At what point does one get banned from being smited? I wouldn't worry about the "applaud or smite" thingy unless there's a "you're excommunicated" number attached to the system. I'm new here and got my 11 smites because I made an innocuous joke about winning the current contest--"I won, I won!!" I wrote (including a winky emoticon ). Smite abusers? Yes there are! Therefore, I'm wearing my smites proudly--11 and counting!