This thread helps the hosts keep track of banned players for the mafia games. People get added to this list by breaking the rules of the mafia game they were playing in, usually by going inactive, or otherwise ruining the game.
Consequences of being on the Ban List
Hosts can choose to follow the Ban List or not at their own discretion. If they are following the Ban List, then players who are listed as banned will not be allowed to sign up for that game.
There are three categories of punishments: semi-permanent bans, punishments following the Banned Game Count, and warnings.
Semi-permanent bans happen after especially egregious actions in games, such as threatening to ruin the game. Expect these punishments to last months if not years. If you get removed from this, your Banned Game Count will be artificially inflated.
The Banned Game Count applies to most modkills (including modkills for inactivity) and is calculated as follows: 2N - 1 where N = the number of times you have been banned. So the first time you get banned, your count is 1. The second time, your Count is 3. If you are modkilled for going inactive in 2 games at once, your Banned Game Count will be calculated as if you were modkilled in one game, but you will receive a warning upon being taken off the Ban List . We reserve the right to artificially inflate your Banned Game Count based upon conduct not meriting a semi-permanent ban, but also not meriting a standard ban.
Warnings are generally given out if the host is trying to be nice, or your conduct doesn't quite meet what they think is ban-worthy. Each warning you get adds 1 to your Banned Game Count the next time you are banned. Generally hosts are less likely to give you leniency if you already have a warning. You can be removed from the warning list after playing 3 games with no action taken against you.
How to get removed from the Ban List
If you are semi-permanently banned, post here and your ban will be discussed.
If you are not semi-permanently banned, you must sit out a number of games equal to your Banned Game Count. You may sit out any game which is hosted on this forum unless the host of that game says otherwise (which usually happens in games which are over very quickly). Not playing in a game is not the same as sitting it out.
To sit out a game, you must do these two things during the signups of that game (assuming you are not currently sitting out a different game and the game in which you were banned has finished):
1. PM the host of the game you are sitting out saying you are sitting out that game.
2. Post here that you are sitting out that game.
If you cannot point me to a post or PM clearly stating "I am sitting out XYZ Mafia," you are not sitting out that game.
I will note that you are sitting out that game once it starts. At the end of that game, your Banned Game Count will be reduced by 1 and you will be removed if if is 0. You cannot sit out two games which run concurrently. Your name will be added to the "People taken off the list" category so I can keep track of you in case you are banned again in the future. You cannot play in other games which follow the Ban List until the last game in which you are sitting out has finished.
PM Me when the game you are sitting out is over so I can remove the ban
What to do if you have a problem with your ban
First talk to the moderator who modkilled you and asked for a ban in the first place. Try to explain to them why the punishment is incorrect in your situation. If that does not work, post the situation here. I will not make decisions about bans by other hosts via PM. Anyone can give their opinion in these situations.
What to do if there is a mistake on the list
If I forget to update that you are sitting out a game or if I forget to remove you from the list, or if I make any other mistake regarding this list, please send me a PM or post here and I will fix the situation as soon as possible. My apologies in advance if this happens.
I am an arbitrator and mediator. I keep track of the collective decisions of the mafia forum members in general and the hosts of the game in particular. This is an open environment moderation-wise. I will post my opinions on most issues, but what I say is not the final word. Feel free to chime in and give your opinion. Please PM me or post your problem here so everyone can discuss it. In the end, I will try to honor what the host decides, if it is within reason. However if I make a "final call" it is final, please appeal final calls through PMs. It is within my power to deny any ban. The final goal being to create a community where everyone can enjoy mafia,.
Rules for this thread
If you are not a host or cohost, please do not request bans for anyone without PMing me first.
If you are a host requesting bans, PM me to let me know you've requested bans so I don't neglect to notice for a week or something.
If I tell you to stop discussing a topic in a ban discussion, you drop it. I don't care what your opinion on the relevance of the subject is, you drop it. Similarly, if I tell you to stop spamming the ban list thread, you stop.
This is hollowed ground gentelmen and ladies, you will not flame you will not shit post and you will not misbehave. TL Bans *will* result if necessary.
The host of your game has the first say on what happens in your game. If you have a problem with how your game is being run or how another player is treating you in that game, talk to the host first. You should only come here if you cannot resolve the situation by talking to the host of your game.
+ Show Spoiler [Complete Ban List] +
+ Show Spoiler [Semi-permanent bans] +
Showtime! aka Best[alive]
more_minerals aka triflejack
laguerta aka dessx
+ Show Spoiler [People taken off the list] +
+ Show Spoiler [Warnings] +