Warnings & Banning
Warnings - previously called infractions - act as both warnings and demerits for behavior that breaks the forum rules. Some warnings expire and some are permanent.
You can receive the following warning:
General Warning - 0 points
Inappropriate Content - 1 point, expires in 3 months
Inappropriate Behavior - 1 point, expires in 3 months
Inappropriate Advertising (non-new member) - 5 points, expires after 12 months
Inappropriate Advertising/Spam (new member) - 30 points, never expires, permanent ban
Once you accumulate a certain level of points, you will be banned. The first few times it's a temporary ban that will expire; certain offenses or 32 Warning Points results in a permanent ban.
Levels of Banning:
10 Warning Points - 30 day ban
20 Warning Points - 90 day ban
30 Warning Points - 180 day ban
32 Warning Points - permanent ban
Don't break the rules, don't get warnings, don't get banned.