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Yellow cards/red cards?

05-02-2009, 03:30
Shows you how long I've been out of the game, but what exactly do yellow cards and red cards mean in Jolt parlance?

You kids and your new vernacular. :tongue:
05-02-2009, 04:39
Here you go:

It's in the Guide at the top of the forum, but not in the OSRS -- it's a bit of a work in progress.

A yellow card is a ... cut it out, pull your head in, cool it, play nice, think it over, you know better -- a mild warning. It leaves no permanent trace.

A red card is a SARZONIA, CUT IT OUT! NOW! A Quit flaming! A You're on the edge! A Watch it, mister! A This is banworthy -- last chance! It's a more serious warning. It leaves a permanent one-point marker on your Jolt record.

There's also a 24-hour ban option on the Jolt system that adds three points to your Jolt tally.

Why I use it: it can be seen by any other mod, there's a running tally, the system demands I explain myself when giving the infraction, it supports hot-links and it makes an automatic "Sent PM" record. All this creates a paper-trail, which means accountability of both mods and players. It also helps my scatty memory.

Why I sometimes don't use it: It's occasionally a bit mechanical. Sometimes words or a private TG work better. And a newcomer may be a lot more horrified than the occasion warrants.

EDIT: I may have misunderstood the question. If it's actually about points: they show up when you go to your Jolt account page (click on your name, top right) and click on Infractions. The Jolt admins said there's no automatic upper limit -- ie, you don't get the boot when you reach a certain number -- but you'd be unlikely to survive long enough to get a high points count anyway.
05-02-2009, 06:08
Ah, I get you now.

I might have thought a yellow card was an official warning while a red card was an actual ban (since red cards in football mean a player's sent off for the rest of the match and suspended for the next one).