Why are there Permabans instead of bans over years?

Why is there a "permanent ban" why players get permanent bans, they could get at least 5 year bans so they could at least reform, but permanent bans aren´t too much time for a player to reform?

We're testing a new feature that gives the option to view discussion comments in chronological order. Some testers have pointed out situations in which they feel a linear view could be helpful, so we'd like see how you guys make use of it.

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