I think I should really clear this up since this is still a fresh forum to pretty much everyone here who never used Discourse forums before.
There are three different type of bans, I’ll explain both:
A soft ban, users loses access to post on the forums until it expires, they can still, however, interact with it like liking posts and casting flags, this ban decreases your trust level, but does not deny you from getting back to Trust Level 3.
Revok your rights to pretty much everything with the exception of things similar to Bookmarking a topic, you also will be locked back to Trust Level 2 for 24 hours, if you were Trust Level 3 previously you will regain it back.
These users are permanently banned.
I hope this clears things up for people who got Silenced and the people who were actually suspended here, keep in mind this also applies the same when it comes to in-game bans, silenced in-game = silence on the forums, suspended in game = suspended on the forums.
To everyone who has not clue what the hell is the trust level, please refer to this post:
Updated the info to avoid false information.