QRZ.COM FORUM INFRACTION SYSTEM
QRZ.COM uses an infraction system to warn members of violations of forum rules and guidelines. It consists of a point and number system--in which each infraction carries a certain number of points, which reaching a certain threshold automatically removes a member from posting in the forums for a proscribed period of time.
Any QRZ staff member--administrator or moderator--can issue an infraction. In many cases for minor things we will try to communicate with members via email or PM first to try and move past the issue. In other instances, the issuance of an infraction will be the primary warning given. This is particularly true for long term active members who know the rules and violate them anyway.
Here is the schedule of points, and the penalty matrix resulting from acquiring them within particular frames of time. All points expire eventually--the length of time contingent upon the severity of the offense: