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4ev
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The rules on the forums have changed a lot since when I used to frequent them. I no longer see anything mentioning when a player finally gets banned from the forums.

I feel this lack of repercussions has led to a certain degradation in general posts, and an increase in the amount of trolling/bait in the forums in general. Back when I played, only specialist forums such as the HLF had such lax rules, and that was because around 5 Jmods frequented them on the daily.

Now I feel it's all gone downhill because people aren't able to handle their freedom appropriately. Don't get me wrong, there are good forumers still, but it only takes 1 or 2 people (often with many alts) to paint a poor picture of the runescape community on these forums.

If something could be done about these trouble makers, that would be great, because reporting only seems to get the immediate problems taken care of, and there's never any permanent repercussions like forum bans.

Thanks for reading. Hoping that I am just overthinking this and players still do get a limited amount of warnings followed by a firm ban.
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If you find yourself reporting the same user over and over, you can always make note of that in your next report on Forum Help.
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18-Feb-2019 06:48:12

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Warnings are still very much issued and very often work wonders. I appreciate where you are coming from though, and we certainly do have a small, notorious minority who largely disregards both warnings, temporary and permanent bans. These people are watched, and will be actioned. I am sorry to hear you feel as though more things slip through; that is certainly not how we want things to be. Please do not hesitate reporting things on Forum Help for us to check!
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18-Feb-2019 10:31:59 - Last edited on 18-Feb-2019 10:39:29 by Mexk

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If you have to report someone many many times to the Forum Help thread keep a note of the page number and add it to your new report. This gives the F-Mods something to work with and can then take it to Jagex.

Also when someone is removed from the Forums the F-Mods will say so and they then know they are gone. Well until Jagex review their recent actions.

It's not all lost. There are things You can do and things the F-Mods can do.

Hope that helps.

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18-Feb-2019 10:32:40 - Last edited on 18-Feb-2019 10:33:18 by Tuffty

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15-Mar-2019 04:11:21

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15-Mar-2019 04:59:36

Miu

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Mexk said:
These people are watched, and will be actioned.
Will be actioned when? By the time someone gets a permanent forum ban, they've already been ban evading with three alts and shitting up the forums, and several months go by before those alts are actioned or fmods even figure out they're ban evasion alts in the first place.

Seriously, the forums aren't that populated, that there's a few repeat trolls known to fmods and the community alike means that fmods aren't doing their jobs. If you want to foster community growth, then action has to be taken. If you're going to let people be assholes nonstop with impunity, then:

1. new people aren't going to join the forums
2. existing forum users will leave
3. people will see the trolls go unpunished, and join in

The longer this takes, the more the forum becomes a playground for trolls more than a place for the community to discuss ideas.

It's been literally YEARS and trolls have only been emboldened. I've seen more users get in trouble for reacting to obvious trolls than the trolls themselves being punished. You think anyone wants to participate in that kind of environment?
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15-Mar-2019 05:46:23

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I agree that well known trolls are treated far too leniently by the FMods, because the guidelines given to them by Jagex are not strict enough in these circumstances.

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15-Mar-2019 06:55:48

Draco Burnz
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Miu said:
It's been literally YEARS and trolls have only been emboldened. I've seen more users get in trouble for reacting to obvious trolls than the trolls themselves being punished. You think anyone wants to participate in that kind of environment?


If they didnt, why is the forums still somewhat active?
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