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How do people get banned from this forum?

  1. #51


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    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).
    Yeah, when they get banned, the posts where they misbehaved are cleaned up as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    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.
    I'd be willing to bet that in most cases (if not all cases), people who do get banned are getting warned before it happens unless they do something extremely dumb like post pornography or something. Again, it's just a matter of us not seeing it..

    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    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.***

    Wenda.
    Like I said above, I don't think many have gotten kicked off here for "one mistake". Yes, we have lost good posters. It's a shame that some of them took it to a personal level. I'm hoping many don't get scared away.

    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 do agree, it's kind of sad when decent people get banned because they got too personal with someone. But the thing I never understood is that the OTHER person involved never seemed to have been warned or even banned when they had equal part in it.

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  2. #52


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I do agree, it's kind of sad when decent people get banned because they got too personal with someone. But the thing I never understood is that the OTHER person involved never seemed to have been warned or even banned when they had equal part in it.
    Hello Andy,

    It's a subjective decision.

    If it's just something minor, we usually warn first.

    If it's something completely uncalled for and outrageous, then it's usually an instant ban.

    Usually if the other person was not the one that started or provoked the issue, then nothing will happen to them since it's not their fault someone flipped out on them. However, we may send that other person a PM to report an issue next time instead of replying in kind.

    However, if the other person gets to personal or nasty, then they could risk getting banned as well whether they started it or not.
    Last edited by Brink; 11 May 2013 at 03:35.
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