I am quite opinionated, and got into troubles, but I am mostly clean now - and many people like what I write.
I don't want waste my time and your time arguing about past infractions - I agree that I deserved them, but now past sins weight on me. Now, any minor infraction tips me over. And I like to be opinionated - it's part of the fun.
Would it be possible to remove some infraction points if someone got many thanks and so prove valuability to the forum? Like infraction 1 point per 100 thanks or something?