The always interesting BoingBoing.net has an elegant post about how and why they moderate postings to their forum - great reading and possibly appropriate rules to bear in mind here in the Bilge
Not that anyone here would behave inappropriately, of course.
Q. How come the moderator nailed me for a comment that didn't contain any swearing or personal attacks?
A. It's remarkable how many people believe that "you're good as long as you don't swear or launch personal attacks" is a universal rule. We'll tolerate both those things if you do them perfectly. (Few people can manage that. Best not to try.)Q. What happens if I re-register and come back under another name while I'm suspended?
A. If we catch you, all the comments made by that false identity will be unpublished, and your suspension period will be re-started from the point at which the false identity was caught. It's okay to change your username when you aren't suspended, though we'll look askance at you if you do it too often.