posted on Mar, 16 2005 @ 01:50 PM
From time to time, members have complied such lists... No problem there, should be found with some searches. We don't compile them as staff for
reasons of avoiding board drama.
Bans happen for many reasons...
Instant Bans: usually for aliases of formerly banned members (confirmed in a variety of ways), those posting porn or porn links who then don't remove
them after a warn (as this hurts our kid-friendly google rating), hack attempts of course, and so on...each case is different, but these are some of
the baddies... At times, this has even covered the posting of actual classified information that could cause the authorities to shut us down...
More normal Bans: after a number of Warns from staff, things like harassing members, promoting related forums, trolling, repeated violations of the
terms and conditions, etc. Note that U2Us and chat are likewise covered under the TOS... In these cases, you'll usually see a few of the little red
warns prior to the banning, but yes, a U2U is generally sent as a last ditch effort to change before the ban goes into effect. In many cases a
posting ban happens first (a cool off period), and then the ban is either made permanent or the member is back in full standing.
Like many things, there is no black and white, and each case is handled on it's own. None of us enjoys losing members, but if it improves the site,
well that is the end goal... We've lost some valuable members because of a lack of their ability to adhere to the rules the rest of us follow.
It's a shame really, for some of them, but without such order, well, you've seen those kinds of forums....