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#353629 - 07/09/12 09:53 PM Punishment for breaking the rules.....
VaGunTrader Offline
The Dictator

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3927
Loc: Dinwiddie County Va
City or County: Sutherland - 23885
Something minor for first time offenders will be receiving a verbal "heads up".

SHOUT BOX:
1st offense- 24 hour ban from the shout box
2nd- 1 week ban from shout box
3rd- 1 month ban from shout box
4th- no more shout box...ever.
But this depends on how bad your actions are in the shout box. If they are bad enough you may receive a "time out" or you will be banned.

POSTS:
1st offense- 24 hour "time out" from the entire website.
2nd- 1 week "time out"
3rd- 1 month "time out"
4th- Banned forever
And as with the shout box if you really mess up you could be banned.

HOW TO GET BANNED FOREVER REALLY QUICK:
You may not receive a second chance if you are on here

- threatening members
- attempting to cheat or defraud
- doing anything illegal
- arguing with the moderators or administrators
- multiple negative feedback from other members due to not following through with agreed transactions
But not limited to just the above.

This is subject to change or be updated.
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#480762 - 02/17/13 09:01 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
clp Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 02/10/13
Posts: 4
Loc: VA
City or County: Orange
^^^

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#480769 - 02/17/13 09:08 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: clp]
dbva Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 12/05/08
Posts: 177
Loc: Springfield, 22150
City or County: Fairfax

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Edited by dbva (02/18/13 02:12 PM)

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#488828 - 02/28/13 08:48 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
66shooter Offline
Single barrel

Registered: 05/03/09
Posts: 37
Loc: va
City or County: suffolk
My 1st time and it's been more than a week.

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#491707 - 03/04/13 08:42 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
JackMcd Offline
Marksman

Registered: 03/14/12
Posts: 237
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Stafford
I got banned for a week for listing "multiple firearms at once". It was two different guns!!! And, all my listings / posts were removed. I've done a lot of honest business on this sight. Still not sure what I did wrong!?!?
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#493228 - 03/06/13 08:47 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
Jim_I Offline
Swampman

Registered: 12/01/12
Posts: 21
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Warren County
Okay, been punished. Supposed to be allowed back at 5:01 pm, Mar 6th. The only thing I can do so far is access this crap where I get to read about all the things I'm not supposed to do. After reading all this, I expect to get back on and see half the members banned for some or the other infraction. I did the time for my crime so let me back on. Don't tell me I'm banned for a week then not let me back on after the week is up.

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#495231 - 03/09/13 07:14 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
peterglenho Offline
Double barrel

Registered: 03/06/13
Posts: 75
Loc: Virginia
City or County: falls church
Ditto... apparently you cant sell multiple firearms on this site without a problem...most of the guys i have spoken to seem nice but whoever controls this is not making them seem very good...i guess instead of having multiple firearms in multiple conditions, you get tagged for lying and trying to con people lol... luckily i have had good luck with the patrons on this site and was able to make some good deals, im happy, and so is my girlfriend that i cant use it anymore lol... have a good one whoever's reading

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#496462 - 03/11/13 07:47 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
LaxBro4 Offline
Addicted

Registered: 05/17/11
Posts: 628
Loc: NOVA
City or County: Manassas City
Hey, I was put in "time out" for a week for "reposting". I've served the 1 week suspension but I have not been given full access to the site (For sale/trade forums, other member's profiles etc.) I understand this is a privately run website, and you can do whatever you want, but your rules clearly state that it is a one week "time out" I'm now going on 1 week and 1 day "time out" and it's a little unfair.

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#501118 - 03/18/13 06:04 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
LaxBro4 Offline
Addicted

Registered: 05/17/11
Posts: 628
Loc: NOVA
City or County: Manassas City
I'm currently on week TWO of my ONE week "time out" can anyone offer me an explanation as to why I get the "special" punishment not listed by the site?

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#501687 - 03/19/13 03:10 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: LaxBro4]
jmb_nova Offline
Gunnoisseur

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 3875
Loc: Fairfax, VA
City or County: Fairfax
Originally Posted By: LaxBro4
Hey, I was put in "time out" for a week for "reposting". I've served the 1 week suspension but I have not been given full access to the site (For sale/trade forums, other member's profiles etc.) I understand this is a privately run website, and you can do whatever you want, but your rules clearly state that it is a one week "time out" I'm now going on 1 week and 1 day "time out" and it's a little unfair.


You're fixed
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#501689 - 03/19/13 03:11 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
jmb_nova Offline
Gunnoisseur

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 3875
Loc: Fairfax, VA
City or County: Fairfax
If you guys have issues, PM me and I will run them down for you.

Patience everyone.
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#544554 - 06/02/13 11:24 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
pieceNOW Offline
Molon Labe

Registered: 04/08/13
Posts: 55
Loc: Hampton Roads
City or County: Norfolk
Originally Posted By: VaGunTrader


HOW TO GET BANNED FOREVER REALLY QUICK:
You may not receive a second chance if you are on here


- arguing with the moderators or administrators

Recently reported a user for price gouging. The user responded by telling me it wasn't a good reason to report someone. I told him I disagreed. An "argument" ensued and this user then began referring to himself as a moderator... How I am supposed to know who is a moderator and who isn't? If this is something that can get me banned quickly, shouldn't I be made aware of these persons not to argue with to avoid being banned?
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#548428 - 06/09/13 08:01 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: pieceNOW]
BobVA Offline
Site proctologist

Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 5697
Loc: Dale City, Virginia
City or County: Prince William
Originally Posted By: pieceNOW
Originally Posted By: VaGunTrader


HOW TO GET BANNED FOREVER REALLY QUICK:
You may not receive a second chance if you are on here


- arguing with the moderators or administrators

Recently reported a user for price gouging. The user responded by telling me it wasn't a good reason to report someone. I told him I disagreed. An "argument" ensued and this user then began referring to himself as a moderator... How I am supposed to know who is a moderator and who isn't? If this is something that can get me banned quickly, shouldn't I be made aware of these persons not to argue with to avoid being banned?


That's easy .... see the color of JMB_Nova and My screen names (light blue). That indicates a moderator. Red indicates an administrator.
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#548445 - 06/09/13 08:34 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
rromeo Offline
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Registered: 07/06/10
Posts: 1637
Loc: VA
City or County: Pulaski
Your names are the same color as anyone else. Only VAGT's name is different.
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#548490 - 06/09/13 09:27 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
the cwa Offline
MODERATLY MONITORING MODERATOR

Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 5303
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Prince George,23842
all the mod names have always looked light blue to me.
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If you were a hotdog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?

HEY, we all know that the moon is not made of green cheese. but what if it was made of barbecue spare ribs, would you eat it then?

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#551329 - 06/14/13 11:43 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: the cwa]
ktyhawk Offline
General Nuisance

Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 3403
Loc: New Kent
City or County: New Kent County
It depends on the forum color you use. I never saw any of the mods as light blue until I set my forum preferred stylesheet to BLUE DOOM. Then I could see who the mods were and I found out I was one... Wacky.

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#551369 - 06/15/13 02:43 AM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
the cwa Offline
MODERATLY MONITORING MODERATOR

Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 5303
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Prince George,23842
i just cycled through all the stylesheets, and the only one i saw an issue with is "VGT DARK". i could not see any difference between name colors on that one. all the others showed mods as light blue, at least on my computer.
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If you were a hotdog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?

HEY, we all know that the moon is not made of green cheese. but what if it was made of barbecue spare ribs, would you eat it then?

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#551602 - 06/15/13 01:44 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
TMVA Offline
VGT SWAT

Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 4063
Loc: Richmond west end
City or County: Henrico
I use and recommend "VGT Dark". All user names are light blue.
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#551618 - 06/15/13 02:18 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: TMVA]
the cwa Offline
MODERATLY MONITORING MODERATOR

Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 5303
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Prince George,23842
Originally Posted By: TMVA
I use and recommend "VGT Dark". All user names are light blue.


the problem with "VGT DARK" is that mod names don't stand out, and that is the easiest way to be identified. at least from what i've seen.
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If you were a hotdog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?

HEY, we all know that the moon is not made of green cheese. but what if it was made of barbecue spare ribs, would you eat it then?

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#600049 - 09/20/13 10:13 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
Colonfree Offline
Redacted

Registered: 10/02/11
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hampton
City or County: Hampton
Easiest way to not get banned, is don't be a douche bag to anyone. Read and understand the rules, then follow them.
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#661955 - 01/18/14 07:28 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
madsamoan Offline
Single barrel

Registered: 02/04/13
Posts: 35
Loc: va
City or County: fauquier
I have a question. If someone messages me do I HAVE!!!! to answer them back.

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#661992 - 01/18/14 08:32 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: madsamoan]
JG Offline
Tactical Tommy Commando

Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 2727
Loc: Tidewater/HamptonRoads area
City or County: Tidewater/HamptonRoads area
Originally Posted By: madsamoan
I have a question. If someone messages me do I HAVE!!!! to answer them back.


Common decency is encouraged, but not required - so, no you don't HAVE to respond. (Unless one of the friendly moderators messages you of course wink )

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#661995 - 01/18/14 08:35 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
Ratgun Offline
RATGUN APPROVED!!!!!

Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1222
Loc: VA
City or County: Vienna
Only if they're from me....
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#676617 - 02/11/14 06:46 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
Validar Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 10/23/13
Posts: 23
Loc: Va
City or County: Dumfries
Seems 10 days has turned into several months...

I've recently tried logging in only to find no change on my status.

Do the forums not allow admins to pre-select the number of days, or is this tracked by sticky notes?

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#676621 - 02/11/14 06:58 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
Validar Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 10/23/13
Posts: 23
Loc: Va
City or County: Dumfries
All fixed, Thanks for the quick response.

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#694411 - 03/16/14 12:07 AM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
Tccurtis Offline
Double barrel

Registered: 08/17/13
Posts: 97
Loc: Va
City or County: Norfolk
I was punished for posting in the shotgun and riffle forums for buying a shotgun and a rifle then a moderator moved the rifle one into the over 200 dollar trade would have been nice to ask a question I was trading or paying cash depending on what the person wanted now I can't reply to others should only be a 24 hour ban but still an awful way to handle it I could have edited the post and removed the part about a trade for electronics makes more sense or post on my topic saying please clarify or post gets moved deleted

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#694437 - 03/16/14 03:45 AM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
Ratgun Offline
RATGUN APPROVED!!!!!

Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1222
Loc: VA
City or County: Vienna
You should be punished for horrible grammar AND punctuation (or lack thereof)





HUH?


WHAT?
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#694450 - 03/16/14 06:46 AM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: Tccurtis]
MP3Mogul Offline
VAGT Staff

Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 6243
Loc: Salem, Virginia
City or County: Salem
Originally Posted By: Tccurtis
I was punished for posting in the shotgun and riffle forums for buying a shotgun and a rifle then a moderator moved the rifle one into the over 200 dollar trade would have been nice to ask a question I was trading or paying cash depending on what the person wanted now I can't reply to others should only be a 24 hour ban but still an awful way to handle it I could have edited the post and removed the part about a trade for electronics makes more sense or post on my topic saying please clarify or post gets moved deleted


Trading a cell phone for a firearm does not belong in the firearm section, it belongs in the Trading Nonfirearm items for firearms. Your post was moved to the correct location, as you had no firearm to trade.
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#699637 - 03/25/14 08:54 AM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: Colonfree]
Dadcpu Offline
Potty Mouth Moderator

Registered: 01/11/10
Posts: 7810
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Henrico County
Originally Posted By: Colonfree
Easiest way to not get banned, is don't be a douche bag to anyone. Read and understand the rules, then follow them.


Pretty much sums it up, 99% of the members never see or hear from us because they do.
I am noticing that some are looking for loopholes in the rules and act accordingly siting "there isn't a rule that say's I can't".
Common sense plays a big role here. Spamming, Flooding the Shout Box etc inconveniencing other members and are also discouraged and arguing with a Moderator that "it isn't in the rules" is really a no brainer.
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#701494 - 03/28/14 02:28 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
BobVA Offline
Site proctologist

Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 5697
Loc: Dale City, Virginia
City or County: Prince William
For those who still don't know who the mods are, a recent change lists all of the moderators on the very bottom of the forum pages.

Scroll down and you will see them and can click on one to communicated with him if you desire.
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#736901 - 06/05/14 02:14 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
eaglefrq Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 196
Loc: VA
City or County: Fredericksburg
My time-out was supposed to be up on 6/1, but I am still in time-out for some reason.

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#737109 - 06/05/14 09:26 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: eaglefrq]
BobVA Offline
Site proctologist

Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 5697
Loc: Dale City, Virginia
City or County: Prince William
You have been released from timeout.
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#927696 - 07/27/15 12:55 AM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
highlandscot Offline
Does not suffer fools

Registered: 02/03/13
Posts: 1020
Loc: New Kent
City or County: New Kent County
Here are a couple of thoughts - if you have been given a time out or ban, READ THE RULES AND FOLLOW THEM. Also - the Mods, who are volunteers, are human too, so politely asking for something a couple of times is better then sounding annoyed or angry that an issue was not fixed quickly enough for you. If you just seem to keep getting in SB trouble, but want to use the site - you can turn it off....problem solved. If you treat everyone with dignity and respect you will be treated likewise.

Just my $0.02 worth
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#943231 - 09/03/15 07:21 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
OldBay Offline
Crabcakia Refugee

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 234
Loc: VA 22032
City or County: Burke/Fairfax
To steal a quote from one of my all time favorite movies,
"I got my mind right, boss"

If you'll have me, I'd like to come back home. I'll understand if the answer is no.
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#1072404 - 07/26/16 08:15 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
Jeff_smallmon Offline
Sayer of randomness in the shoutbox

Registered: 03/21/14
Posts: 754
Loc: Tidewater
City or County: Norfolk
I still wanna see my secret squirrel wrap sheet! Lol. My tinfoil hat too!
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#1148679 - 01/25/17 09:55 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
218albemarle Offline
Gun Accessory Guru

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Posts: 12647
Loc: King William 23086
City or County: Mechanicsville/Old Church
To the top my brutha
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#1166096 - 03/02/17 01:56 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
shootergdv Offline
Marksman

Registered: 07/08/10
Posts: 299
Loc: VA
City or County: Rustburg
Just got a message on the Sell that I had no permission to post ?
I did get in trouble once when I thought my ad was gone and reposted(turned out I had initially posted in another area!).
My bad. But I thought I was cool now.

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#1171792 - 03/14/17 11:02 AM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: shootergdv]
BobVA Offline
Site proctologist

Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 5697
Loc: Dale City, Virginia
City or County: Prince William
Originally Posted By: shootergdv
Just got a message on the Sell that I had no permission to post ?
I did get in trouble once when I thought my ad was gone and reposted(turned out I had initially posted in another area!).
My bad. But I thought I was cool now.


Your account has no restrictions. You will get that message if you try to bump and ad in less than 24 hrs.
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#1276673 - 11/08/17 11:58 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
TacoTuesday Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 12/19/16
Posts: 4
Loc: NOVA
City or County: Loudoun
time out?

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#1319924 - 02/17/18 12:04 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: TacoTuesday]
BobVA Offline
Site proctologist

Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 5697
Loc: Dale City, Virginia
City or County: Prince William
Originally Posted By: TacoTuesday
time out?


Timeouts are given for SB violations that disable the users access to the SB.

Site timeouts are also given for rules violations or when members do not respond the messages from Mods concerning an issue and limits the user to PMs only.

Bans on the other hand restrict users from accessing the site.
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#1715691 - 01/17/21 01:43 PM Re: Punishment for breaking the rules..... [Re: VaGunTrader]
nk02442 Offline
Double barrel

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 55
Loc: WA
City or County: Vancover
Hello, I haven't used the site in years but it looks like I cant see anything and when I click any of the stickys, it says access denied. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

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