Im not whining I deserve my ROPs. I was facetious and in an inappropriate part of the site so I totally deserved my weeks yellow card and sin bin. What I dont understand are the parameters of the punishment. This is my first time and as a ROPs virgin well on a forum site anyway, Im confused. So far I seem unable to PM, which is fine I dont use that very often anyway. But I am unable to post or reply etc only in the following subject areas: Current Affairs, News and Analysis Arrse site issues Forces Discount MOD News Afghanistan And a couple of others? So is it linked to the MOD who ROPed you in the first place? Yet I seem to be able to post in the forum where I committed my sin? Any advice from experienced naughty steppers please ..