How do poeple get banned?

Discussion in 'Community' started by applemacdude, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. applemacdude macrumors 68040

    applemacdude

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    #1
    How do people get banned in macrumors? Really, can't you just make another account and be back? And who has bee banned? Please don't hate me for asking these questions:(
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Once in a while certain users cause problems on the forums, personal attacks, spamming, etc.

    If it gets bad, you get banned. As for making another account, well, sure that can happen and has, but ip addresses are always logged and can be banned aswell.

    D
     
  3. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    #3
    spamming, starting flamewars, personally attacking other users, just generally being annoying or causing trouble.

    When it comes down to it, if someone starts wasting too much of my or the moderator's time with unnecessary work (editing posts, sending warnings etc...) -- they will get banned very quickly.

    Yes, people can start new accounts... but they lose their post counts, and depending on the severity of the problem, IP's or IP blocks are sometimes banned as well.

    arn
     
  4. applemacdude thread starter macrumors 68040

    applemacdude

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    #4
    i know that shrek and daniel77 got banned but who else got banned?
     
  5. medea macrumors 68030

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    #5
    Members who are over inquisitive about the status of banned members generally get banned themselves.......
    No, sorry about that, generally a member will receive a warning before he/she is banned from the boards, unless that member goes out of their way to cause trouble so I wouldn't worry about it, unless you plan on testing the waters yourself.
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    #6
    its not really all that important who gets banned, most of the time they're newbies coming in and causing problems, so you don't know who they are.

    Shrek is an exception - he got banned twice....:rolleyes:

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  7. tazo macrumors 68040

    tazo

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    #7
    why was he banned?
     
  8. scem0 macrumors 604

    scem0

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    #8
    for starting flames in a thread where he was the only one who
    thought that there should be a religion section of the MR forums.
    He had caused lots of flames in previous threads too. I think
    banning him was a bit too much, but I don't control this site. :( ;)
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Depends on the content of those PMs he sent to the mods when the thread got closed. :rolleyes:

    Though it looked like he was on the verge of firing off some rather colorful flames against the management of the site in his thread before it was closed.
     
  10. scem0 macrumors 604

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    #10
    hmmmmm did he really PM the mods, or are you just saying that?

    If he said something really mean to the mods, or anyone else,
    I can understand why he was out of here. But just what was
    said in the 'should there be a religion forum' thread was not
    enough to ban him in my opinion. But I'm not mad or anything. ;)
     

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