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  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    ... but I do strongly disagree with the 'Stuff up
    once, banned for life' ...
    Hi Wenda, the "ban for life" in my opinion is not really "for life" for the reason that they can always come back with a different user account. I think, if you made a mistake and get banned permanently, it's a good idea to start fresh and re-build your reputation if you really wanted to continue to help others and learn from your past mistakes.

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  2. #42


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    ... but I do strongly disagree with the 'Stuff up
    once, banned for life' ...
    Hi Wenda, the "ban for life" in my opinion is not really "for life" for the reason that they can always come back with a different user account.
    Wrong! Our admin's and mods are really good in finding those who think they can sneak back in after a ban using hidden IP and another username. Methods and systems used really reveal such attempts.

    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    I think, if you made a mistake and get banned permanently, it's a good idea to start fresh and re-build your reputation if you really wanted to continue to help others and learn from your past mistakes.
    Wrong again. Being banned from the Eight Forums, Seven Forums and Vista Forums really means that was it. Do not make the mistake and think you can test the boundaries and if it fails, join again with another username.

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 25 Apr 2013 at 08:35. Reason: Typos
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  3. #43


    Agree with Kari, those who have been banned who attempt to come back do not make it long.

    Plus, this forum is so social in nature, that either you will be spotted immediately or will be bummed out that you cannot let your secret out.
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  4. #44


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Agree with Kari, those who have been banned who attempt to come back do not make it long.

    Plus, this forum is so social in nature, that either you will be spotted immediately or will be bummed out that you cannot let your secret out.

    Wow, that harsh? You track users' IP address? THAT I DON'T KNOW.
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  5. #45


    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post

    Wow, that harsh? You track users' IP address? THAT I DON'T KNOW.
    All forum software records the users ip, infact pretty much every website on the Internet that has any sort of user interaction does.
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  6. #46


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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post

    Wow, that harsh? You track users' IP address? THAT I DON'T KNOW.
    All forum software records the users ip, infact pretty much every website on the Internet that has any sort of user interaction does.
    Alright.. I follow you. Cheers!
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  7. #47


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thoughts from an old fashioned conservative: I'm glad to see that you can find a place where "anything goes" is not OK. I'm pretty old fashioned and I remember the days when you could turn on the TV and did not have to monitor what the children were watching. There were guidelines--certain things were OK to say and certain things were not OK. Yes, I do believe in freedom of speech and freedom of expression. But I think we have gone over the line on this. So I'm glad to see that we have a forum where certain things that are said are not OK. And the moderators of the forum have the freedom to say,"You can't come back." That's the way I feel about it, but I respectthe right for the younger crowd to think that I am too old fashioned--even though I'm not.
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  8. #48


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Thoughts from an old fashioned conservative: I'm glad to see that you can find a place where "anything goes" is not OK. I'm pretty old fashioned and I remember the days when you could turn on the TV and did not have to monitor what the children were watching. There were guidelines--certain things were OK to say and certain things were not OK. Yes, I do believe in freedom of speech and freedom of expression. But I think we have gone over the line on this. So I'm glad to see that we have a forum where certain things that are said are not OK. And the moderators of the forum have the freedom to say,"You can't come back." That's the way I feel about it, but I respectthe right for the younger crowd to think that I am too old fashioned--even though I'm not.
    Couldn't say it better. I agree with you, 100%.
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  9. #49


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Thoughts from an old fashioned conservative: I'm glad to see that you can find a place where "anything goes" is not OK. I'm pretty old fashioned and I remember the days when you could turn on the TV and did not have to monitor what the children were watching. There were guidelines--certain things were OK to say and certain things were not OK. Yes, I do believe in freedom of speech and freedom of expression. But I think we have gone over the line on this. So I'm glad to see that we have a forum where certain things that are said are not OK. And the moderators of the forum have the freedom to say,"You can't come back." That's the way I feel about it, but I respectthe right for the younger crowd to think that I am too old fashioned--even though I'm not.
    Couldn't say it better. I agree with you, 100%.
    Yes, I'd go along with that. There are a couple of forums which I'm a member of that seem
    to be essentially un-moderated. It often ends up a total shambles or an abuse-fest. That's
    when I log off, usually.

    Wenda.
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  10. #50


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I definitely go along with Franks thoughts and ideas. I like this family of forums because it's so well managed and doesn't allow the trolls in, well if they get in they don't manage to stick around for long.

    It can be difficult when you have such a mix of nationalities in one place all with very different views and attitudes and in my view the admin and mods do a brilliant job keeping it all under control and making this a very happy and safe place for all ages and genders.
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