Join Date: Jun 2007
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Well, if you PM'ed another member who was in red and they answered right back then the least you could assume is that you could PM on probabion?
Actually, no. There is no probation. When a temporary or fulltime ban is nearing or nigh, BF will send an email warning of it (according to administration). There are standard infractions, points tallied, automatic short-term ban criteria and permabans (as in you are nuked). If you have looked at the Banned Users thread, they are not only fairly judicious, they will correct mistakes where they see them having been made. At least it is a very fair system and all members can clearly see why the action has been taken.
So rest assured and know that it's just like the little asleep/awake face some outfits use to denote if a messenger is signed on for the user. Also saves you from going to the home page and scrolling all the way down to see who is online...