A notation is a criminal record entry intended to serve as a warning against future illegal behavior. It is most often issued for trifling rule violations that do not, in the eyes of the issuing customer support member, warrant a full banishment. Unlike other banishments, a notation does not prevent the player from logging in or posting on the forum. In most other aspects, a notation is the same as a regular banishment. The presence of a notation will prevent a player from taking the tutor exam and will dismiss current tutors. Like regular banishments, notations disappear after at least six months with no further criminal record entries. However, if a player has a final warning, then an additional notation will not result in the account being deleted.