I was just banned from Mac-Forums.com :(

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by techmonkey, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I posted my referral link for Macheist, and I received a PM from an admin stating that I couldn't post in the Applications forum. It said that I could post it in the For Sale/Trade forum so I did. I then received another PM stating I was spamming. Now I cant even access the site, it states You have been banned for the following reason: Spamming Date the ban will be lifted: Never" I thought that MacHeist was common knowledge for the Mac community. I use MacRumors most of the time, but sometimes I search on Mac-Forums. I've never been accused of spamming before, so this is a bit of a shock.

    Anyone a member of Mac-Forums.com ?
     
  2. billmister macrumors 6502

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    I haven't actually signed up to macforum but it's pretty cool place. I found that i like this forum better so i figure i'd sign up to here.

    I guess you have to be sure of the rules whenever you post up links and stuff like that.

    GL
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    try contacting an admin/mod and let them know that it was an honest mistake. they may take pity or they may not. their site, their rules.
     
  4. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    I'm a member there, but I haven't posted in AGES.

    MacRumors is far spicier. I find Mac-Forums a little too laid back, if you can believe that. :p
     
  5. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Well, that's what you get for being a spammer. :p
     
  6. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I cant do anything on the site unless I log out.

    I guess I will make a new account to contact a admin.
     
  7. Toe macrumors 65816

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    You're better off here. This is the cool place to be.

    :D
     
  8. desenso macrumors 6502a

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  9. 7on macrumors 601

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    Watch it now, more talk like that will get you banned for spamming here too




















    :p
     
  10. Toe macrumors 65816

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    For saying "less" instead of "fewer?"

    :p
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't recommend that. It seems forum admins don't really approve of duplicate accounts.
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    That's what I was about to say...we certainly don't look upon it kindly here. We ask users to use the "Contact Us" form linked at the bottom of every page if they wants to contact us...no account necessary, so no need to re-register if they've been banned.

    But I don't see anything similar on their site...how odd and disappointing.
     
  13. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. What gets me is how fast they were to ban me. I can understand if I just joined today and started spamming on a bunch of threads/forums. I created an account there the same time I created one here. How would MacRumors handle something like thats? For one thing, someone was smart enough to create a thread for Macheist referral links. :)
     
  14. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I'm kind of a frequent poster there. (365 posts; see if you can find out who I am :p)

    Was it Schweb who banned you? He's a total ******.
     
  15. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I'm being naughty...

    And off topic but I read this...

    And I'm in love. Almost. ;)

    * * * * *

    It all depends on how the link was being posted. Once and in a relevant thread? Likely delete the post and warn the poster.

    Multiple times in different threads? Dunno, gets a bit stickier then. :p
     
  16. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I'm telling.
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^^Why? That "a" stands for awesome. He's an awesome-hole.
     
  18. Domofloge macrumors regular

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    Its all in the interpretation!!! :cool:
     
  19. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    So he's not an awe-inspiring... hole? I thought I would inform him of the compliment. ;)
     
  20. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    how can it be more layed back when you have threads dedicated to lube :p
     
  21. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It was actually someone named D3v1L80Y that sent me the PM. I guess we know why hes called Devilboy...
     
  22. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    I'm guessing this thread is going to be sent off into limbo soon
     
  23. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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  24. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    I was banned from here for a few days :( My own fault (even if they deserved the abuse) I was rather abusive to someone and got put in time-out for 3 days. The time-out idea is pretty good though, means if you make a silly mistake (even if you feel it's justified :D ) you can still come back.
     
  25. Henri Gaudier macrumors 6502a

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    Trouble is they wipe your statements from "history" too which is completely Orwellian. It might be argued that they remove from view the "offending" remarks but to scrub it completely? So it's like it was never said, non searchable! Creepy.
     

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