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Slash the handle!

  1. Aug 4, 2006 #1

    Pythagorean

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    what's it mean when a member has a slash through their handle (nickname)?
     
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  3. Aug 4, 2006 #2

    JamesU

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    They've been banned.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2006
  4. Aug 4, 2006 #3

    Evo

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    They've been banned.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2006 #4
    Crackpots and trolls, mostly.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2006 #5
    Interesting I genuinely never knew that, how long do they keep the ignomony of the slash, is it lifted if they behave for a probationary period? Or is it like a numerical tatoo on prisoners? If so does toadying and or chocolate garner a laser treatment?:smile:
     
  7. Aug 4, 2006 #6

    Chi Meson

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    I kinda miss Aviator!

    How many times was he banned?
     
  8. Aug 4, 2006 #7

    Evo

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    Bans can be temporary or permanent, depending on the reason for the ban.

    No amount of chocolate can buy a member out of a ban.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2006 #8

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    or so evo says :biggrin:
     
  10. Aug 4, 2006 #9
    @Yomama: well I'm sure she's diplomatic but I see no reason to doubt her assertion :smile:

    @Evo: So if your banned and have a slash you can still post, probably not, or does it mean you are labouring under the assertion of the damned, until you prove your inherent worthiness before the mods?

    EDIT: for future reference, not planning on getting banned :smile: j/k, it's seldom a positive - for some - experience, even if it does affirm your mistakes.
     
  11. Aug 4, 2006 #10

    Evo

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    If you are banned permanently, it's unlikely you will ever be allowed back.

    You cannot post while you are banned. The posts with the slashes were posts made before the ban.
     
  12. Aug 4, 2006 #11
    I see thanks for the clarification, I'm sure these questions belong in the feedback section, but I thank you for your comments, appreciated.
     
  13. Aug 4, 2006 #12

    Pythagorean

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    ha, cool! Hang your impaled enemies where everyone can see them so others don't make the same mistake... excellent work!
     
  14. Aug 4, 2006 #13

    Pengwuino

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    You should have a big red BANNED stamp on their sigs and names.

    test it out on yomamma.
     
  15. Aug 4, 2006 #14

    Moonbear

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    Well, actually, we delete the bad stuff that gets them banned. But if they have other posts that were okay, it might start disrupting threads to delete everything they posted if others have replied to it, so we leave those up.
     
  16. Aug 4, 2006 #15

    Pythagorean

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    ooh, burn!
     
  17. Aug 4, 2006 #16

    rcgldr

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    So what happens if a lawyer gets banned and sues for slander?
     
  18. Aug 4, 2006 #17

    Pengwuino

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    Greg use to be a millionaire....
     
  19. Aug 5, 2006 #18

    wolram

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    PFs have thier own (men in black) soon sorted, now where did i put my
    multiphasicalcellulardisassembler. (my spelling) :tongue2:
     
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