Disciplinary Guidelines

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This document will outline the general procedure that Senate will follow for disciplinary action on the ShadowNET. With the exception of special cases, the progression along this track will require a majority of Senate 51% to agree on its necessity.

Disciplinary Process

Skipping any step in this process instead requires a 66% majority to ensure it is not a step taken lightly, with the exception of skipping from no action taken to permanent ban, which should be done with only the utmost care and with a complete, unanimous vote, including no abstentions.

First Step

  • Formal warning. The individual/s in question will be contacted and informed that they have a received a formal warning for their actions, and that further infractions will continue their progression along the disciplinary track. This warning can be appealed to Senate after two weeks from the date warning is given.</div>

Second Step

  • Three day ban & second warning. The individual/s in question will be contacted and given a second warning similar in terms to their first, in addition to a three day ban from all ShadowNET services, including the subreddit and discord server. This warning can be appealed to Senate after four weeks from the date the ban expires.</div>

Third Step

  • Two week ban & third warning. The individual/s in question will be contacted and given a third warning similar in terms to their first and second, in addition to a two week ban from all ShadowNET services, including the subreddit and discord server. This warning can be appealed to Senate after six weeks from the date the ban expires.</div>

Final Step

  • Indefinite ban from all ShadowNET services, including the subreddit and discord server. This can be appealed to Senate after three months from the date of the ban, but if the appeal is accepted, the individual in question shall keep their three warnings from the first steps unless appealed individually, ensuring a probationary period is maintained until they can prove that they’re fit to stay in the community.</div>

Appeal Process

Warnings no longer time out automatically after two weeks. In order to have a warning removed from your record, you must fill out a form including what’s being appealed, the date of the warning, and why you believe the warning should be removed.

A 51% majority vote from Senate is required to have the warning removed. If the appeal is denied, the individual appealing the warning must wait one more interval of the time required to wait after the initial infraction to appeal again (14 days for first warning, 28 for second, 42 for third, and 90 for indefinite.) Appealing an indefinite ban requires a 66% majority.

Appeals must be made one at a time, with at least one week between appeals, even if the individual timer for each warning has elapsed.