Earlier today, a situation developed where several established members were ganging up on and bullying a newer member in status updates. Some were suspended for this, and for those of you involved who weren't (you know who you are), consider this your one verbal warning.
Cyber-bullying, including ganging up to attack others, and harassment are not tolerated on GDC in any form. In short, if you bully someone on this site, you will receive a warning and suspension. A verbal warning will not necessarily be given first for this type of situation. Additionally, in extreme cases, a permanent ban may be handed down to the aggressor(s) without going through the usual five-strike process.
We want GDC to be a fun place for everyone to chill out, hang with friends and enjoy themselves. The very first rule of GDC is to respect other members. If that's a request you don't think you can handle, you're on the wrong website.