And just to make at least one on-topic comment... I don't see any problems with how infractions and the ability to appeal them is set up. The only infraction that is harder than posting a thread is one that gets you suspended/banned. Even then, there's a "Contact Us" link on every page, whether you can login or not. Lias, I'm not sure what comment you're talking about in the OP (so I don't have an opinion on what happened), but I do know that you can use the contact form instead of starting a thread.