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There are 4 infraction levels, as follows.
Infraction Level - Total Infraction Points - Effect
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Infraction level 4 - 100 - Permanent Ban, user title changed to "banned (perm)"
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* Curse/cuss/swear words that are sexist/racist or otherwise considering offensive or degrading to others are not allowed. Generic C/C/S words are allowed.