However, validators are removed from the current validator set and barred from participating in the next validator selection (indirect economic penalty) for being offline. This is called chilling. Validators found to be equivocating are sent to chilling and slashed, the slashing being quadratically proportional to the number of validators equivocating. Anticipating that a validator might go offline or might equivocate due to bugs in the software, the Council reserves the right to reverse any slashing event (up to 6 epochs in the past, i.e. approx. 2 months) by voting.