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    Default You will be infracted

    I visited another forum and I found this warning
    Forum Rules can be found HERE. You will be infracted or banned accordingly for breaking any of these rules!!
    I understand that being infracted must differ from being banned. What could "infracted" mean here? I could of course ask there, but I would also like to have the correctness of this usage commented on.

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    Default Re: You will be infracted

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I visited another forum and I found this warning

    I understand that being infracted must differ from being banned. What could "infracted" mean here? I could of course ask there, but I would also like to have the correctness of this usage commented on.
    I think I'll go there and break a rule so that I can find out what it's like to be infracted. I have no idea.

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    Default Re: You will be infracted

    *Not a teacher

    I think that the forum has a system similar to the warning system present on phpBB3. If you do something against the rules you are "infracted" by a moderator/administrator. Your warning level goes to, let's say, 20%. And so on until you reach 100% and you are banned.

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    Default Re: You will be infracted

    After my last post, I googled the warning you had quoted, and visited quite a few other sites (not just English language sites). The English on some of them is - how shall I put it? – interesting.

    It has been interesting, too, to look at the rules on some sites. On a few you can almost be keelhauled for failing to dot an i. I think I’ll stay here on usingenglish.

    Keelhauling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    ps. Note that I am now the proud possessor of a UE infraction (see top right, under 'Member Type'). I wrote that I wanted to know what it was like to be infracted, and my Fairy Barbmother granted my wish.
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    Default Re: You will be infracted

    You might infract, but you can not be "infracted."

    It's enough to give one an infarction.

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    Default Re: You will be infracted

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You might infract, but you can not be "infracted."
    I haven't infracted since my third birthday.
    It cleared the room.

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    Default Re: You will be infracted

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    ps. Note that I am now the proud possessor of a UE infraction (see top right, under 'Member Type'). I wrote that I wanted to know what it was like to be infracted, and my Fairy Barbmother granted my wish.
    I see nothing there, 5jj.

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    Default Re: You will be infracted

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I see nothing there, 5jj.
    Has my Fairy Barbmother arranged it so that only I can see it?

    it looks like this:

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    Default Re: You will be infracted

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Has my Fairy Barbmother arranged it so that only I can see it?

    it looks like this:

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    She probably has, since I don't see that!

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    Default Re: You will be infracted

    And I was so proud of it.

    Sigh.

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