As of 11 June 2018, we have introduced a lifetime warning point system. If you have read this announcement, there is no new information in this thread. It is here as a reference to ensure people to access all the information they need to about warnings in the site inquires subforum.
In the past we've operated under a system in which a user must acquire 10 active warning points to be banned. However, we have decided that this system is outdated as users almost never reach the threshold, which allows bad behavior to continue without any substantial consequences. Under the new system, bans will be assigned once a user has acquired 10 non-etiquette warning points since the creation of their account, whether or not they have expired. Warning points will still expire, and all of our other consequences still operate based on active warning points.
In conjunction with this shift, etiquette warnings such as double-posting, necroposting and unnecessary posting no longer have warning points attached to them. These warnings do not count towards the lifetime warning count. Repeat offence versions of the warnings still carry warning points, however these do not contribute to the lifetime warning count. They are only for temporary punishments such as mutes.
For a full list of warnings and what category they fit into look here.
This new ban system is not applied retrospectively, and no users will be considered for bans based solely on warnings given before 11 June 2018. However, if another non-etiquette warning is acquired, previous points can be taken into consideration when determining whether or not to ban someone.
-Users will be banned once they reach a total of 10 non-etiquette warning points over their time on the forums/discord/server.
-This does not apply retrospectively until a user requires another warning point
-Non-repeat versions of etiquette warnings now have no warning points attached to them. Repeat versions still have points but do not contribute to the lifetime warning count.