In light of the recent issue with CC, I was thinking it might be a good idea to have pre-defined punishments for various offenses. The main offense that I think this should be done for is mouthing off to administrators, which the admins have stated is an issue.
What I would propose is something along the following:
1st statement that is considered mouthing off gets a warning and the standard "If you have an issue, PM us" comment.
If it continues for a second, then a ban of two days would be imposed (length can be adjusted, but I think this is fair)
If after that time, and within X days/months the person again mouths off, then they would get a week ban (again, exact time frame TBD
Finally, if after that they continue, then there should be a permenant ban.
Other things here could also have punishments imposed on them, such as attacking another member publicly could warrant a day or two ban. This could also include egging on another member when both parties have been asked to steer clear of eachother previously.
I just think this would be helpful so that people knew up front what the consequences of their actions would be.
I would be willing to work with the admins to come up with a good, fair system if they would like. I think that they do a great job currently, there are just some grey areas that I would like to help clear up to help make the forum better.