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Why constant reminder to "View your Warnings" after they have expired?

212 35 July 13, 2017 at 11:59 AM
I got a zero point friendly warning 1.5 years ago that expired after 30 days, yet for every post I do I see a prominent link to "View your Warnings" in the upper right corner of the post. Is this really needed? I can understand if you still have active warnings, but should a single warning result in never expiring reminder?

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Anyone have an answer to this? I, too, have a "friendly" warning from Nov 2017 that still bugs me on every post of mine saying to "view your warnings". I have. Now, I'd like that to go away.

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Hi,

That little red reminder is only visible to you, no one else sees that.
It does stay there forever.
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I guess this is more of a feature request then because the current design makes zero sense.
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It's simply another unfriendly feature here.
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I guess this is more of a feature request then because the current design makes zero sense.
Our warning system is to help teach members more than punish.

We don't just ban right off for most offenses. We hope that a warning (sometimes it's a friendly message through the same system) helps the member learn what is not accepted here and then have a nice long stay with us.

The red note is a little reminder to play nicely and follow the rules when posting on the site.
It is also tied to the system that let's mods know who has warnings and how many warnings they have received. We do need to keep track of them and the member should too.

Almost ALL of us have had a warning in the past. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in a debate or a joke and step over the line, the reminders help avoid having it be a habitual thing.
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Having the warning thing there when you have no active warnings is negative.
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Our warning system is to help teach members more than punish.

We don't just ban right off for most offenses. We hope that a warning (sometimes it's a friendly message through the same system) helps the member learn what is not accepted here and then have a nice long stay with us.

The red note is a little reminder to play nicely and follow the rules when posting on the site.
It is also tied to the system that let's mods know who has warnings and how many warnings they have received. We do need to keep track of them and the member should too.

Almost ALL of us have had a warning in the past. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in a debate or a joke and step over the line, the reminders help avoid having it be a habitual thing.
Actually, for me the constant reminder just serves as a motivation to never participate in the forums again, and I suspect others may feel similarly.

The irony is that my warning was because I created more than one account (it was a long time ago but I think I had lost my password or something), and the permanence of the warning reminder only acts as encouragement to create yet another account.
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Actually, for me the constant reminder just serves as a motivation to never participate in the forums again, and I suspect others may feel similarly.

The irony is that my warning was because I created more than one account (it was a long time ago but I think I had lost my password or something), and the permanence of the warning only acts as further encouragement to create yet another account.
I am sorry that you feel that way.
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Wow, I didn't even realize there's a warning message there. Always thought it was just another ad, never bothered to click on it cause I didn't want to get infected. Maybe shorten the message and make it red, bold, and blinking.
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Add my vote to those who are annoyed that once you have a warning of any kind, even friendly, the "View Your Warnings" never goes away.

Kind of like that Scarlet Letter novel I read as a kid. I feel branded for life as a 2nd class citizen when my crime was a friendly no points one.

I just hope you consider changing this on a future release.
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It's not really like the Scarlet Letter though, because only you can see it Smilie
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