WAAPT Disciplinary Policy

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WAAPT's Disciplinary Policy is listed here.

Being A Jerk

  • What constitutes being a jerk?

Anything including but not limited to harassment, direct/indirect insulting of the people here (Which would include passive-aggressive sniping), wiki vandalism (Whether this wiki or the WAAPT trope pages on TVT), and willful defiance of Every's Essay and the Tone Essay in general, and the more meta portions in particular.

  • What happens if I am a jerk?

You will be told you are being a jerk. If you continue being a jerk after being warned by the mods to stop repeatedly, including with three-day mini-bans, you will be barred from the community.

  • And then what?

Banning is temporary, with an eye towards returning you to the community after the banning period is over, provided you understand why you were a jerk and take steps to ensure that you won't do it again. The first bannable transgression (Following any mini-bans of about three days) will have you suspended for a week, the second for about two weeks, and third for about two months. If you continue to be a jerk during a ban period, or return to the community and resume being a jerk after all these previous temp bannings, the ban will be made permanent and you will be completely barred from WAAPT indefinitely.

As an addendum, the mods reserve the right to skip straight to permaban at any time for extreme cases of rulebreaking.

  • I've been a jerk in the past. Am I going to be retroactively banned now?

No, because people have the ability to change and grow and you are hopefully not a jerk now.

  • Well, I am a jerk now. Can't I just claim I'm growing?

No, because while the growth process is important, allowing you to be a jerk is upsetting to other players, and draining for the mod team.

  • So what should I do if it turns out I'm a jerk? I really don't want to get banned.

The first time you are a jerk, it's easy enough to come back from it, provided you apologize to the people to whom you were a jerk, understand why you were a jerk, and don't make the same mistake again. Should you consistently be a jerk, as mentioned above the process will proceed to temp banning, and if that doesn't work, a full ban.

  • What if I feel like someone else is being a jerk? Can I be a jerk to them?

No. Talk to a mod about the actions of another player instead of taking things into your own hands.

Ban Appeal

  • I've been banned, can I repeal it?

Ban appeals are only for the two month temp ban (After about a month) and permabans, and are accepted at the discretion of the mods. They are contingent on good behavior, and any such bad incidents afterwards will lead to a permaban with no chance of appeal.