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Lined out names

  1. Oct 4, 2009 #1
    What's with the user names that are lined out?
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2009 #2

    Doc Al

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    That indicates a user account that has been banned (either temporarily or permanently).
     
  4. Oct 4, 2009 #3
    Are you kidding? What is the point? Is there anything to keep someone from creating a new email and a new user name? Isn't there an old saying about the enemy you know? Wouldn't it make more sense to just delete their offending posts rather than have them create a new user name so you don't know it's them?
     
  5. Oct 4, 2009 #4

    Doc Al

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    Gee, why didn't we think of that? :rolleyes:

    Seriously, once an account is banned any new accounts by the same person are immediately banned. (Amazing how quickly we find them in most cases.)

    Offending posts are routinely deleted (and infractions given). Nonetheless, unless an account is banned, what's stopping them from just reposting the same thing?
     
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  6. Oct 4, 2009 #5

    Doc Al

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    By the way, thanks for tipping us off! Buh-bye!
     
  7. Oct 4, 2009 #6

    Vanadium 50

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    <shaking head in astonishment>
     
  8. Oct 4, 2009 #7

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: Some people just can't resist.
     
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