Every offence has its own point value. If you receive 10 points, you will be banned for a week. Point values can be adjusted to the situation, e.g. If you spam five times in one topic, you will get more points than making only one post. Of course, multiple offences done in the same time/topic can even lead you to an immediate ban without a warning.
Also, points don't go away after a ban. They stay for your next bans, so if you have 9 points and you flame, you will be banned, and the remaining points will carry to your next ban. If you are guilty of many offences in a short time (like 1-7 days), it will be considered as forum assault and you will be banned permanently without a warning.
It is a decision of a moderator how many points you will get, points table is just a guideline.
Flame (moderate) - 6
Flame (light) - 4
Vulgar language (excessive) - 3
Ripping (anything other than avatar) - 5
Ripping (avatar) - 3
Spam - 3
Back seat moderating, trolling, starting drama, talking about moderators or their actions, advertising, pirating links or illegal transactions (if there is nothing on topic in the post, it is spam on top of anything else) - 3
Multi post - 3
Double post - 2
Nudity, inappropriate level of bared skin - 5
Ignoring moderator's request (if not bannable) - 5
ALL OTHER OFFENCES (default value) - 3
Usually before a ban, warning takes place, but you can be banned without it (read more below). If you keep doing something you were warned for, you will be banned immediately, no matter how many points you have. You should not ignore warnings and moderator's requests.
Remember that being banned multiple times will lead you to a permanent ban very quickly. Usually, you will be banned for six weeks before your permanent ban, so when this happens, be aware that we will not give you a second chance.
The third ban is not always a permanent ban or a ban for six weeks. Rather, it depends on how many bans you received and for how long you were banned in the past.
You will be banned without a warning accordingly to the severity of your offence for
starting a rip shop (around 2 weeks)
cybering and other distasteful text-based content (around 1-2 weeks)
posting hentai/porn images or links (around 1-2 weeks)
flooding (around 1 week)
sharing classified information (around 1 week)
heavy flame (from few days to even 2 weeks)
You will be banned permanently from the forum without a warning for
making spam assault
making a troll account
having 50 or more points from warnings
You will be permanently site banned (in other words you will lose your account) without a warning for
ban evading (further offences)
You will be temporary site banned without a warning for
flooding someone's inbox
ignoring requests/warnings to stop sending flame/spam messages using Private Messages
You will be banned for 1 week for
having each 10 points from your warnings
When you are getting your 3rd ban for warnings, we set your score to 45 points (if you were breaking rules too much before that ban, we will set it to 49). A permanent ban is at 50 points, so any offences that total 5 or more points done after your 'last chance' will result in your account being banned forever from Naruto Boards.
You can still lose points via the Redemption System, but you will not go below 45 points.
If you haven't got a warning over:
3 months* = you lose 2 points
6 months = you lose 4 points
9 months = you lose 6 points
So if you are not breaking rules for 3 months, you lose 2 points. After the next 3 months without a warning, you would normally lose another two points, but you are losing four instead. The longer you are not warned for, the more points you will lose every 3 months.
* - approximately. It is 3-4 months as we are not updating your status every day. So please be cautious and remember, we don't have to remove points to a single minute of your last warning - we are doing it only for you, so please understand.
All rules apply to Private Messages, Signatures, Avatars, User and Clan Profiles.
Moderators have the right to create and enforce rules in their own respective sections. You must obey those rules and listen to any request the moderator makes.
Section Rules or special rules for single topics override Global Rules.
If you want to know how many points you have now, PM any of: Penguins, Grimm_.