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Bannings

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Jimathon, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Jimathon

    Jimathon Engaging Member

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    As I`ve been browsing through I`ve noticed a few members with "banned" on their sigs.
    Not sure if this is a good idea but would it not be sensible to have some additional info as to why they were banned in the first place so that other members could avoid making similar mistakes or avoid the banned members if there excluded for being dodgy dealers etc etc.
     
  2. Guvnor RBM

    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

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    One of the other forums I am on has a section called "Book of the Banned"

    Only the admin can post but it gives basic details of all banned users, serves 2 good jobs

    1) Keeps the community in the loop, helps [prevent the "them and us" attitude forming

    2) Is a good reminder of the forum rules and also shows that the admin take no Censored
     
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    Thats a great idea, mind you there is another forum which would need its own server for the amount of "trivial Bans" it dishes out;)
     
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    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

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    My shooting partner keeps daring me to join... so he can start a book on how long I last before I get a ban :)
     
  5. Jimathon

    Jimathon Engaging Member

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    I`d give you about 15mins!!
     
  6. Guvnor RBM

    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

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    He gave me 4 minutes...
     
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    Impressive!!!!
     
  8. steve410

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    There is a list of all banned users under "Extras"

    99.9% of these are spammers.

    As far as I am aware there are only 2 banned users who occasionally look in .

    One was banned for Trolling,the other for abusing the For sale section.


    You have to be a really naughty boy to be added to this list :eek:
     
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    So when your banned you can still come on the site to read whats been posted but you can no longer post?
    I thourt that the banned memberss were totley banned and could not come on the site at all
     
  10. MOO

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    I think you can still look but can't post. Like Steve says we were plagued with spammers at one point
     
  11. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    i banned my self for 1 week saved the mods a job,lesson learned by my self dont belive all sob stories ex members tell you ,i was really taking inn ,and had no one to blame but my self
     
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    Bans are usually preceeded by a warning or two. I dont really agree in banning a troll as they can be very amusing at times although its not nice to be the target of their inane rantings. I rest assured that a troll has an insignificant life where he/she lives in the real world as plankton and can only find solace by upsetting people they normally wouldn't say "Boo" to.

    The only ban I totally agree with are the types that take advantage of the site by illegally obtaining goods or cash. They are scum but also, and unfortunately, a fact of society today. Moderators have a bloody hard job identifying them till its too late and some poor unfotunate, or more than one, is out of pocket.

    I've received a ban from *** for going off in a big way at some guy bragging about 70 and 80 yard shots at rabbits with a sub 12ft/lb gun.

    Bans are a neccessity but it is a good idea to have something like a wall of shame so users of the site could view what has been going on. In the case of dirty dealings we should all remember that not everyone is as honest as the rest of us.

    All power to the moderators.
     
  13. andyhawkx3

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    This troll, wasn't amusing he hounded new members into submission, and abused his position as a Administrator. :mad:
     
  14. Guvnor RBM

    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

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    Some times, even when some one's value to the forum is quite high, they can cross a line and action must must be taken...
     
  15. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    this troll was a very clever troll ,at getting you to belive he was hard done bye,ive always been on a victims side but this time i was taking inn ,well they say you live and you learn
     
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    yes but i was new to the forum i didnt seem threatened by B*** or was that because i didnt care what he thought:D:confused:
     
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    You didn't confront him, or disagree with him, I think I was one of the first to tell him to chill out :rolleyes::lol:, and he went off on one of his 3 or 4 page rants :bored::bored::bored: ..something to do with Hamilton leaving English car racing I think :shrug:...anybody remember
     
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    yes he said that Hamilton was talentless little so and so:confused: I then remember Davy telling him that Hamilton had more talent than him in his little fart or something along those lines:lol:
     
  20. Guvnor RBM

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    Glad to see it was some thing really important, a subject with wide reaching implications for the sport of air gun shooting :D
     

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