Although the majority of threads and reply's on CK5 come and go without much fanfare, some get off track, and some can get out of hand seemingly at the drop of a hat. There are already numerous places to find the community guidelines for CK5, so I expect you all should have a pretty good grasp of what is OK and what is not. I won't bore you by re-writing those guidelines here. The purpose of this thread is to inform everyone of the way these guidelines will be enforced. Up until recently threads have been closed, deleted or moved to the admin forum with no tangible consequences. Often, good and informative threads were ruined. For the last couple of weeks we have been hammering out a workable plan to try and turn this behavior around. If you make a personal attack, name calling etc etc. You will recieve your one and only warning via private message from one of the moderators. Non members will recieve an email notification, or a public warning if their email is 'hidden'. The warning will be logged in the admin forum, so that all the Mod's are aware. If, after being warned you stray too far from good behavior you will recieve a 3 day temporary ban from CK5. The next 'offense' will get you a 7 day pass, and if there is a next time the ban will become permanent. Our mandate is to make this a welcoming environment for new people as well as an enjoyable place to spend time and get great GM tech and info. The public fueds and bickering do nothing to promote this site or help it grow, that kind of thing keeps people from joining. A few members have already recieved warnings, and so far the response has been positive. Let's keep it that way. If you have any response, feedback or concerns feel free to reply. This thread will remain open and will be bumped to the top periodically, rather than making it 'Sticky'. Nobody reads 'sticky' posts anyways... Rene Edit by BadDog: Hope you don't mind, but I added an Icon to make it stand out more in the forum. I'll be out most of the day, so I just did it this way.