Can I make a suggestion, as many - like me - don't get a chance to read the games.on.net COD4 rules beofre shooting at people. Can the admin's please let the offender know why they risking banning (e.g. please stop doing X, or you will be banned). Also, I feel that fits in with the rules:
Penalties and appeals
If you break our rules, you will be penalised!
While in the majority of cases an Admin will, or attempt to warn you that your actions are unacceptable, in some cases a ban will be issued instantly and will apply across all like servers. This is in the case of such rules as, but not limited to:
•Linking or making specific references to cheat, pornographic, shock, or inappropriate websites via in game text or player names
The correct method of appeal is through Games On Net and not Internode directly - requests sent to Internode will be directed back to Games On Net. More information can be found on the Ban Appeal and Information page or in our FAQ
I'd just like to point out that the tone of this seems to suggest perm ban's are only if there is no other option. I feel that this is not the case in mine and other bans I've seen, and that legitimate players are getting caught in a web of wanabe God complex welding admins.
All I'm asking is some consideration to common sense. Warn before banning. Look forward to thoughts.