You get a PM saying "You just got an infraction, joy!", and it shows in your profile. Here is an example:
Mine says 0 points because it was a joke infraction, but a real one says 1 point, 2 points, or 12876435 points, depending on the infraction. When it expires, other users won't be able to see it on your profile, only you and mods. They expire in a week or so. The current infractions are:
- Inappropriate Language
- Insulted Other Member(s)
- Rule Breaking Despite Warning
- Signature Rule Violation
- Spammed Advertisements
and a Custom Infraction that a mod can make up in the moment just in case.
Each one is worth 1 point (all but Spammed Advertisements, which is worth 25 points, but that's insta-ban for bots).
15 points, you're banned for a week.
25 points, you're banned forever.
But we're not that
good at giving infractions. You'll never have more than 2 or 3 points, unless you're really good at breaking rules and getting on my or another mod's nerves.
OK, enough info already =P
Hope it's enough.