New ban system punishments, do they ever reset?

Hello all, I am worried about this system. At the moment it shows that 4 punishments are a permaban (1st offense: chat rest, 2nd offense: chat, 3rd: 2 week ban, 4th: permaban). So if you get once a year, are you permabanned? It sounds a bit harsh. Would this count reset?

We're testing a new feature that gives the option to view discussion comments in chronological order. Some testers have pointed out situations in which they feel a linear view could be helpful, so we'd like see how you guys make use of it.

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