As the Pirates of the Burning Sea community grows, and with it our moderation team, we have to evolve our community policies and tools to match.
As a part of this ongoing process, we are changing some of our forum moderation policies. From today onwards we will be using a system of warnings and bans that all moderators will follow.
How does this affect you? Well, website users who post something that violates the Community Rules will receive a warning. If you rack up enough warnings, you will get an automatic temporary ban. Over time if you continue to break the rules these bans become more and more severe and can result in a permanent revocation of your forum privileges.
We are reasonably hopeful that we wont have to issue bans very often, as our community has always proven to be both mature and thoughtful. These new moderation policies will assure that we maintain that high level of quality interaction on our forums, in addition to improving the communication of our expectations governing forum behaviours.