A Forums account is banned if a Forums member breaks any of the Artix Rules or Forums Rules. Usually a warning is issued first via PM (Private Message) and then multiple warnings of rules violations will lead to a ban, depending on the situation and a Forum members' usage history. When a ban is issued, an email explaining the reason and length of the ban is sent to the email on file with the Forums account.
Ban lengths usually start at 3 days and then will lengthen to 7 days, 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and permanent. This all depends on the situation, issue, type of rules violated, if the violation is repeated multiple times, etc.
Some specific ban examples are:
- Posting/linking to something inappropriate receives a lengthy or permanent ban
- Plagiarism is an automatic 2 week ban
- Creating accounts solely to advertise/spam/sell or trade accounts is a permanent ban that can be appealed at a later date
Only one Forums account is allowed per player. Creating multiple accounts may result in a ban and the multiple accounts will be permanently closed.
If your Forums account was banned and you do not know why or wish to appeal your ban, you can respond to the email sent to you once the ban was issued and a Forums Moderator can assist you. You can also contact Artix Support for more information.