Hide Hide Forum Warning System If you are caught breaking any rules then at the discretion of a moderator, a warning may be imposed on you. These warnings are cumulative and once a member's warning level reaches 20 points they will be banned from the website. Rules carry different penalties depending on the severity of the rule broken. The following are the point values assigned to the above rules: Posting in the Wrong Section - 1 point Bumping without Contributing - 1 point External Linking - 1 point Posting without Searching - 1 point Inappropriate Language - 2 points Thread Hijacking - 2 points Begging - 2 points Backseat Moderating - 2 points Bypassing Word Filters - 2 points Spamming - 4 points Editing Out Thread-Important Posts - 4 points Bypassing Moderation Queue - 5 points Insulted Other Member(s)- 5 points Reputation System Abuse - 5 points Report System Abuse - 5 points Recruiting - 5 points Registering Multiple Accounts - 5 points Porn / Violence - 10 points Ads / Selling - 10 point Ban Evasion - 20 points Posting Malicious Files - 20 points Note: Any member that gains a total of 20 points will be banned. In addition to the above warnings, the moderators of individual sections can create and also give new warnings without notice when they see fit. These warnings will come with infractions points valued between 1 and 5 points. When warned, a Personal Message will be sent to you containing the following information: The thread and post in question, the moderator who gave you the warning, the exact reason for the warning, the date of the warning, your current warning level and so on.