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    How do people get banned from this forum?


    I've noticed that quite a few posters have gotten banned. How does this happen? What do you have to do to get banned? Not that I want to test the moderators, I'm just curious about what someone would do to get banned. Can't we all get along??

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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    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.
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    Oh no, I do ALL of those bad things here!! I better stop before someone catches me.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


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    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    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.
    Also don't forget Banned on Request. :P
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, there's a few of those as well for various reasons of their own.
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    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yeah, there's a few of those as well for various reasons of their own.
    Is there a special title for those instead of Banned? I think I do remember seeing someone with a different user title before.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    It depends on what the reason for their leaving was, but it's usually "Removed by request".
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    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Are bans always permanent, or does the time in the 'sin-bin' vary? Because I can't think of many offenses that would justify being banned permanently, but can well understand temporary bans of varying duration. I do agree that a warning should always be given before a ban, whatever the duration. I moderate on a small forum, and always warn before taking action. I then often find that action is unnecessary.
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    Pretty much all bans are for life, it's very rare we give an expiring ban.
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