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What is meant by infraction?

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  • 03-11-2008 6:25pm
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    Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 35,453 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    When a post gets a red card, why does the text say 'Received Infraction'?
    An infraction is an offence, not a punishment. Shouldn't it be 'received sanction' or something?
    Post edited by Shield on


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,558 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dades


    I would imagine the idea is that an 'infraction' is added to your profile.

    i.e. Your boards 'criminal record' now lists, among your offenses, an infraction.

    </keith duffy>


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,584 CMod ✭✭✭✭Steve


    ...as opposed to an infarction which is what most users seem to get following an infraction.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 24,056 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sully


    When a post gets a red card, why does the text say 'Received Infraction'?
    An infraction is an offence, not a punishment. Shouldn't it be 'received sanction' or something?

    An infraction isn't usually a punishment - its just a strong word of warning to cop yourself on as such. The Yellow card is a more gentle approach but has no affect bar being recorded.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 690 ✭✭✭VH


    An infraction is a noun, meaning a violation or infringement of a law or agreement. (Oxford)

    In my opinion pickarooney is correct, and his suggestion of an alternative is better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,919 ✭✭✭Bob the Builder


    PhpBB has a similar feature, just that its called a 'warning'. I'm happy with relating an infraction to a warning.


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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 25,868 Mod ✭✭✭✭Doctor DooM


    nevf wrote: »
    PhpBB has a similar feature, just that its called a 'warning'. I'm happy with relating an infraction to a warning.

    The weaker infraction is called a warning. I guess they called the more serious one an infraction because "warninger" would have sounded silly.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 35,453 Mod ✭✭✭✭pickarooney


    SDooM wrote: »
    The weaker infraction is called a warning. I guess they called the more serious one an infraction because "warninger" would have sounded silly.

    I dunno, I'd certainly try a pint.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,584 CMod ✭✭✭✭Steve


    I dunno, I'd certainly try a pint.
    You're thinking of 'erdinger' - different stuff altogether...:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,817 ✭✭✭✭Dord


    SteveC wrote: »
    You're thinking of 'erdinger' - different stuff altogether...:D

    Aye but maybe it's nicer. :pac:


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