosting sites such as PhotoBucket or ImageShack.
When you have the [direct] URL of the image, do the following:
Originally Posted by Quantum Leap
I already have my own sig and avatar. How do I use them?
Just visit the Graphics, Signatures, and Avatars section
and ask for one in the Signature & Avatar Factory and/or one of the numerous shops (if you can't make your own threads yet), or start a new thread with a [REQUEST] prefix. Just ask politely, be patient, and your request will be granted.
You can follow SweetP's step-by-step instructions in this thread: Guide to uploading your Avatar and Signature
. If you're still having trouble uploading it, just post a question in that same thread; some frequent visitors of that section are always there to answer them.
Forum Leader FAQs
What are moderators and those other fancy-colored names?
Where do I apply to become a moderator?
Moderators are members who are given extra permissions to help keep the forum orderly. They are volunteers
and therefore do not get any monetary compensation from the company or anybody else. Their foremost duty is to keep the forums relatively spam-free and safe to make sure that all members will have a good forum experience. They can also answer questions and give advise on Evony-related matters.
They are hardworking individuals and are pretty cool once you get to know them. The least you could do is thank them for their efforts. (:
To get the list of current moderators and forum leaders, click here
To know the difference between mods, senior mods, reps, and admins, click here
What about those Historic Posters? Are they like mods too?
Previously, moderators were picked by the Evony staff based on their performance in the forums. They get an invitation via PM to join the team if they get chosen.
However, this has changed and regular forum members can now apply for the position by sending a PM to Dawnseeker here
Used to be called Forum Guides, Historic Posters are simply those who have contributed a lot to the community, are very knowledgeable, know their way around the forums, and who go out of their way to help other forum members. However, they do not have extra powers like those of a mod or someone higher.
For corrections/suggestions, PM me.
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