Originally Posted by _^MeRcY
interesting interesting, but why not keep the infractions permanent to be able to show on their profile. Even though it may expire, it will be shown on his profile stating what he did on what date.
That's exactly what happens. The points expire, but the warnings and infractions still show. We always look at that when giving out new infractions. If someone has never done something or has not done it for a long time, they ideally get a warning. If someone commits the same offense repeatedly, they get hit harder. This information is available to members as well; we don't hide it from them and then hit them up for repeat offenses. It shows on the infractions tab in member profiles.
Just for a bit of perspective, a member contacted me recently about the perception that we give out TONS
of infractions. I took a look at the combined warnings and infractions given each day for the previous five days. The most given in one day was 10. Considering that we average over 6000 posts per day and have other things such as chat going as well, that's a very small number (which is how we like it!)