In the interests of running a friendly forum, occasionally we find that it is necessary to give warnings for certain types of behaviour or infractions of our rules.
This is a semi-automated system whereby a moderator can choose from a stock list of warning types (e.g., trolling, spamming, offensive posts, copyright breach). A warning has a number of points, which can have a life of anything from one day to permanent, but are typically two - four weeks.
Most warnings will automatically open a conversation so you can discuss it, or there may just be an alert in which case you can still discuss it using the Contact Mods button.
No action, just consider this a warning, but note that more warnings could take you over the threshold to Level Two
When you have accrued this number there will be an automatic triggering action and your posts will require moderator approval before being visible.
Automatic ban until unexpired points fall below 9
Note that the warning actions only apply while the number of unexpired points accrued are currently active
Assuming 3 point warnings with 1 week expiry.