I've seen a few good posters banned from here, for no reason that I can see (not that
it may not have been justified, just that I didn't see it).
That's up to the admins, it's their site, but I do strongly disagree with the 'Stuff up
once, banned for life' way that this site (and one or two others I'm a member of, it's
not unique to here) is moderated.
It also appears that if you get banned from eightforums, you are also banned from
sevenforums and vistaforums if you happen to be a member of all three. I do strongly
disagree with that.
I moderate/admin on a couple of sites myself, so I know what it's like.
I always warn the offender first, by PM, and almost never give 'life bans'. I simply
do not agree with the concept, unless in very extreme circumstances.
You just lose good posters that way, for one 'mistake', and scare potential new members away.
Just my opinion, feel free to disregard.
***Just don't ban me for it, it's an opinion, not a command.***
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Rest assured that when be ban someone, we have a good reason to do so. We just don't share full details for privacy reasons.
When banned, we do not want them on the other sites causing issues either. That's why we ban them at the other sites (if a member) as well.
We don't like to ban anyone, but sometimes it's just needed to keep the forum in order. They do get warned first unless it's something already posted here: How do people get banned from this forum?
And from what I can tell, in the sevenforums and eightforums, I think you have to really screw up good to get the boot. It's not just an accidental post that gets you kicked. People always need to remember that this is an internet forum and not personally attack anybody. Generally speaking, it's that easy to not get booted.
And you have NOTHING to worry about with respect to your post. You aren't breaking rules, you aren't posting about piracy, and you aren't personally attacking anybody.
I received an infraction early on. Admittedly well deserved. I had to tone down this "Chicagoland attitude". It simply didn't fit in.
It may be difficult to understand unless one lives here. We're pretty much "straight forward" and "brush". No one really takes offense if from here. We have our words and go on.
Lol! Everyone should experience the road rage here at least once in their lifetime. It's quite a sight to behold! Not to say that it's right, for some get shot at over it. That's the way it is here amongst 9-1/2 million people in six counties with road congestion galore. I would imagine it's the same in any big city.
Thanks for those comments, people. As I said, it's not my place to make (or break) the rules, I was simply curious.
In fact, sometimes I have felt like giving someone a bit of a 'spray' but decided against it, it's only a forum, someone's
contrary opinion isn't going to ruin my life, so I usually just let things slide.
Hippsie Gipsy, I do know what you mean, us Aussies are renowned for calling a spade a spade, it does not go down at all
well on some forums.
Have a top one, all.
I see many posts, for example, discussing what they have found in the latest leaks of "Blue". As this is only available as a pirated download, I presume this, at least, is acceptable? So my question remains??
It's a grey area, blue isn't for sale and is only being discussed and not linked by people we know have legitimate Windows 8 licenses.
Windows 8 was killed by the lack of leaks and building of momentum among enthusiasts, if MSFT didn't want blue to leak we would see nothing like we did with Windows 8.