What is the seven day rule?
When a member is denied service from LiveWire, the user is not forever restricted from returning. We have no intention, and we make no effort, to forever banish a banned member from LiveWire. We welcome, in time, their return - but we also must have a system in place to ensure the user has some type of 'drawback' when they are denied service. Basically, allowing a user to return the very hour their account is denied service serves no purpose, so we had to come up with a system to combat that.
The system we've developed is the "seven day policy." What it basically does is allow for us to ban a member the second we notice their return if they fall within seven days of the last time they were denied service. For example, if you are banned on the 1st of May, and we notice on the 6th of May that you're on another LiveWire account, we are justified to immediately deny your account service, which will, in turn, begin the seven days over again. Needless to say, the best bet of those who find themselves to be denied service would be to simply wait the seven days following their initial denial of service. If we accidentally ban you after your seven days are up, you're encouraged to submit a Moderator Error Report.
It's important to note that there is an exception to this rule. The exception is that if we determine you to be a repeat offender, meaning we deny you service three separate times in three months, the seven day policy could be waved and extended by up to 2 weeks, plus the original time (a total of 21 days). This would mean that if an account is created before 21 days has elapsed, you will be denied service and the time period started anew. Again, this particular policy is only for repeat offenders, the every day common user would only face the seven day rule, not the extension.
Note: If you are one of the few users we believe poses a real and legitimate threat to our members (such as those who display sexually predatory behavior), you are not covered under the seven day policy (or the extension). Instead, you fall into the perma-ban category. Basically, you will forever be deemed a "ban-on-sight" member, and you will never be allowed to return.
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