When a violation of these rules occurs, the Admins or Moderators may issue INFRACTION POINTS. While these points can come in any value with any reason attached to them, most of them are canned infractions carrying the same values for each issue. Points will serve as a notice of infringement and my also carry other ramifications such as a User Title change and eventual banning (temporarily or permanently).
Here is the list of canned infractions and how long they last:
10 points results in a ban until the points drop off. Spammers receive the special 10 point violation that result in a permban.
If you receive enough infractions, you may be put into other user groups with restricted access rights (read only, no ability to start posts, etc). These groups tend to happen at the 3, 5, 7 and 10 point levels.
If you have ANY questions about the infraction system, please contact your system administrator. Thanks!