"In Time-Out"?

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    Just saw someone's username followed on the next line by "In Time-Out"... never seen that before. What's that all about? A temporary ban?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yes its used to signify a temp ban.

    although from what i know 'banned' can be either? not sure if that always means its 100% permanent.
     
  3. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    That was the old system before Time-Out was introduced. As it stands:

    Time-out means temporary ban
    Banned means permanent ban
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yep, it's temporary. Been there, done that. I'd say it's akin to throwing a drug addict into rehab and then completely cutting them off from getting their fix cold turkey. Not fun :D
     
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    While this topic has been revived, what does "guest" mean exactly?
     
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    also, i always thought "guest" and "retired" were kind of the same. what differentiates the two?
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    "Guest" applies to members who have had their accounts deactivated for one reason or another. It's generally used for cases where the member hasn't done anything wrong, so "banned" would not be appropriate. It's more for people who would like to leave the forums and have their accounts shut down completely.

    They are essentially the same. "Retired" has only been used in a couple of cases I'm aware of in which longtime, highly visible members decided to have their accounts deactivated.
     
  9. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    That makes more sense for "guest" then.

    Thanks. :)
     
  10. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Ah, interesting. Is that a feature of this forum software?
     

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