You dont want points. Points are bad. Points go from 0 to 10. You recieve points for infractions. The moderator decides how many points to assign you. It can be anything from 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and finally 10. Once you reach 10 points you are banned.
The moderator can also set a time for the infractoin to be in place. It can be anything from hours to days to forever.
DerAdler: I have to admit that I'm still new to this forum stuff and the "Rules of Engagement" but if I understand the above quote correctly then any moderator can give you points for whatever "He" deems an infraction. So if a particular moderator (I'm not pointing any fingers here) has it in for you he can do what ever he wants, up to and including a banishment for life. Right? OK, so who monitors the moderators? Is there an appeal process? Or do we just chalk it all up to the Wild West rides again?
Njaco put it right. As long as it does not come to name bashing there is no problem.
As for the moderator issue. Moderators keep moderators in check and there is also Admin that keep all moderators in check.
As long as people stay civil there is not a problem.