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How do people get banned from this forum?

  1. #11


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Ok, thanks for that, z3r010. If you don't ask questions, you never learn.

    I will have to be sure and behave myself.

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  2. #12


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I am an admin on another forum (unrelated to Windows, it's only a small forum).
    We almost never ban for life. You lose so many good posters that way for just
    one mistake. Seen it happen on a few fora.
    We ban for anything from 24 hours to a month.
    Life bans are for the worst of the worst, IMO. Not the first option.
    NOT telling you your job, just saying. It's your forum, not mine.
    Thanks for welcoming me here, your rules will be obeyed to the best of my ability.
    This is a great forum, and you are doing a great job.
    Please keep up the good work helping and advising. I really want to continue to
    be a part of that.
    Thank you.
    Wenda.
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  3. #13


    I'm on another non-Windows forum and have almost 17k posts over ten years. We have temporary bans and they serve as warnings and if the problem persists, the user is permanently banned. In 10 years, I've seen a few dozen permanent bans and they were all well deserved. Mostly for personal attacks of a very vile nature. Seems some people are not happy unless they are offending others and being a nasty bully from their parent's basement...
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  4. #14


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    I suppose the strict lifetime bans do make sense though, the less spammers/trolls/pirates/fakers/the list goes on-ers there are here, the more productive it is, and it makes for a better community? Because I mean, half the time people don't "learn their lesson" from permanent bans.

    I say the banning terms are fair, and I hope I'm not breaking any rules! At least I don't think I am...
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Art,

    It varies, but here's a few of the most common reasons:

    • Spamming - instant ban
    • Piracy - instant ban
    • Anything illegal - instant ban
    • Trolling - instant ban
    • Being rude to other members - Depends on how bad it was, but we usually issue a few warnings before banning.
    • Posting nothing but junk - We usually issue a few warnings before banning.
    • Breach of forum rules - Depends on how bad it was, but we usually issue a few warnings before banning.
    And also don't forget Banned-Under age.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    And also don't forget Banned-Under age.
    Being underage isn't against the forum rules.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, it is.

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html

    14) To comply with international laws - all members must be 13 years old or above.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yep, it is.
    I figured he was talking about under 18 but above 13. Also isn't the server EF on located in the US and only has to comply with US laws?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    The server is in the US, but it's a UK site. Best of both worlds.
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  10. #20


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    • Being rude to other members - Depends on how bad it was, but we usually issue a few warnings before banning.
    "Rude" has a fairly subjective definition. I see a lot of rudeness, on the part of some frequent posters, but see no evidence of changing behavior. So I'm assuming they're not being warned.
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