What does the slash mean?

  1. quasar987

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  3. Kurdt

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    It means they're banned.
     
  4. RonL

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    What kind of ban ?
    rudinreader posted today at 14:17
     
  5. Kurdt

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    I don't know. Thats between rudinreader and the mentor involved.
     
  6. Gokul43201

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    Then it stands to reason that he must have been banned some time after 14:17.
     
  7. Sometimes you see the name, but it is not in bold like all the others and something like post count will be n/a is this somehow related to a ban aswell?
     
  8. Also, sometimes instead of an avatar they will just have something in that gap that says for example "_Mayday_'s avatar"
     
  9. Kurdt

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    When you register or change your e-mail you have to confirm the e-mail addresses existence and your name is not bold until you confirm it. Those with n/a in their post count were part of another forum that was allowed to post here I think (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

    I'm guessing thats probably just people that have an avatar whose image is no longer hosted any more.
     
  10. Defennder

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    How can we tell if the ban is permanent or temporary?
     
  11. Kurdt what do you mean another forum can post here?

    Defennder I don't think you can actually, this forum is different to others where they talk abotu people bans, here it is kept between the mentor and the individual.
     
  12. George Jones

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    sci.physics.research
     
  13. Danger

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    I'm not sure about this, but I think that any ex-member is stroked through, whether banned or not. While I haven't checked, I suspect that the much loved Self Adjoint and Boulderhead, both deceased, are stroked out. Most of the time, the stroke means that someone was too stupid for his own good and got banned. We do have some members in good standing, such as the aforementioned, who are no longer here for other reasons.
     
  14. George, is the sci.physics.research is a completely different forum? Why would that mean their posts were n/a?
     
  15. George Jones

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    sci.physics.research is a Google group, not a forum in Physics Forums, so a person doesn't have to register with PF to post on sci.physics.research, thus the n/a.

    sci.physics.research existed long before Physics Forums existed. I used to spend a lot of time on sci.physics.research, but I haven't (much?) posted there since I started posting here.

    It's available here because of the obvious overlapping interests.
     
  16. Ah, thanks George never knew that!
     
  17. Evo

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    But you notice he hasn't posted since, that was his last post before being banned.
     
  18. D H

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    Just to be pedantic, sci.physics.research existed long before Google existed. sci.physics.research is a Usenet newsgroup. The Usenet newsgroups date back to 1981. sci.physics did not exist back then; that had some other name. The current naming scheme dates bak to 1985. Google itself didn't even exist until 1998. "Google groups" are even later; they started in 2001 with Google's acquisition of Deja News. What about sci.physics.research? The earliest entry at Google groups is dated Feb 17 1993, eight years before Google groups came into being.
     
  19. Evo

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    Only banned members have a line through their name.

    Boulderhead's name is greyed out and his posts show N/A because boulderhead had requested his account closed before he left to die. :cry: It is a sign of a closed account.

    SelfAdjoint's name is greyed out, but his posts remain active.
     
  20. Danger

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    It's nice to know that there's a differentiation, and I'm sorry that I didn't notice it because I haven't run across threads that they last posted in. It would be unpleasant to think that someone new to the forums assumed that SA etc. had been banned when in fact they left through no fault of their own.
     
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