* already has two warnings and is issued a third;
* already has five reprimands and is issued a sixth;
* has two warnings and a reprimand and is issued another reprimand;
* has one warning and three reprimands and is issued another reprimand or warning;
*has one warning and two reprimands and is issued another warning.
In other words, in terms of penalties accumulated toward a ban, a reprimand amounts to "half a warning."
Whether an offender will be given a reprimand or a full warning will depend on the circumstances -- for instance, whether an insulting comment to another poster was made in the heat of an argument or completely unprovoked.
The XOC reserves the right to ban a member immediately (without warning) for any of the following offenses:
Trolling or spamming (see board rules for definitions);
Flaming or bashing (see board rules for definitions) or committing another serious violation of forum rules, and refusing to apologize;
Using multiple handles without the knowledge of the moderators/administrators.
Also, XOC reserves the right to deny membership to an applicant on the basis of his or her known behavior (e.g. trolling or flaming) at other boards, or to pre-emptively ban EZboard handles on this basis.
8/17/06: Edited to update rules on warnings -- LadyKate63