Think of warnings as you would points on a driving licence. Different transgressions will attract a varying tariff of points. Too many points can see your account suspended. Complete bans occur for serious issues, or if multiple active points have accrued. Over time points will be regarded as spent. Users can view their warning history using their account's User CP.
If a warning is issued the user will receive a private message. This details the reasons for the warning. Users may discuss the warning with the Team Member issuing it by private message. If the user considers it appropriate they may appeal, again by PM to the site owner's, but the issue should first have been discussed with the Team Member involved. Please remember to be civil in any correspondence.
All warnings are logged and all Cable Forum Team Members will have sight of the reasons for issue, and any discussion that takes place afterwards between the user and issuer. The Team often discusses and reviews warnings. Frequently warnings are only issued after a team consensus.
We do not discuss warnings or reasons for them publicly. They are not to be viewed as a badge of honour.
For more detailed information on the warning system, including the points please see this article