Suggestion to send a warning pm before banning
I posted a thread about a week and a half ago and it was deleted, I'm assuming by a moderator. I wasn't sure why it was deleted, so I reposted it and was banned for a week.
My suggestion is, if a member does something against the policies, before a ban is instituted, a warning should be sent in a private message before it occurs.
In my case, had a moderator warned me in a pm why my thread was deleted, I wouldn't have reposted it. In fact, I still don't know why it was deleted.
If a warning is sent, this will educate the site's members on the policies and avoid unnecessarily banning a member which could foster bad feelings in them.