If any rule is broken, warning level may increase by 25%.
A ban will also be implemented each time someone's warn level in increased.
25% - 3 days
50% - 5 days
75% - 7 days
100% - 1 Year
A moderator may alter the duration of a ban if it is deemed severe enough.
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