First off, do not panic. The Pit is used sometimes just because a member has not been on in a long time for whatever reason. While in the Pit, you are not earning any points. The reason for this is simply because the system for some unknown reason was rewarding points for people not even showing up. This resulted in people taking off for up to a year, coming back, and then getting a card before leaving again. If that had kept up, there would be no point system today. That said, all you have to do is be active again and you will be removed from the Pit. It is that simple. Coming back just to complain or start trouble because "we took all your points" is just silly. Your points are still there and will stay there whether you can see them or not. They are like in holding until you come out of the Pit. Some have been punished by being thrown into the Pit, but it is still not taking away any points. In many cases, in terms of punishment, it is used primarily to temporarily remove somebody from chat because they are not acting respectful to other members. AS soon as the punishment is over, everything is returned. However, those that do come back and complain, start trouble etc will also be clubbed. Once you are clubbed then that is really it and your points are gone. Please understand that before doing something silly. Going to stick this thread and leave it open for now. This thread should be used to inform, not complain. If you have come back from a long time and you are in the Pit, look the forum over and post some and then send me a PM. Would be happy to remove anybody from the Pit who deserves it.