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Each administrator and moderator can issue warnings and assess penalties for violations of the forum rules. Penalties are tallied with the use of infractions ("red cards") and warnings are given as "yellow cards." An established user may be given one, two, or three red cards per violation, and these remain attached to the user for varying lengths of time, all depending on the nature of the offense. Having three active red cards in your name results in an immediate ban. In general, the first ban is for one day, the second for up to one week, the third for up to three months, the fourth for up to one year, and the fifth can be permanent.
Users that register only to spam a site or product or to cause a disruption will be permanently banned on sight.
In issuing red cards, staff will follow the spirit of the table below, but Sega-16 reserves the right to ban anyone for any reason and any duration at any time.
One CardEncouraging Others to Violate Copyright Laws - card expires after 10 days
Two CardsPosting Another Member's Personal Information - cards expire after 10 days
Three Cards - Instant BanPosting Links to Illegal Download or Password Sites - cards expire after 24 hours
A user will always receive a warning or penalty notice via private message and is expected to discuss the matter intelligently and rationally if he feels he has been slighted.
Banned users will not be allowed to edit or delete any part of their posts.