This page serves as a guideline for banning users from Star Army. The purpose of the Star Army ban policy is to help create a consistent, uniform process for banning and ban removal of members.
These are also called “behavior bans” because they involve users behaving rudely.
The Terms of Service are the conditions under which we allow you to use the site. If you won't abide by the ToS, you don't get to use the site. It's that simple.
Underage users found to be lying about their age to meet Star Army's age restrictions will be banned until their 18th birthday, if it is known. In the case where a user is discovered to be 12 or under, their account will be deleted entirely, due to COPPA regulations.
Normal bans should last a week to a month, depending on severity of the infraction.
The point of a ban is to give you time to calm down and get your mind right.
Circumventing a ban (sneaking back in the site via proxies or something) and posting on the forums or chatrooms will cause a ban to be extended by six months. Don't do it.
NOTE: If you received a permanent ban prior to 2015 for a behavior issue and/or have been already banned for over a year, you can contact Wes to have your ban removed.
Bans may be limited to the part of the site where the violation took place. For example, staff may choose to ban a member from the chatroom but not the forum, or the forum but not the wiki. This is left to staff discretion.
Sometimes users who are off-topic (posting memes in an important discussion thread, etc) may be selectively banned from just that particular thread.
A permanent ban should only be issued for actions that cause serious harm to the website. These include, but are not limited to:
Note: Spam bots also get permanent bans and are reported to spam databases.
Any user with a permanent ban is considered “delete on sight.” If any admin or moderator discovers them attempting to return to the site, they are empowered to immediately take action without having to discuss action with the staff.
Bans can be appealed by emailing Wes, who will present the appeal to the site staff for a decision. Bans may only be appealed once in a three month period.