Originally Posted by Howe_zat
Thanks for that explanation, and I hope you do look into tweaking the rules a bit. I suppose that the main root of the argument here is how much power the mods should have to use their own discretion, as oppose to abiding by the letter of the infractions system. I'm inclined to think that the mods here are good enough to use their own judgement in the vast majority of cases, and the infractions sytem as it stands tends to restrict the solutions available to them.
I'm a big believer in the infraction system (particularly given the constant feedback regarding a lack of consistency we were getting from the community before we implemented it), but we will no doubt hit a few snags along the way before it's perfectly set up for us and the needs of this forum. We need to make sure the infraction options we have at our disposal cover every eventuality, and we essentially hamstrung ourselves in this instance as we had only one infraction description that clearly fit the offence but the points allocated to it were really meant for something else. The system will work a lot better as it evolves - to use an analogy, we've done the equivalent of making negligent homicide and murder the same crime with the same sentence. We're working on separating them to avoid this in future.