As I posted in a site-wide announcement, we have a new "infraction system" here at the FORT, which we've already begun using.
Infractions can be for 1 to 3 points, depending upon severity. The infractions are all tied to our rules, which can be found in our FAQ section, and which every member has agreed to read and follow when they signed up here. Infractions will stay on a member's record for a period of 10 days to forever.
If a new member incurs 2 infraction points at any given time, they will automatically be banned from the site for a period of time.
If a "regular" member incurs 6 points at any given time, they also will be banned for a period of time.
You may be asking, how does this affect me? The short answer is: it makes our site better and improves our staff's response to problem members.
All infractions given are reviewed by the entire mod team (those in red), and can be reversed or discussed if we think it was erroneously given. All infractions also automatically notify the member, with the specific violation and a note from the person giving it, and in addition, the post which was in violation is linked.
Because the mod staff now have a better overview of what rules are being broken and which members are breaking them, we can help shape our moderating actions into a more cohesive system. Problem members will be dealt with more effectively, leaving the rest of our members (the vast majority) to enjoy the site with less distraction.