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Question about banning

  1. Jan 20, 2009 #1
    I noticed a dude on here, and his name had a slash through it. And he stopped posting for a while. Does that mean that he was banned? And if so, how do you get unbanned? Cause the dude is back, with the same account.
     
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  3. Jan 20, 2009 #2

    Astronuc

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    There are temporary bans (time outs), which expire, and there are permanent bans, which off course do not expire.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2009 #3
    But do you guys have like months long bans? Cause the dude was gone for quite a while. I figured banning would be either like a few days or for ever.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2009 #4

    Hootenanny

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    The length of a temporary ban may be set to any required time period. However, bans longer than a few weeks are rare.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009
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