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Rules for banning from member run and party boards
Oct 4th, 2011 at 11:31am
 
It is possible for me to ban members from individual boards, but it is a complicated process. So please follow this procedure. Temporary bans will not be given, so use all other avenues first.

For all members:

Please follow the instructions of board moderators. If you don't like them, cease to use the board. This is the most powerful mechanism you have to handle poor board management. You may of course complain to the mod publicly or privately, but give it up if it is not achieving anything. If they ask you to stop posting on the board, stop posting on the board. If you refuse to follow their instructions, you will be blocked from the board and also suspended from the whole forum.

For board moderators:

1) Warn the member via PM and then publicly that they are breaking the rules.

2) If they persist in being disruptive, send them a PM notifying them that they are banned from the board. Include a link to this post so that they are aware of the ban and my expectations of them under this procedure. CC a copy of this PM to me. At this stage the member is expected to voluntarily refrain from using the board.

3) If they continue to post, advise them publicly that they are banned, or refer them to their PM from you if you want to be more subtle. This is in case they don't read their PMs.

4) If they continue to post, PM me with a link to their public warning and where they posted afterwards, and quotes. I will put in an appropriate ban at that stage. This could be a ban from the board, from the section or from the entire forum.



I will not ban people from individual party boards. On the first offence you will be banned from the entire section (currently 6 boards) or from the entire forum.

For member run boards, I have traditionally banned people from individual boards first, then from the entire section. I will continue this for the moment.

If the 'offence' is particularly nasty the member will be banned or suspended from the entire forum.

The point of this process, and the member run boards in general, is to reduce the workload on myself and the other global mods. I expect the board mods to make a reasonable effort to handle and diffuse a problem themselves before asking for a ban. I do not want the board mods to use bans as part of any personal disagreements.
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Re: Rules for banning from member run and party boards
Reply #1 - May 31st, 2014 at 9:28pm
 
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Reply #2 - May 31st, 2014 at 11:33pm
 
So far I haven't had a problem in Health & Welfare.

I did have to warn one poster, but he 'took it on board' and there was no further trouble.

I try to sort things without bans or suspensions. I look upon them as a last resort only.

But thanks for the tips and advice.
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Reply #4 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 12:11am
 
Katut wrote on Jun 1st, 2014 at 12:11am:
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Reply #5 - Jun 27th, 2014 at 8:14pm
 

Why was I banned yesterday ?

I was banned a week or so ago for posting rubbish, that was fine. Someone emailed me said it was spamming.
I was just bored.

I had no email this time, so am wondering why I was banned
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Reply #6 - Jun 27th, 2014 at 10:08pm
 
I am sure the G Mods were doing the right thing.

Look back through your posts and I am sure you will be able to work out why you deserved a banning..
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Reply #7 - Jun 27th, 2014 at 10:13pm
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Jun 27th, 2014 at 8:14pm:
Why was I banned yesterday ?

I was banned a week or so ago for posting rubbish, that was fine. Someone emailed me said it was spamming.
I was just bored.

I had no email this time, so am wondering why I was banned


It was probably your turn Sprint...don't worry about it.
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Reply #8 - Jun 28th, 2014 at 6:43am
 
Grand Duke Imam Mahdi wrote on Jun 27th, 2014 at 10:08pm:
I am sure the G Mods were doing the right thing.

Look back through your posts and I am sure you will be able to work out why you deserved a banning..


I looked back through his posts and could see nothing that would warrant a ban.

Some people here do get banned for no obvious reason and no explanation depending on the mood of the moderator.
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Reply #9 - Jun 28th, 2014 at 6:49am
 
there is something automatic I think about whats called spamming... I kept getting a message when I tried to post.. telling me I was banned for so many seconds..[strewth] because of spamming...I was replying to bobby regarding P*rn. and used the word twice...it was definitely not a mod.
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Reply #10 - Jun 28th, 2014 at 9:01am
 
cods wrote on Jun 28th, 2014 at 6:49am:
there is something automatic I think about whats called spamming... I kept getting a message when I tried to post.. telling me I was banned for so many seconds..[strewth] because of spamming...I was replying to bobby regarding P*rn. and used the word twice...it was definitely not a mod.


I get that (very) occasionally too, Cods.

Usually, I just need to wait a few moments then re-submit my post.

My bet is that it's an intermittent bug in the forum software which
sometimes picks innocent posts as spam.

Better that, than real spam, I guess...
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Reply #11 - Jun 28th, 2014 at 9:57am
 
Kat wrote on Jun 28th, 2014 at 9:01am:
cods wrote on Jun 28th, 2014 at 6:49am:
there is something automatic I think about whats called spamming... I kept getting a message when I tried to post.. telling me I was banned for so many seconds..[strewth] because of spamming...I was replying to bobby regarding P*rn. and used the word twice...it was definitely not a mod.


I get that (very) occasionally too, Cods.

Usually, I just need to wait a few moments then re-submit my post.

My bet is that it's an intermittent bug in the forum software which
sometimes picks innocent posts as spam.

Better that, than real spam, I guess...



I got banned for 2000 odd seconds...lol.. seems to be if you say the same word more than twice...just say for instance a swear word...its a bit like that word change thingy.. if you say the s word a p word comes up...

I got into terrible trouble on here from someone who claimed I called someone a naughty name... the s.. word.. I didnt I used the p word...but of course the person thought I was using the s word... so it all gets a bit confusing when a machine starts to correct us....a bit over the top I think.
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Reply #12 - Jun 28th, 2014 at 1:23pm
 
mantra wrote on Jun 28th, 2014 at 6:43am:
Grand Duke Imam Mahdi wrote on Jun 27th, 2014 at 10:08pm:
I am sure the G Mods were doing the right thing.

Look back through your posts and I am sure you will be able to work out why you deserved a banning..


I looked back through his posts and could see nothing that would warrant a ban.

Some people here do get banned for no obvious reason and no explanation depending on the mood of the moderator.


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Reply #13 - Jun 28th, 2014 at 5:37pm
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Jun 27th, 2014 at 8:14pm:
Why was I banned yesterday ?

I was banned a week or so ago for posting rubbish, that was fine. Someone emailed me said it was spamming.
I was just bored.

I had no email this time, so am wondering why I was banned


still no pm from a mod about my banning.

What was it for ?
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Reply #14 - Jun 29th, 2014 at 8:47am
 
Sprintcyclist - not so long ago  I was blocked from Feedback for a week or so. This was the first time in 8 years since the inception of this forum any restrictions were made on my posting and it was simply because a few disgruntled members tend to drag my nick into all their grievances.  Perhaps because they want me to bite or perhaps they hold an old grudge that most of the time I'm unaware of.  I make very few posts and although I have my cynical moments have not consciously abused anyone or used bad language. Even if they haven't liked my response  - it's been nowhere near the level of abuse which has been dished out to me.

I don't even bother the mods anymore, but obviously others do.  There are some challenged people here - that is obvious and for some of us it is impossible to understand where they're coming from. Those who cry loudest are heard even if their complaints are only figments of their imagination.
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