# Mod Rules Established by N3X15 - 01/18/11 @ 12:12 AM CET
We've made a huge overhaul to our moderator and administrator rules and regulations. Namely, we created some where none existed before.
The changes you'll notice immediately are:
- 4chan style posts are allowed in /b/, but not elsewhere. This should make it easier for new users to adapt to 7chan without getting banned.
- We now take a warn-then-ban approach, meaning the first offense receives a 1-day ban as a warning, and then bans afterwards become full-length. Again, this is to make assimilation of new users easier.
- Modposts will be less frequent.
- Many ban types and durations have also been standardized, and ban reasons should be a little more descriptive (so it's easier to process appeals, and so you know what you did wrong).
Many other internal regulations are also present, such as establishing a more defined chain of command, and getting Steve (our current codemonkey) to maintain a presence on IRC until we can find a decent bugtracker for Kusaba issues.
These changes have been brought on by a realization that our previous, chaotic method of moderation was not working, and that to continue expanding in a stable, efficient way, we had to lay down some rules.
Right now, the transition is a little rocky, with a few moderators handing in their guns and badges, and we're still bickering over a few minor details, but in the long run, this should make 7chan better than ever.