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==Moderating segments==
==Moderating segments==
Like any other user, VIPs can downvote segments. A segment downvoted by a VIP will not be shown to users anymore. VIPs can lock segments. Locked segments are indicated by a 🔒 (lock) in the [https://sb.ltn.fi/ data base explorer] and will take priority over non-locked segments with similar timestamps. Locked segments can only be changed by VIPs and all segments created by a VIP are locked by default.
VIP downvotes and upvotes have more power. Downvotes will remove segments immediately.


VIPs can also lock categories on videos to prevent future submissions for one or more categories. This is done to prevent future segments from having the same faults. For instance, if a video has a spoken introduction which people keep marking as an intro, then a VIP can lock the intro category so that mistake will no longer happen. Also, if a very popular video is being spammed with submissions and it already has all the required segments marked correctly, a VIP can lock all categories to prevent future submissions on that video. Also VIPs can use this to lock a popular video right after its release, so they can calmly create all segments without other segments loading.
VIP submitted or upvoted segments will be locked by default. These segments will always be shown instead of similarly timed but unlocked segments and can only be removed by other VIPs. In the [https://sb.ltn.fi/ database explorer], locked segments can be identified by a 🔒 (lock) icon next to the number of votes.
 
VIPs can also lock categories on videos to prevent future submissions for one or more categories and action types. This is typically done to prevent future submissions if there are no missing segments for that category and all existing segments are perfectly timed. Usually, Highlights and Filler are not locked as those categories are more subjective.


If you think a VIP has made a mistake, send a link to the video along with a brief explanation to the #incorrect-submissions channel in the [https://discord.gg/QnmVMpU discord].
If you think a VIP has made a mistake, send a link to the video along with a brief explanation to the #incorrect-submissions channel in the [https://discord.gg/QnmVMpU discord].


==Moderating users==
==Moderating users==
Users can be moderated in two ways: banning and warning.
Users can be moderated in two ways: bans and warnings.


Warnings are issued to users who make common mistakes when submitting segments. Upon trying to submit their next segment or voting on a segment they will receive a popup prompting them to ask about their warning on [https://discord.gg/QnmVMpU discord] or [https://matrix.to/#/+sponsorblock:ajay.app Matrix].
Warnings are issued to users who make common mistakes when submitting segments. Upon trying to submit their next segment or voting on a segment they will receive a popup prompting them to ask about their warning on [https://discord.gg/QnmVMpU discord] or [https://matrix.to/#/+sponsorblock:ajay.app Matrix].
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**Submitting segments to stop people from viewing creators.
**Submitting segments to stop people from viewing creators.
**Vandalizing a video by submitting many incorrect segments, making the video hard to watch.
**Vandalizing a video by submitting many incorrect segments, making the video hard to watch.
*Submitting segments that are consistently badly timed. If the segment degrades the [[Guidelines#Reduces_viewer_experience | viewer experience]] because it is badly timed, it shouldn't be there in the first place.
*Submitting segments that are consistently badly timed. If the segment degrades the [[Guidelines#Reduces_viewer_experience |viewer experience]] because it is badly timed, it shouldn't be there in the first place.
*Submitting segments for sponsors, intros, self-promos, etc. that do not exist.
*Submitting segments for sponsors, intros, self-promos, etc. that do not exist.
*Submitting incorrect segments that are absurdly long to try and farm saved time and skips.
*Submitting incorrect segments that are absurdly long to try and farm saved time and skips.
==Expectation of VIPs==
*VIPs are expected to only submit perfect segments, as they are excluded from the normal voting process.
*VIPs can help moderate videos and investigate potential abuse, if they have the time for it, but there is no expectation that they will.


==How can I become a VIP?==
==How can I become a VIP?==
===== Requirements: =====
*You should have been making consistently good segments for more than a month
*You should have a good understanding of how categories are supposed to be applied.
**Good grasp on any category you've made a submission in
*Your segments should be timed perfectly and follow the [[Advice_for_submitting | advanced submission tips]].
**Should not have any major mistakes that we would normally issue warnings for (See [[Guidelines]])
*You are careful with how you vote on other people's segments. VIP votes have much more weight to them.
===== How to show you meet the requirements: =====
*You should have saved other people a substantial amount of time across many segments.
*You should have a low percentage of ignored views and ignored submissions.
*You should have submitted many correct segments across various categories.
*Consider posting any incorrect segments you encounter in #incorrect-submissions on [https://discord.gg/QnmVMpU discord] so we can see how you would apply the [[Guidelines]] and [[Segment_Categories|categories]].
To actually become a VIP you will need to request the "Requesting to be VIP" role in #help-out on [https://discord.gg/QnmVMpU discord] by reacting to a message. This unlocks the channel #vip-request in which you will have to link your userID preferably via the [https://sb.ltn.fi/ data base explorer]. It is not guaranteed that you will become a VIP and simply asking often won't raise your chances. You need to improve.


== I am a new VIP. How does stuff work? ==
===== Requesting VIP=====
#Pick up the ''Requesting To be a VIP'' role in <code>#help-out</code> on Discord
#Create a new thread in <code>#vip-request</code> with your publicID
==I am a new VIP. How does stuff work?==
Check [[VIP_Guide|this article]] out.
Check [[VIP_Guide|this article]] out.

Latest revision as of 23:24, 24 August 2022

VIP permission allows a user to have moderation-like powers in SponsorBlock. In the data base explorer you can recognize them by the 👑 (crown) next to their votes. On the discord you can recognize them by their VIP role and maybe a green or light-green colored username.

Moderating segments

VIP downvotes and upvotes have more power. Downvotes will remove segments immediately.

VIP submitted or upvoted segments will be locked by default. These segments will always be shown instead of similarly timed but unlocked segments and can only be removed by other VIPs. In the database explorer, locked segments can be identified by a 🔒 (lock) icon next to the number of votes.

VIPs can also lock categories on videos to prevent future submissions for one or more categories and action types. This is typically done to prevent future submissions if there are no missing segments for that category and all existing segments are perfectly timed. Usually, Highlights and Filler are not locked as those categories are more subjective.

If you think a VIP has made a mistake, send a link to the video along with a brief explanation to the #incorrect-submissions channel in the discord.

Moderating users

Users can be moderated in two ways: bans and warnings.

Warnings are issued to users who make common mistakes when submitting segments. Upon trying to submit their next segment or voting on a segment they will receive a popup prompting them to ask about their warning on discord or Matrix.

A ban is always approved by at least two VIPs. The ban may also entail the removal of all submissions.

Behavior that will result in a ban consists of but is not limited to:

  • Malicious segments such as:
    • Censoring certain people regardless of what they did or who they are.
    • Censoring a part of a video containing information which is not a sponsor or other valid segment. (Politics, Religion, etc).
    • Submitting segments to stop people from viewing creators.
    • Vandalizing a video by submitting many incorrect segments, making the video hard to watch.
  • Submitting segments that are consistently badly timed. If the segment degrades the viewer experience because it is badly timed, it shouldn't be there in the first place.
  • Submitting segments for sponsors, intros, self-promos, etc. that do not exist.
  • Submitting incorrect segments that are absurdly long to try and farm saved time and skips.

How can I become a VIP?

  • You should have been making consistently good segments for more than a month
    • Good grasp on any category you've made a submission in
    • Should not have any major mistakes that we would normally issue warnings for (See Guidelines)
Requesting VIP
  1. Pick up the Requesting To be a VIP role in #help-out on Discord
  2. Create a new thread in #vip-request with your publicID

I am a new VIP. How does stuff work?

Check this article out.