We have recently created a new usergroup, which classifies the member as suspended. This is really to let you guys know that a member has not been permanently banned from the site, but is on a short holiday due to breaching the forum rules somewhere along the line. You'll see suspended under their username, and in their user profile.
If you want to find out the reason for the suspension, it is more than likely a result of a breach in the rules of the for sale forum, and it is quite likely that you can find a moderators post in one of their threads there, explaining the length and reason for the suspension. If you cannot find this, and are still concerned about it, please send a PM (Private Message) to one of the moderators. (For example if you are in an active trade with someone)
Additionally, we would like to hear your opinions on the penalties in the for sale forum. Over the past few months, we have been giving an instant 1 day ban for a primary breach of the rules there. What do you guys think about this? Are you happy with instant 1 day bans or would a warning (what we know as a yellow card) be better for their first breach?
Let us know what you think on this issue. Would you like the insta-1-day-ban to continue, or not? Any other opinions?
ADDENDUM - we still have the "banned" usergroup - if you see someone being put into this, it means their ID has been permanently banned.