If you thought that you left demerits behind in grade school, think again.
I noticed a (new?) tool in the moderator arsenal... Warning points.
I guess points have replaced the iconic tool of parochial school teachers, the ruler.
A few observations...
1. You can issue warning points to members for inappropriate and naughty posts.
2. You can check spammers.
3. You can issue warnings to fellow moderators, however, you cannot check their posts as spam no matter how hammy or Monty Pythonish the post may be.
4. You cannot issue warning points to yourself, nor can you check your posts as spam.
5. Bernie is immune to admonishment.
For members, your points are shown on your personal home page.