The staff have decided to implement a function not previously used, which is the “Warning System”, this allows a display that shows on the members mini-profile (the one you see next to every post). This takes the form of a 'coloured bar and text' indicating the warning level, shown from 1 to 100 (you could think of this as 100%).
We have initially decided that this will only be seen by the Member concerned, and of course the Moderators.
This warning feature will be used to represent a member's behaviour and act as a reminder. The actual levels of severity being decided in each individual case and will not alter how we deal with each incident, with the very real possibility of a ban remaining, whether temporary or permanent and could happen at any stage of the proceedings......... including instant Bans.
We will start, in due course, by using it for any existing instances of members who are considered to be still under ‘caution’ for previous ‘offences’.