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Where is the Line Between Getting a Warn and Getting Banned?

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posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 08:48 AM
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I just saw a new member getting banned without any warns (I don't think he had any) for one incident. But then other people have 3 warns and still aren't banned.

So, where is the line drawn between getting a warn and getting banned?

Do some offences get you a warning and some a banning? Does it matter if you are new or not?

Thanks

[edit on 28/12/2006 by enjoies05]




posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 08:54 AM
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It's really just up to the discretion of the owners and senior staff.

Generally people are given warns before baing banned, but there are cases when an immediate ban is necessary, especially when the breach of T&Cs is extreme or the person is a previously banned member returning under another username.



posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 09:17 AM
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Just like most of the "mod duties", bannings are usually the result of behind-the-scenes stuff which members aren't even aware of.

It is usually the case that newer members are more likely to get banned than those members who've been here a few months or even years. For example:

1. New member joins, spams a forum with his first post that another member is full of
, and tells them to get a life, blah blah blah.

2. We place an immediate temporary post ban while a mod sends the new member a U2U to tone it down and provides links to the Terms & Conditions.

3. Member replies with a vulgar ignorant response telling mod he doesn't need ATS anyway (of course in a much worse tone as is typically the case).

4. Super-mod or admin makes the executive decision to place a ban on that member.

So as you can see. This scenario happened in the space of less than a day (often in the space of an hour), without any visible Warns to other members and without their knowledge of what was happening behind the scenes.

It is unfortunate, but sometimes bannings are necessary to keep this place a professional and enjoyable society for everyone.


[edit on 28-12-2006 by SimonGray]



posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 09:22 AM
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Thanks guys, good to know.


Not that I was planning on being banned or anything


Thanks



posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by SimonGrayIt is unfortunate, but sometimes bannings are necessary to keep this place a professional and enjoyable society for everyone.


The last sentence would do well as thread starter.
Imagine it in NWO or some other conspiracy forum, it would go like this:

Earths society was set up by various groups of aliens, who became known as the Elohim, or "gods" of old.

These gods set up a system of rules to help the fledging society get off its feet.
Everything started out fine, but there was a small slip, in which the protypes, Adam & Eve, were "warned". After the warning they set their eyes on the prize and again complied to the rules set out for them.

But it didnt take long for a group of rowdy ones to come along to test the system, to see if they could break it. The "gods" acted swiftly and "banned" them through liquidation...and life continued along a somewhat normal path for some time.



O.k., saw the opportunity and felt like writing a short story, couldnt help it.


Or better yet...
Death is the conspiracy, a form of banishment set up by the intelligent life forms that created us, to ensure we would not become as one of them. (no im not equating this to the banning at ATS, just having fun with the topic of banning)


Peace

dAlen

[edit on 28-12-2006 by dAlen]



posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 02:50 PM
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As an addendum here, there are some things that will get one banned almost right out of the gate. Spamming ads from commercial sites, extreme sexual harrassment of other members, or identified alter-egos of previously banned members, often result in an "insta-ban"...with little or no visibility. Basically, just gross violations of the Terms and Conditions.

Such cases are rare, but most staff members try to resort to banning as the "last" recourse, and use U2U's, warns, global ignore, temporary post-bans, etc. before using the last resort. How a member reacts to such "discipline" can hasten the process though, or if the criticism is taken to heart, allow the poster to get back to posting quicker, etc.

Most members should never even worry about such things though. and will hardly ever see a warn, let alone worry about a ban. As mentioned though, sometimes just necessary to keep the place civil.



posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 02:57 PM
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I am a new member. What kind of things would get a member banned or even warned? I am new to the site and just wondering



posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by theutahbigfoothunter
I am a new member. What kind of things would get a member banned or even warned? I am new to the site and just wondering


Look up.



posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by theutahbigfoothunter

What kind of things would get a member banned or even warned?

If you follow these rules, you'll be ok :
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