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Why do forums ban people?

  1. Dec 18, 2004 #1
    it is no use, i mean they can keep coming back right?

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  3. Dec 18, 2004 #2
    Forums ban people because they usually don't keep coming back. Some individuals get offended when they are banned and never return, while others don't know how to hack in order to return. Furthermore, other reasons exist such as the person wanting to maintain their dignity by refusing to return.

    Banning people often works because you can easily use intellect to discover who the individual banned was and if they have returned, or if your good with computers you can come up with a better banning system.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2004 #3
    k, thanks for your reply...

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    "I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment."
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  5. Dec 18, 2004 #4

    Astronuc

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    It is my experience that people are banned only when they do not adhere to the policies with which they supposedly agreed when registering with the forum.

    As far as I can tell, it is not the policy of this forum to ban people in order to prevent anyone's opinion from being expressed. Those who were banned were usually disruptive and refused to change their behavior despite sufficient warning. In this sense, it is like a situation in a classroom where a teacher would remove a student who is preventing the lesson or assaulting fellow students, or in a church or social gathering where the ushers would remove a person for conduct that is incompatible with the function.

    If there is any question about policy, please refer to the terms and conditions for participating in the forum in question.
     
  6. Dec 18, 2004 #5

    Kerrie

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    not sure if this belongs in GD...from what i understand, we are able to ban on more then just the name being registered...
     
  7. Dec 18, 2004 #6

    Evo

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    We have several different ways of banning people depending on what is needed. The automated system ban based on warning points is temporary, a person is allowed to return after 21 days, it's more like "detention" than a ban.

    If a person comes back during a ban, then additional steps can be taken.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2004 #7
    Don't worry, I won't come back.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2004 #8

    Evo

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    Awww, no one is going to ban you Boulderhead.
     
  10. Dec 18, 2004 #9
    With a little technical know-how a troublemaker can go back over and over again. I've seen this on another forum. But most troublemakers aren't that knowledgeable :tongue:
     
  11. Dec 18, 2004 #10
    I've never been banned from any forums but I could probably get around it if I wanted, quick ban me! We'll see if I can.
     
  12. Dec 18, 2004 #11

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    They ban your IP most of the time. I should know I have been banned from my hockey forums many times, once for over six months. :bugeye:

    If you try and visit the site while logged in the site goes blank. If you clear cookies then you can see the site but if you try to log in again the screen goes blank again.

    Sucks to be banned, trust me.
     
  13. Dec 18, 2004 #12
    You have proxie sites so that your IP looks different,But anyone who deserved to get banned from PF wont know that or to how to use it.
     
  14. Dec 19, 2004 #13

    graphic7

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    Come on, people can't be that uninformed. :eek:
     
  15. Dec 19, 2004 #14

    hypnagogue

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    Don't encourage them. :tongue2:
     
  16. Dec 19, 2004 #15

    ek

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    But it's not worth it. If you can't come back as yourself what's the point? I don't go to message boards to troll around for fun.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2004 #16
    if you are banned as ek you can come back as ekisback or ek1.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2004 #17
    but then its obvious and you get banned again.
     
  19. Dec 19, 2004 #18

    Moonbear

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    Usually those who can't control themselves enough to avoid getting banned in the first place also can't control themselves enough upon returning to hide that they are the same person, so they do wind up quickly banned upon re-entry. If they completely changed their attitude and became a good citizen under a new nickname (maybe learned their lesson), then folks are less likely to notice their return, but blending in isn't usually their modus operandi.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2004 #19
    Some people have alot of time on their hands. They'll create mults to get their kicks out of the responses they get from other people. :tongue2:
     
  21. Dec 20, 2004 #20
    Actually there is only one method to get rid of people like them .Ignore them.
     
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