Student or Learner
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.Forum Rules can be found HERE. You will be infracted or banned accordingly for breaking any of these rules!!
*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.
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.
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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.
Last edited by 5jj; 31-May-2011 at 22:06. Reason: ps added
You might infract, but you can not be "infracted."
It's enough to give one an infarction.
And I was so proud of it.