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Why is there no announcement when and why members of this forum got banned?

post #1 of 8
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Hello.

I recently discovered, that some users where banned from this forum.
I really don't know much about them, but I'm curious why those people got banned from here.
There seems to be no announcement, neither here nor in the thread they last posted in.
The two most recent examples are mydo and @_@ Artman (now I finally get those two @s), who are here for two years and post quite regularly.

Why were they banned? For how long?

And why is there no announcement in the Feedback forum?
On another board they did this quite often in the Announcement section, and they had more than 40000 users compared to the almost 24.600 users (of whom maybe a tenth is regularly active) with at least one post here.

Thanks in advance.

PS: What kind of society concept is being used on this board? Democracy, Autocracy, Dictatorship, ...?
post #2 of 8
Clearly you haven't read the rules and regs here. Questioning the mod's decision-making is enough to get you banned. So take heed, buddy.

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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

Clearly you haven't read the rules and regs here. Questioning the mod's decision-making is enough to get you banned. So take heed, buddy.

Heh...nice try.

The reason is that they are participants in PoliticalOutsider which was a complete cesspit for a while. So there is an automagic 10 day ban for name calling in that forum in an attempt to cool things off a bit.

Typically that has little to do with the rest of AI since that sub-forum is just a bilge area to keep politics out of the rest of AI.
post #4 of 8
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Thanks vinea and SpamSandwich (there could be an "h" in there) for the quick answer.

So this automatic feature recognizes a taboo name calling and bans someone? It's done by a mod, isn't it?

PS: What does the ban include (and not exclude like the Time Machine?
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by spinnerlys View Post

PS: What does the ban include?

Use of the word "you" followed by some pejorative. Like "idiot".

It's not like a very difficult thing to avoid. Now watch me get banned for saying something avoidable.
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by vinea View Post

Use of the word "you" followed by some pejorative. Like "idiot".

It's not like a very difficult thing to avoid. Now watch me get banned for saying something avoidable.

You need to phrase your insults like the 'great' John McCain.... "my dear, dear friend Dennison Shmendrick...".

He calls his enemies 'friends' and his most hated enemies, 'dear friends'....

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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

You need to phrase your insults like the 'great' John McCain.... "my dear, dear friend Dennison Shmendrick...".

He calls his enemies 'friends' and his most hated enemies, 'dear friends'....

Thank you for that advice my dear friend...
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Thank you for that advice my dear friend...

You're quite welcome... my dear, dear friend.

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