The infraction system is not visible to anyone else. It will only appear on your User Control Profile, and in your profile page (but other members cannot see it). Should you receive an infraction, you will also receive an automated PM stating the offense you have committed.
Here are the common lists of offenses that are default on the infraction system.
1 point(s) = Thank You Spam (especially for Dessie)
2 point(s) = Multiple Posting / Spam Post (for double/consecutive posts)
2 point(s) = Necromancy (reviving old, dead topics)
3 point(s) = Insulting Other Members (ah yes, for flame baiters)
3 point(s) = Signature Rule Violation (please refer to signature guidelines)
3 point(s) = Inappropriate Language (for colorful posts)
3 point(s) = Posting Requests In Wrong Section (usually junior members do this)
3 point(s) = Redundant Thread (this should cover for all those redundant ag3 or sb question threads)
4 point(s) = Licensed Materials (3 strikes = insta tempban)
5 point(s) = Spammed Advertisments (this is usually instant kill when found)
The infraction system also covers the gallery system, and will be mainly used by the gallery moderators.
1 point(s) = Improper Tags (Most common now than Duplicates but I guess this will only be light)
1 point(s) = Comment Spam (Same as Forum Spam)
1 point(s) = Uploading in Wrong Section (For pics found in the wrong section)
2 point(s) = Duplicates (Works only if the Uploaded image is already uploaded. If someone Uploads a Higher Quality version of an existing Image, it doesn't count)
3 point(s) = Flamebaits Works on Comments too for those Members who does that
3 point(s) = Posting Prohibited Images (which includes real life nudity, scat, guro, gross, offensive images)
And for posting Pedophilia / Related Items
10 point(s) = Forbidden Materials/Topic/Issue
Infraction points lasts for 30 days. After that, they are expired.
Reaching 10 points triggers the instant temp ban for 3 days.
If you have any clarifications or suggestions or violent reactions, feel free to post. This is to inform members of the recent changes that are implemented in the forums.