I don't actually expect anything to come of this but one of the mods told me to post this here
I've been told the current system doesn't allow mods to determine ban times and that it is all about the number of mod flags. This means that dudes who've reformed their ways and haven't been in any trouble for a long time might end up with 15 day bans if they accidentally break a minor rule. If you were a dick a year ago you might end up being banned for months after accidentally posting a nipple.
Heres an idea, why not allow the mods to hand out ban times that are limited by the amount of flags the person has and the frequency of the flags?
WAM=within a month not including time banned (so if you get a 2 day ban, those 2 days dont count toward the month. Basically you have to go 30 consecutive days without *******
0-5 flags WAM=max ban of 3 days
5-10 flags WAM=max ban of 15 days
10-15 flags WAM=max ban of 30 days
15-20 flags WAM=max ban of 3 months
and you just go up from there. Keep in mind these are only examples and that the mods will get to determine what ban times are handed out, if any ban is needed at all. They'll just have some guidelines as well as some limits.
it will give the mods more authority over ban times and prevent unjust punishments while still punishing frequent offenders