could be 3-5 days up to one month for the first time if its a really nasty offense
just change the color of the 'up for DOS' state to something else, and somehow make that be the equivalent of a suspension where you cant post or make topics anyway, same thing as being banned but you get your account back. circumvent it, THEN you get the actual ban for awhile.
that way a whole separate category does not have to be programmed. i dont know how the rest could be worked out but if its a suggestion for a suspension, just have it be put thru and discussed after the fact, or before if its a major member
i dont know if this makes sense
well, is it?