Originally Posted by aweir
So anyway...what is a serious infraction? If I reach my arm across the internet and slap someone's face, is that considered serious? Or if I say something that might open the holy gates of hell and somehow creates such a heavy load on the server that it crashes the site? Potty mouth?
Gotta keep the professionalism level up because you never know how many potential advertisers might be turned away and that means lost revenue?
I feel as though I just got trolled on the thread concerning the infraction system.
Overclock.net is the product of hard work by all its members to be a friendly and informative resource. This is not just for the people that have already signed on to the OCN family, but prospective members as well. By having inappropriate posts (flaming, fanboy, trolling, derogatory or just plain stupid) it is effectively lowering our credibility as a whole. There are many members here that are an amazing wealth of knowledge, there are some that have learned from those people (myself being the latter) and try to help out in the few ways they can. Its everyone's responsibility to continue this sort of culture that has been introduced and maintained through adhering to the professionalism initiative.
As to the snide remark concerning revenue, I'm more than happy to create posts that may increase traffic to this site. I'm more than willing to put money into admin's pocket. Why? Because of all the good things he's done to give back. Go read the Syrillian donation thread and you'll know why a level of professionalism, which turns into increased traffic, which turns into increased revenue, leads to greater good for our members and mankind.