When a member breaks the rules a moderator will issue a warning, warnings can either be formal or informal. A formal warning adds points to a members account, an informal warning does not add points and serves only to provide notice about a specific rule or guideline.
Warning Points are used to trigger automatic bans, the point levels at which bans trigger are as follows: 2 points is a 3 day ban from posting. 3 points is a 5 day ban from posting. 4 points is a 7 day ban from posting. 5 points is a 14 day ban from posting. 6, 7, 8 and 9 points are a 30 day ban. Permanent bans from the website are only issued for people that cause significant problems. Points expire 30 days after they have been issued.
Appealing A Ban
When a user is issued a ban or warning they are sent a private message detailing the warning or ban. Within this private message there is a link for appealing. The picture below demontrates what this private message looks like and where to find the appeal link.
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