The HJU Infraction System has had an overhaul as of May 2008. This includes adding a new member group - Suspended Member - and adding two automatic ban levels. All three levels are automatically given once a member has accumulated enough infraction points for the system to either automatically suspend, temp ban or perm ban.
A person will be suspended from the forums once they have reached a total of 25 active infractions. Many infractions, see below, are temporary and will automatically be removed from their profile within the allotted days however many are also permanent with values of five points.
Suspended members will have forum access and can continue to read the forums, read and send private messages and access their profiles. They cannot post new threads, reply to threads nor edit older posts or replies. They will not be allowed to have an avatar or signature or custom user title. This member group also will not be allowed to view the music download section but will be allowed to view the video download section. A person placed in th Suspended Member usergroup will be suspended for one month. At the end of one month the member will be allowed to return to the Regular Member group. HOWEVER, if the person has 25 permanent infraction points then it will count towards then next two levels of auto-bans.
TEMPORARY BAN - ONE MONTH
If a member accumulates 50 to 74 points then the person will automatically be temporarily suspended for a period of one month. This is automatically done once a person has reached a minimum of 50 points.
TEMPORARY BAN - THREE MONTHS
If a member accumulates 75 to 99 points then the person will automatically be temporarily suspended for a period of three months. This is automatically done once a person has reached a minimum of 75 points.
PERMANENT BAN - NEVER LIFTS
If a person has been suspended once, temp banned twice and continues to misbehave to the point where they have accumulated enough points to be auto banned a THIRD time (100 points or more) then the third and final ban will be permanent. There is no appeal to this as we have set the new system up so it's fair and pretty difficult to accumulate that many points. Keep note that all infractions that are worth five points are NEVER removed.
Please keep in mind that the moderators and administrators reserve the right to modify and/or add new infractions to the list when needed. The complete rules for HJU are available here.