Finals and a whole bunch of other life stuff got in the way during the past week so I wasn't able to roll out these changes as soon as I would have liked, but here are the changes I've implemented since the last version of the R&R that I posted:
Pornography ban reduced to 8 points
Mods were more willing to give out warnings and felt apprehensive about giving out permanent bans due to the 16 point infraction being high. Reducing the infraction cost of Pornography means that mods are not so apprehensive about it and that the meaning of this rule does not get pushed due to lack of willingness to ban for it. Also, less drama from bannings is a good thing.
"Adbot" rule changed
There are now two separate infractions for advertising. The first one is for those users who advertise and then there's an infraction for adbots. It's unfair to treat regular members who advertise as an adbot.
Transactions rule changed
Added "Non-Nexon sanctioned NX transactions" to the list
Flooding rule slightly changed
Emphasized that those who make 3 or more blog posts in a 24 hour period is also flooding.
"One Rule" and rule-related stickies removed from the Funhouse
Yeah, you all knew this one was coming. Instead, the rules are now in the R&R for what is and is not allowed in the Funhouse.
Reported for X, Enjoy your Y remains
We have decided not to remove this. It's not funny no matter how many times its said.
This is a no go. The problem before was that users were never sure if they were BoS or allowed to come back once being banned and they had to go through several bannings before realizing that "Hey, you're BoS." So, as before where you were only BoS if I said you were, now you are BoS unless I say you're not. This removes confusion about the whole process. Also, probationary bannings leads to a lot of administrative overhead as we have to manage users differently to handle all of the additional rules that have to be put into place just for a user that couldn't follow those rules to begin with.
For moderators and regular users
Due to these rules not being official until today, I am extending warning week until next week. On Thursday, May 20, the rules will go into full force.