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Infarction

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#1 Dailynh

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:22 PM

I read in one of the forums something about infarction points. What happens when you get an infarction point and how do you deal with it? Also, is there a limit to how many you can get?

#2 vart4riony

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:59 PM

you will be banned

#3 like an angel

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:31 AM

you get infraction points if you violate the rules of DC like plagiarism, copying other's concept, using mock-ups in logo contests...etc
you should read the rules very carefully & follow them to avoid infraction points..

If your points exceeded 100 points, you will get temporary pan till one of your infractions expire (infractions period & also how many you can get depending on what kind of offense you made & how many time you've made it).

If it happened and you received an infraction, you should be careful not to get another, & if you feel some how it's unfair, you can come & discuss this with admin or mods in (chat with mods) forum or through live chat.

Don't forget to check Knowledgebase - Powered by DesignContest.com to learn about all the rules & info you would need.

Hope that helps
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#4 Meowchi

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

Hello, @likeanangel... Is it possible for us to know if ever how many infraction points we have right now? Is it possible for us to check it personally? I learned (from Sharie) that I already have received 65 points of it, and so afraid to get banned after a mistakes of submitting in any cases, like for sometimes, unintentionally submitting entries that are the same with the previous entries submitted (just failed to check it though) :( I am a member for only a month and so afraid could get banned for some unintended mistakes... :(

#5 Turatskie

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

I also wanna how many infraction points I got right now... Is it possible?

#6 sharie

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

Turatskie you have 15 points right now. But as with the email I sent you, you need to decide what account to use yours or your girlfirends. We allow one account so please let me know very soon

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#7 Turatskie

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

Turatskie you have 15 points right now. But as with the email I sent you, you need to decide what account to use yours or your girlfirends. We allow one account so please let me know very soon



Do we have chances of using different computers from now on, is that possible of saving both accounts?

#8 sharie

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

you need to choose one account, this is very clear in our rules and guidelines

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#9 Meowchi

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

Sharie, if his account will be taken down now, the entry will be lost too, right?

The contest he's waiting was closed for hours... He's in rank 1 for a week or two... I'm afraid that, if he you take down his account now, everything will be gone... Like, what if the CH picks a winner sooner or later...?

The problem is, we still don't know who wins... The last thing we know, he rated the highest.. But there's no decisions yet.... Just wanna know -- if his account will be taken down now, the entry will be lost too? Or the entry will stay there even if the account was taken down?

Please answer...

#10 Meowchi

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:15 PM

you need to choose one account, this is very clear in our rules and guidelines


Sharie, it's okay now. You can take down his account and keep mine. We have already talked about it and came up to this... Thank you so much for all the help. GOD Bless you! :)

#11 sharie

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:48 PM

taken care of now

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#12 Pedro67

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:24 AM

Hi meowchi. I've received an infraction for a misunderstanding. The CH wanted his logo to be put also on business cards and trucks, so i've added a truck to my design, to explain better how and where I would have positioned the logo on it. But unfortunately, that design was retired and I've been booked... I've mailed this to the DC staff, but the infraction remained... They were inflexible... A bit too rigid, I suppose... :) Well, i re-submitted my logo without truck and it jumped at the 1st place... Bear Hugs to all and HappyEaster from Italy

#13 Rhetor

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

Hi,I've received an infraction because i've used a moke-up,what I need to know...there is a time period after this infraction can be erased or not? so...during this... my rating points cannont grow? my english is not to good so I hope I make myself understood :cool:

#14 Babba

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:59 PM

Rhetor,
rating points are going to grow according to your ratings in the contest. However, if designer makes more rule violation, those infraction point could or will reach the limit when designer goes to ban mode.
Do not worry for your infraction points (almost each designer makes at least one rule violation in his DC career), it will expire. But please be careful and pay attention to DC rules. If you need any help feel free to go on Live Chat, Chat with Mods or you can ask fellow designer in the forum.

#15 Raize

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Posted 10 March 2022 - 08:05 AM

Hello, I have received an infractions last day and the infractions reasons are saying 'same concept of another design' and once I check the design which they mentioned it's not like exactly same. I didn't see and not copy the design, If it's hight rated design we can see, but this design even not rated. So how we can check all the design entries before we submit, suppose if have entries are more than 500 or thousands. This is totally unfair.

Please try to remove this infractions.

 

And one more thing, I have seen from many contests, many designs are mostly same, If you have any doubt please check recent winner contests. 



#16 Babba

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Posted 10 March 2022 - 02:47 PM

Hello, I have received an infractions last day and the infractions reasons are saying 'same concept of another design' and once I check the design which they mentioned it's not like exactly same. I didn't see and not copy the design, If it's hight rated design we can see, but this design even not rated. So how we can check all the design entries before we submit, suppose if have entries are more than 500 or thousands. This is totally unfair.

Please try to remove this infractions.

 

And one more thing, I have seen from many contests, many designs are mostly same, If you have any doubt please check recent winner contests. 

 

Yes, designer needs to check entries before enters the contest no matter how many entries are there. When there are so many entries we do take in count that it is almost impossible to check all of them before entering, therefor we give minimum infraction and remove design (this is not referring when there is obvious copy of high rated designs - this one is serious violation). Most of removed entries are from reports.

Also, it depends if the concept is excepted or not. In your case concept was not expected, but since it was a bit overused concept and another design was not scored, we assumed you did not copy it so you were given minimum infraction for this violation.


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