What is better, cutting the branch of the weed, or extracting its roots?
Similarly, "disciplinary measures" whatever the degree, do not work. The death penalty never prevented murderers, in fact, the murder rate in non-death penalty states has remained consistently lower than the rate in states with the death penalty. Rather than sanctioning (which brings great joy and power to the moderators, no doubt) shouldn't one continually educate and enlighten again and again, the wrongdoer (in general) ? And if he persists, shouldn't one simply ignore him ?
All the members of free-minds have attained emotional maturity, and so all of this fuss should not be anyway.