This is a question more of curiosity. How does banning work in this forum? I've been gone for a long while, and I see all of these users who were around a year or two ago who have been banned. I try to check out their posts if it indicates why, but nothing really says anything about what they did (thought the posts may have been deleted). I'm not asking why the got banned though, I'm asking how it happens and who does it. Is it a strike system? Do users get a warning for their actions? If so, I'm guessing if they don't change their actions, they get banned? What is the policy or process on getting unbanned? Is it even possible to get unbanned? If you get forum banned, do you get banned from the IRC as well? Can bans be temporary, as in an hour ban or a twenty four hour ban?
This is a lot of questions, but I just want to know. I've been here (kinda) for three years and I have to say I'm still kinda confused on how this forum works. Thank you to anyone who answers!