As a side note, rule #5 says that we're doing you a favor
if you get an infraction:
5) As we can never convey a philosophy through a few rules, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to edit or delete posts and/or to revoke Membership. No Second Chances; No Argument; No Trial; No Way. At best you will receive one warning."
A rule violation is always justification for an immediate ban. Sometimes a moderator might be lenient based on extenuating circumstances, and give an infraction instead, but it's dangerous to count on that.
The only safe thing to do is to follow the rules from the beginning.