Punishment Times/Time table for bans/silences
3 Hours - You will receive this length for violating any of the following: Spam, Prohibited forum links (includes Market threads or buying/selling).
4 Hours - This is for advertising without paid permission from Kevin. If you have any queries about this then please do discuss this with any Admin or Moderator. They will be sure to help you and will provide you with a guide on how to acquire affiliation.
5 Hours - This is for using shoutbox modifications to annoy, cause an annoyance in the shoutbox, or disrupt the flow of normality in the shoutbox.
8 Hours - This is a punishment handed out for flaming another user, harassment/discrimination, trolling/flame-baiting another user to cause them to get upset, retaliate, flame, etc.. This punishment is also applicable for users who perform actions or state remarks that are deemed sexist and/or found offensive to certain members(time subject to change depending on severity of the offense). If you are disrespecting a moderator or a fellow user then this will be the punishment also.
24 Hours - This is a severe punishment for any offenses that you have committed. If an offense is repeatedly committed, and you continue to cause problems, then this will be the punishment.
7 days - This is the punishment for inappropriate images such as nudity and gore. If you post this in the shoutbox it is the Moderators decision to infract you on the forum also as this is a very serious offense and will not be taken lightly. If you have any queries if your picture is nudity or gore then please pm a Moderator before shouting and/or posting it. You may be infracted.
X Hours/Days/Weeks - Constant rule breaking, extreme violation of the/a rule(s), or the moderators judgment may force them to give you a timed ban not listed above. The punishment time they give you is at the moderators discretion.
Administrator Ban - Getting banned by an administrator automatically warrants a minimum 24 hour ban. If extended, you will be notified. This is done as administrators usually only act if they feel the offense is "extreme."
Infraction - This is a severe punishment for any offenses that you have committed in the shoutbox. Doing the follow will warrant(100% chance) a shoutbox ban + infraction towards your account: Releasing personal information, Malicious content, Phishing, Shoutbox ban evasion, and Pornographic Content.
You may also receive an infraction if your appeal contains any unnecessary comments.
Miscellaneous information/F.A.QQ1: Help, I've been banned/silenced for days/months/hours, can you unban/unsilence me?
A1: You will be unbanned/unsilenced when your punishment time is up.
Q2: How will I know what my punishment time is?
A2: It will tell you in the notice on the shoutbox. The notice will tell you why you are banned and what time the ban expires.
Q3: I don't agree with my punishment time, the moderator abused their power. What should I do?
A3: Report the Staff Member who banned you [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].