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The system treats all users the same. All users will receive the same punishment for breaking the same rules. If someone swears in a post, gets a 1 point infraction and doesn't post for thirty days until they make another post with profanity. The mods will see that user's infraction history, see that they have a history of breaking the profanity rule and take things a lot more seriously.
If a user posts once or twice a month, even if almost all their posts are borderline breaking of rules, any warnings they get will likely have no effect, because they expire.
I don't see why someone would get an infraction for "borderline" breaking the rules. Borderline means very close. Why would you be punished for almost breaking the rules?
If a user posts 50 times a day, even if 49/50 are "good posts" and just 1 is perceived to break rules, the accumulated naughty-points mean they're regularly banned from posting.
This can be solved by reading the rules.
The system penalises those who contribute the most to the forum, and is lenient to those who hardly ever post.
In 2013 I hardly ever posted. By the time I was on here for 3 months, I had maybe 100 posts. Despite not being an active member, I somehow managed to rack up three infractions in the space of a month. I solved this by taking a thorough read of the forum rules at the time.
The forum rules that can realistically lead to posting suspensions are the forum rules that are most important to our ethos of providing "...a safe, secure and family friendly environment for Minecraft fans of all ages to share and discover their love for Minecraft". Members who are polite and constructive are rarely, if ever, going to risk any form of posting suspension because the forum rules that they might violate (while remaining polite and constructive) are rules that we'll initially issue friendly rule reminder warnings for, which carry no points, and only members who repeatedly break these sort of rules (for example bumping, duplicate threads, necroposting) in a short period of time would gain enough points to receive posting suspensions.
I have reviewed every posting suspension issued in August so far and every single one has been issued to a member who either broke one of the rules around being polite (flaming, profanity, inappropriate material) after having received previous warnings for that behaviour, or someone who has broken one of the other rules (bumping, advertising, duplicate threads) numerous times in a short period of time.
There are members who have made thousands and thousands of posts without ever receiving a warning for flaming, or using profanity, as their attitude is not one that would ever lead them to behave in a way that could be considered anything but polite and constructive, and for many of those who have received a warning for that behaviour, it was the last time they ever engaged in it. Everybody can have a bad day once in a while and might say something out of character that leads to a warning, but only those who consistently come to the forum with a bad attitude towards others will ever risk being excluded from the forum for any length of time.