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VIPs are SponsorBlock's moderators. They have rights to moderate segments and users. In the [https://sb.ltn.fi/ data base explorer] you can recognize them by the πŸ‘‘ crown next to their votes. On the [https://discord.gg/QnmVMpU discord] you can recognize them by their VIP role and a green color name.
VIP permission allows a user to have moderation-like powers in SponsorBlock. In the [https://sb.ltn.fi/ data base explorer] you can recognize them by the πŸ‘‘ (crown) next to their votes. On the [https://discord.gg/QnmVMpU discord] you can recognize them by their VIP role and maybe a green or light-green colored username.


==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 will be shown to users taking priority over non-locked segments. They can also only be removed by VIPs. All segments created by a VIP are locked by default.
VIP downvotes and upvotes have more power. Downvotes will remove segments immediately.
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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 πŸ”’ (lock) icon next to the number of votes.
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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.
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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==
A VIP has two options when moderating users: banning and warning. 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]. Behavior that will end up in a ban consists of but is not limited to:
Users can be moderated in two ways: bans and warnings.
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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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A ban is always approved by at least two VIPs. The ban may also entail the removal of all submissions.
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Behavior that will result in a ban consists of but is not limited to:
*Malicious segments such as:
*Malicious segments such as:
**Censoring certain people regardless of what they did
**Censoring certain people regardless of what they did or who they are.
**Submitting segments to stop people from viewing creators
**Censoring a part of a video containing information which is not a sponsor or other valid segment. (Politics, Religion, etc).
*Submitting segments that are consistently off by a little. If the segment reduces the viewer experience because it is badly timed, it shouldn't be there in the first place.
**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 [[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 incorrect segments that are absurdly long to try and farm saved time and skips.


==Expectation of VIPs==
==How can I become a VIP?==
*VIPs are expected to only submit perfect segments, as they are excluded from the normal voting process.
*You should have been making consistently good segments for more than a month
*VIPs are expected to moderate videos, if they have the time for it. They are volunteers after all.
**Good grasp on any category you've made a submission in
*VIPs are expected to be able to judge segments when they are posted in #incorrect-submissions on [https://discord.gg/QnmVMpU discord].
**Should not have any major mistakes that we would normally issue warnings for (See [[Guidelines]])


==How can I become a VIP?==
===== Requesting VIP===== Β 
= Requirements: =
#Pick up the ''Requesting To be a VIP'' role in <code>#help-out</code> on Discord
*You should have a good understanding of how categories are supposed to be applied.
#Create a new thread in <code>#vip-request</code> with your publicID
*Your segments should be timed perfectly.
==I am a new VIP. How does stuff work?==
*You should have some free time on your hand to moderate after becoming VIP.
Check [[VIP_Guide|this article]] out.
===== How to show you fullfill the requirements: =====
*You should have saved other people quite a few hours.
*You should have a low percentage of ignored views.
*You should have submitted many segments.
*Consider posting wrong segments in #incorrect-submissions on [https://discord.gg/QnmVMpU discord] so we can see how you would apply the [[Guidelines]].
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 asking multiple times might reduce your chances.

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 πŸ‘‘ (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 πŸ”’ (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.