Sometimes there's no option but to act in the case of persistent offenders, the steps taken are usually as follows.....
Step 1. First infringement - a private warning with post/thread alteration or deletion.
Step 2. A further infringement will result in that member’s suspension from the forum for a period of between one week and one month depending on the perceived seriousness of the offence.
Step 3. A third offence will result in that member's permanent removal from the forum.
In, what is hoped, are very exceptional cases the right is reserved to proceed directly to Step 3. Please note that once a step has been reached then that member will remain at that step indefinitely. The moderators must always reserve the right to remove threads and posts without warning
If you have any questions or are in any doubt then then send a private message (PM) to any of the site administrators - David Ashby, Steve Hargreaves, Pete B and Chris Bott.