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A spiffy line though my name?

  1. Nov 19, 2008 #1
    I was noticing all of the different people with a line through their name.
    When I figured out the line meant they were in a temporary smackdown I started looking at recent posts that might show why. Many times I couldn't figure out the offense. Do the mentors delete some of the out of tolerance posts/links?
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  3. Nov 19, 2008 #2


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    Most members that have lines through their names have been permanently banned.

    And yes, if a member's posts are bad enough to get them banned, they would have been deleted.
  4. Nov 19, 2008 #3

    The line might mean permanent. In that case I'll pass.
  5. Nov 19, 2008 #4
    just change your name to <s>montoyas7940</s>
  6. Nov 19, 2008 #5
    I don't get it !?
  7. Nov 19, 2008 #6
    He's just messin with you. A strike though does represent a member not in good standing and with either a temp or perm ban.
  8. Nov 20, 2008 #7
    I noticed I had a line through my name for a little while. Is there any recourse? Do the demerits have to never expire?
  9. Nov 20, 2008 #8


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    You have been getting the e-mail notifications regarding your PF status, right? Please don't play dumb. It confuses new members who are trying to get it right.
  10. Nov 20, 2008 #9
    I'm not playing dumb. I'm saying my demerits say they never expire, but I don't think what i did was bad enough to warrant them. I've already taken the banning, I'm simply asking whether I can get rid of these unwarranted demerits. and I haven't gotten any emails that I'm aware of. unless they went to my junk folder.
  11. Nov 20, 2008 #10


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    Permanent infractions points are issued for serious violations of PF guidelines and as the name suggests, they are permanent and never expire nor can they be removed - except if the infraction is reversed by a mentor.

    If you want to discuss your specific case further, then please feel free to PM me, or any other mentor.
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