This isn't a complete list but these are the most common and the most applicable to the general membership. These do accrue if given before the expiration period, which equals a level of ban shown below. All of these can be selected to NOT apply points, which are considered "Rule Reminders". Most everyone receives rule reminders first but may not if the offense is a blatant disregard to the rule. You will also notice duplication of some violations and these are chosen by the severity of the offense.

BAN POINTS Length (days)
Sin Bin 2 3
Suspended 5 7
Moved On 10 Forever
Ban 19+ Forever
OFFENSE POINT(S) EXPIRES
Beating a dead horse. Excessive posting of a complaint or controversial or sensitive subject. You've made your point now please let it go. 1 Never
COPYRIGHT VIOLATION: You have posted a full article from another site. Under the principal of fair usage you must only copy a couple of sentences and then a link to the original. This is explained fully in the FAQ. 1 10 Days
DISRUPTION: You are clearly spoiling for a fight on this thread by posting inciting or off topic remarks. Please either remain on topic or leave the thread. 1 10 Days
Evading forum censor to use offensive language. 1 10 Days
Insulted Other Member(s): Some discussions get very heated! However, you have overstepped the mark by using overtly insulting language. Please try to engage with fellow members with respect. 1 10 Days
Linking to unapproved blog/review site: All blog/review sites have to be approved before you may link to them from this forum. 1 30 Days
Member posted in violation of the rules in the Classifieds section. Discussions not pertaining to the OP or other unnecessary comments about prices, etc, are not allowed. Please see classified rules before posting. 1 30 Days
Member posted in violation of the rules in the Classifieds section. Please read and abide by the posted rules for the forum before making a new thread. 1 30 Days
Multiple identities/accounts are against the TOS. Please refrain from creating any others so as not to jeopardize your account here. 1 Never
Offensive language: Comments that insult people on the basis of their sexual orientation, race, nationality, or country of origin are not permitted on ECF. 1 10 Days
Offensive Language: Please refrain from using offensive/vulgar language on the ECF forums. 1 10 Days
Posted on inappropriate subject matter: We do not allow discussions on illegal/illicit drugs or of explicit sexual matters, at ECF. 1 10 Days
Posting inappropriate/vulgar/offensive videos/pics is not permitted here. Please refrain. 1 10 Days
Signature Rule Violation, includes posting of supplier affiliate codes, improperly sized image (max size is 400x65), or inappropriate content. 1 30 Days
Spamming for postcount: Spamming for post count to gain forum access is against the rules. Continued spamming will result in action against your account. 1 Never
Your post contains possible libelous remarks. Please refrain. 1 10 Days
Attempting to promote or link to banned or questionable sites either on the general forum or through PMs 2 10 Days
Disruption - posting material for no purpose other than to disrupt the forum. 2 15 Days
Member attempted to sell (or buy) outside of the Classifieds through PM, visitor message, or forum post to bypass Classified posting restrictions. 2 15 Days
Member violated the ECF IRC Chat rules, or abused the IRC PM function. 2 15 Days
OUTSIDE Violation: Excessive personal comments/insults after being warned to refrain. 2 30 Days
Please address complaints about ECF staff or how the forum is run directly to the Moderators or oldsoldier (forum manager) rather than in the general forum. 2 Never
Threatening or harrassing/stalking another member either through PMs, email or on the open forum is not allowed. Please refrain so as not to jeopardize your account here. 2 Never
Affiliate advertising is not allowed on ECF forums. This includes affiliate discount codes, signature links, clickable banners, etc. This also includes links to unregistered external sites with the same. Please refrain so as not to jeopardize your account here. 5 Never
Continued beating of a dead horse despite prior warnings to refrain. 5 Never
Disruption - posting material for no purpose except to disrupt the forum. 5 15 Days
Insulting/harrassing ECF Staff via PM 5 30 Days
Member violated the ECF IRC Chat rules, or abused the IRC PM function. 5 30 Days
Openly discrediting ECF or its staff despite prior warnings to refrain 5 Never
OUTSIDE Violation: Excessive personal comments/insults after being warned to refrain. 5 30 Days
Posting private emails or PMs is against the TOS here. Please refrain. 5 Never
Attempting to mask your identity by accessing the forums through a proxy server, or misrepresenting your location. 10 Never
Continued harrassment of another member either through PMs, email or on the open forum despite prior warnings 10 Never
Creating another identity/account after being warned to refrain 10 Never
Disruption - posting material for no purpose other than to disrupt the forum. 10 Never
Excessive insulting/harrassment of ECF Staff via PM 10 Never
Member requested ban or own account be closed. 10 Never
Multiple Identity: This appears to be a secondary identity of an existing username. ECF rules make it clear that each member is permitted one account only. This account is now closed. 10 Never
New identity of a previously banned user. 10 Never
Posting spam on the forum. Nobody likes spam. You should be ashamed of yourself. 10 Never
Purposefully redirecting to a banned site against forum rules. 10 Never
Repeated rule breaking after warnings. 10 Never
Underage member. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this forum. 10 Never