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max2

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What does Cancelled mean on a user ?

Wondering.
 

floral

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Users who are premium subscribers can write their own text. Pretty sure that’s what that is and it’s someone making a joke
...I'm pretty sure that isn't true, otherwise I'd likely see someone with the title "Sexlord" by now..

anyways, yeah, like @MmkLucario said, that's a title given to people who wanted their account gone (in the FAQ)
 

casperes1996

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...I'm pretty sure that isn't true, otherwise I'd likely see someone with the title "Sexlord" by now..

anyways, yeah, like @MmkLucario said, that's a title given to people who wanted their account gone (in the FAQ)
I'm pretty sure it at least used to be true then? Maybe you can only pick Demi-God/Goddess and Contributor now?
 

Scepticalscribe

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I'm pretty sure it at least used to be true then? Maybe you can only pick Demi-God/Goddess and Contributor now?
As a Contributor, from what I recall, you can choose "Contributor", or "Demi-God", or "Demi-Goddess", or simply retain your current title (which, in your case, is "604") while remaining a contributor.

Given that the designation "cancelled" has a very specific meaning when discussing membership of the forum (as it makes it publicly clear that the member/poster in question has requested - of the staff - that their account be closed), I would be astonished if it had ever been possible to use it anywhere else in the forum, even in jest.
 
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Clix Pix

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As @MmkLucario has already stated, it means that the account holder requested that their account be closed.

Thus, it differs from a suspension, which is when the staff have terminated the account of a user (usually because of violations of forum rules).
The term "suspension" is used on MR not only for situations which are temporary, such as a few days or longer suspension, but also in situations which actually are permanent. Somehow "Suspended" sounds gentler, nicer than "BANNED", although I think the latter term is also still used as well in some scenarios.
 

Nermal

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Somehow "Suspended" sounds gentler, nicer than "BANNED", although I think the latter term is also still used as well in some scenarios.
We don't make a (public) distinction between suspensions and bans: details of moderation are private, so we don't indicate whether a given member is temporarily suspended or permanently banned.

I think we might have used "Banned" in the past, but that would have been several years ago.
 

jav6454

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We don't make a (public) distinction between suspensions and bans: details of moderation are private, so we don't indicate whether a given member is temporarily suspended or permanently banned.

I think we might have used "Banned" in the past, but that would have been several years ago.
Actually it was 3-4 years ago. Back then, it used to be Time-Out or Banned. To be honest, I don't mind which method is used. In the end, everyone will know when someone is banned if after a month the "Suspended" user doesn't return.

Furthermore, I don't think that using the old monikers breaks any moderation policy as they don't state what happened; just that discipline happened.

Also, there is a the Guest title that is even rarer and was given to users back vBulletin days who closed their accounts.
 
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Scepticalscribe

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We don't make a (public) distinction between suspensions and bans: details of moderation are private, so we don't indicate whether a given member is temporarily suspended or permanently banned.

I think we might have used "Banned" in the past, but that would have been several years ago.
Actually, if memory serves, I think that "banned" may have been used (which made clear that the suspended state was permanent, as opposed to the term "time-out", which denoted a temporary ban, or suspension, which was also used then) prior to the migration - a number of years ago - to the current server.
 
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